Dublin act Sunken Foal consists of one Duncan Murphy, accompanied when he records or plays live by various friends and collaborators. On Fallen Arches and Fermented Condiments, the band's first two releases of intensely evocative guitar based electronic music, piano, strings, and occasional vocals build up and then collapse under the weight of digital rhythms that twist and turn at every juncture. Sounding not unlike an Irish Fennesz playing mandolin, these Sunken Foal's organic-sounding compositions have a definite 'plucked' feel, with subtly detuned instruments adding a slightly unsettling mood. In other words, Sunken Foal is right at home on Planet Mu.
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your version of Flash Player.