Malojian: Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home – songs from a lighthouse

Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 05:00


Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home



Singer / Songwriter

Recording an album in a lighthouse may conjure soundscapes of wistful desolation, but not for Malojian. Lurgan’s Stevie Scullion has enlisted several well-known names for his fourth album, from Teenage Fanclub’s Gerard Love to session drummer Joey Waronker (REM, Beck), and while the end result – recorded at Rathlin East Lighthouse – isn’t quite a party album, it’s far from melancholic either. Scullion’s soft voice drifts atop a soundtrack that veers between electric and acoustic, from the bumbling folk canter of A New Armageddon to the 1960s vibe of Ambulance Song, the twitchy pop burble of Between the Pylons and the woozy rumble of the title track. Amidst the personal songs, there’s even time for some wry humour (Beard Song). All in all, it might be his most well-rounded album yet.