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Music with Joshua Burnside
Music with Joshua Burnside with support from 9:30pm
There is a man in an attic somewhere at four in the morning. He is shaking knives in a biscuit tin, stomping and shouting, pitch bending, coding, looping, plucking banjos and squeezing accordions, layering sound upon sound like a demented chef creating a monstrous cake, a swirling dream of colours and visions, and stories of people trying to carve out their place in the universe.
Joshua Burnside was born in Ireland, but cites the music of Colombia, Eastern Europe and North America as the greatest influences on his unique sound. Deftly blending folk textures and melodies with elements of electronica, he has made it difficult for pundits to put him in a box.
Even before releasing his debut record Ephrata last summer, he had racked up over 2 million plays on Spotify and 80,000 views on Youtube, with the album being heralded a triumph by critics. Expect tracks, too, from this year’s EP, All Round the Light Said. Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Cumbian rhythms, electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just some of the flavours to expect.
Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic – The Irish Times