Sundernix

Fri, May 3, 2013, 01:00

   
 

Album:
Sundernix

Artist:
Sundernix

Label:
Self-released

Genre:
Alternative

It’s taken Liam Trappe five years to craft his debut, but good things apparently come to those who wait. The Kildare man may have named his musical venture after little-known American Olympic athlete Sunder Nix, but with any luck this album won’t fade into a similar obscurity. Taking in uplifting orchestral pop ( Brasserie ), leisurely piano compositions that nod to Neil Hannon and Ben Folds ( When the Morning Comes, Spiders ) and sure-footed, full-band alt.rock compositions ( Killing Time ), Trappe enlists a multitude of friends to drum, harmonise and sharpen focus on these colourful, melodic songs. Zany instrumental Siddhartha Highway is a standout, shifting the focus from piano and guitar to studio effects not unlike something Irish band 8 Ball may have once conjured up. An album that hits the sweet spot time and time again.
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Download: Brasserie, Siddhartha Highway