We’ve featured the ethereal electronica / folk stylings of Cork based Gavin Murray before, mainly because we were so enamoured by his unusual approach to traditional folk arrangements. As Trick Mist, Murray wraps his hauntingly beautiful compositions in an angular sheen, offering the listener a juxtaposition of tones that eschew the norm.
Latest offering ‘Fraction’ (released alongside a slightly jarring video courtesy of Graham Patterson) largely delivers on what we’ve come to expect from Murray – kaleidoscopic instrumentation sewed up by comforting baritone vocals, but driven by a fresh sonic palatte; found sounds and samples captured by Murray during a recent stint in India.
“‘Fraction’ is about those times when you are living as a shadow of yourself. Those rough times when you’re working towards something but it takes its toll on your personality. I was heading to India and sacrifices needed to be made in order for that to happen. We hope when we make sacrifices that we experience reward. It’s frustrating but ultimately rewarding to come out the other side of it and feel like your full self again. What Graham has done with the visual is concealed the element of reward. It’s a striking, exposed and heavy portrayal of sacrifice and we never know whether it’s worth it or not.”
Quality stuff, check it out below, and a little further below, check out the lofi dancefloor-orientated remix courtesy of Phare.
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Trick Mist photographed by Ste Murray.