“Time Machine confirms Roger Doyle as Ireland’s leading composer. At 66, ‘the godfather of Irish electronic music’ remains a towering figure…” Classical Ear
“Shifting between narcotic swathes of electronic washes, now vigilant, now keening strings and doleful piano, this is ineffably sensitive music profoundly alive to the widest of emotional registers.” Classical Ear
“A record that demands close attention and a devotion of time… a richly rewarding work that runs the full, glorious gamut of human emotion.” The Irish Times
“A deeply meaningful release” Ambient Exotica
Called “The Godfather of Irish Electronic Music”, and renowned for his interweaving of classical, piano-driven structures, contemporary electronic music, sound art and post rock, Roger Doyle is one of Europe’s most exciting and original composers.
In Time Machine he brings us his most personal record to date. The album centers on a series of answering machine messages of Doyle’s family, close friends, colleagues and lovers, all of them recorded in and preserved from the late 1980’s.
This haunting spectral and deeply emotional meditation on the passing and creating of life is both nostalgic and powerfully of the moment. Faithful companions and family members have tragically died, children have grown to adults and new life has been born. Time Machine intermingles sadness, melancholy, joy and triumph in a manner that makes this one of the most poignant releases of 2015.
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01. CHALANT 9:15
02. VOICES OF PARENTS 5:14
03. BACK IN TIME 4:12
04. JONATHAN PRELUDE 2:21
05. COAT-HANGER KISSES 9:48
06. WASSANE 10:27
07. BACK FROM HOSPITAL 2:33
08. IT’S VERY SERIOUS 3:09
09. SALOMÉ AT THE GATE 10:14
10. BIRTH 3:55
11. DEPARTURE 10:37
Total time – 72:00
COMPOSED, PERFORMED, RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY ROGER DOYLE
Art Direction – Eric Fraad
Graphic Design – Ciaran Byrne
Photography – Laelia Milleri
Catalogue Number – Heresy 017
iTunes Catalogue Number – Heresy 018
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