- In Movement
- Artist: Pearse McGloughlin & Nocturnes
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/3/2012
After playing for many years in different groups, I released my debut album Busy Whisper in 2009. It is a quiet album of songs I love and it was warmly received by various critics. Jim Carroll of The Irish Times referred to it as a collection of 'soft focused mellow tunes delivered with quietly assured authority' and others said nice things about it too. I do a lot of visual work with my brother and at the inaugural IMTV awards we won Best Male Video for Ways to Kill a Werewolf taken from Busy Whisper. In 2010 I released an EP of four songs called 'Twine' and alongside a bunch of fine musicians ( Enda Roche, Christophe Capewell, Sweeney Lee and Sean Lynch) we played many gigs and radio sessions; at the Best of IMRO Showcase, several HWCH outings, Electric Picnic and more. We had bad gigs and we had good gigs. After 'Twine' was released I set about writing a new batch of songs for my second album 'In Movement'. It was recorded by Jimmy Eadie at Bow Lane while Enda Roche and myself did some additional recording at home. It took a while to finish but it was a process of self discovery resulting in an album that I am truly proud of. In some respects it's like Busy Whisper but I think the songs are better, they have better stories to tell. So, that's where I am right now. It's always exciting to look forward to the next project, to anticipate what will come next, but for the present (and that's the only place we can really live) I will take to stages and platforms across Ireland and further afield.Sometimes I will have a crew of Nocturnes with me to hold the songs up high. Sometimes I will be alone. I hope to meet you there. At rest and in movement. PRAISE for IN MOVEMENT Since it's release in June 2012 'In Movement' has picked up some nice accolades. Dan Hegarty made it one of his Albums of the Week on RTE 2FM while ICON show on Phantom FM made it album of the month for July. In Movement sees McGloughlin and his band producing a wonderful series of gentle songs, atmospheric tumbles, elegant sounds and smart hush-a-byes. The blue hue with which McGloughlin coats such songs as Antelope March, The Lonely Track and Caught in Craft is pitch-perfect, a neat example of how the singer's melancholic timbre and the musicians' downplayed emotional rub embellishes what are often the simplest of tunes and ideas. Such rigorous streamlining makes In Movement another album for the wee small hours, a place he seems comfortable to inhabit. A set of songs that, confidently and astutely, carry McGloughlin further along an upwards trajectory.............The Irish Times Whether it's Antelope March or the noir stomp of The Lonely Track or Temps Perdu's jazzy touches, there's plenty of evidence of just how much McGloughlin has evolved as a songwriter since his 2009 debut, Busy Whisper, with the doo-wop dreaminess of Bright Star also suggesting that he's now soaking up inspiration in new places. Crucially, nothing sounds forced or half-formed. While it would be hard for anything to make up for the damp and defeats of this summer, here's one guy who's really trying his best. RTE McGloughlin's accomplished schtick is quiet and whispery. Instead of sweeping you off your feet like a tidal wave, this music announces itself by lapping in around your ankles. Evening Herald A quiet triumph........... Hot Press P.