Words: Dylan Murphy
Featuring soaring melodies and ambient soundscapes, the body of work from Louise Gaffney is just what the doctor ordered.
Newcomer Louise Gaffney has shared her debut body of solo work, Not Even Here. Feeling like the sun on your face on summer’s day, the EP is a patient exploration of the intersection between warm synths and layered vocals and finds an additional human touch through the tape machines it passes through.
Hailing from the west of Ireland the visual artist and electronic musician’s debut project is more concerned with feelings than linear narratives. It’s a project that unfolds organically taking cues from the soundscapes as the considered vocals subsequently hug the contours of the immersive production.
Speaking on the EP Louise said, “This EP for me was more about getting feel and the texture right as opposed to being focussed on songwriting in the usual sense. I wanted to keep it more loose and open to interpretation, using how a breathy synth melody or using rough field recordings can be just as evocative as what a vocal is doing.”
“For me, it’s always been this battle between wanting to have a great vocal melody without over-directing the meaning with words and using the musical elements and production itself to tell as much of the story as possible. Everything is deteriorated in the production. It’s taped and re-taped, disappearing around the edges. I wanted it to feel barely held together, that it exists in a fragile gravity where all of the elements, rattled samples and bits and pieces of it could easily fall apart at any moment”.
Click here to purchase the EP on Bandcamp or listen to Not Even Here below:
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