- Release Date 2013-03-18
- Label Phil Kieran Recordings
- Catalog PKRCD001
Album Name: Le Carousel
Release Date: 11TH March 2013
Label: Phil Kieran Recordings
Publisher: Touch Tones UK
Distributer: Word & Sound DE
Format: CD / DIGITAL / +VINYL EPs
1.Le Carousel - Step On The Carousel
2.Le Carousel - Lose Your Love
3.Le Carousel - Good Times
4.Le Carousel - Carousel
5.Le Carousel - Lost Years
6.Le Carousel - Winter Months
7.Le Carousel - My Saviour
8.Le Carousel - Away
9.Le Carousel - Stick Together
10.Le Carousel - Broken
11.Le Carousel - Forget Me Not
12.Le Carousel - Step Off The Carousel
Le Carousel is the new band project from acclaimed Belfast DJ/recording artist Phil Kieran. A DJ with an international reputation, Kieran is also renowned for his techno productions on dance labels including Soma, NovaMute and Bugged Out! In the mid-noughties Kieran formed punk/hardcore act Alloy Mental, who released the album We Have Control on Skint Records in 2007. He followed this with the amazingly diverse solo electronic album, Shh, for Sven Vaths venerated Cocoon label in 2009.
For Le Carousel Kieran assembled some of Irelands finest musicians, writing most of the album while staying in Donegal on the remote west coast. Fittingly Le Carousel evokes feelings of half-remembered childhood day-trips and windswept empty beaches. Fans of emotive Electronica, blissful Balearica, artists like Spiritualized, Slowdive, Pink Floyd, Goldfrapp, Steve Reich, Rothko, Bat For Lashes, and Galaxie 500 should sign up here, although anyone with a heart is going to take something away from this extraordinary piece of work.
A metaphor for the rotations occurring in everyday life, Le Carousel released on Kierans own label PKR - was a labour of love for its creator. It all pivots around an idea, a concept, its a diary of a part of my life, says Kieran. Over a two-year period I decided to really make the best thing Ive ever made, and maybe will ever make.
Two influential music figures already sold on the new album are music and film soundtrack producer David Holmes, and DJ/Producer Andrew Weatherall, who have both remixed tracks. Weatherall has remixed club single Lose Your Love, while Holmes has remixed the new single Carousel.
"I dont usually dabble in the dark arts of P.R. but after hearing Le Carousel I set about running off copies and giving them to people I thought should hear it ( pretty much my entire address book )" Andrew Weatherall
"Echoes from Serge Gainsbourg to New Order and Eno to Jacko conjure a beguilingly sensual reverie" **** Q
A blissed-out album of reflective songcraft, tinged with time-lapse psychedelia
DJ Magazine January 2013
Have had the album on repeat, really feelin it... awesome work
Fucking loved every seconds of it .......Loooooved it
It's beautiful, unusual , unexpected and amazing.
Felix Martin ( Hot Chip )
It's fantastic... The mix and the vocals on everything is pristine
Your album is super cool.. im really impressed, nice 1.
Absolutely loving it! :) Really nice!!
Maya Jane Coles
Got it on now ....and it is GREAT! Well done really lovely
Peter Hook ( New Order / Joy Division )