The catalyst for the album was Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, a book they both loved. Recording took place over the cold winter of 2012 where Anglo-Australian composer Justin Grounds and Irish songwriter Pearse McGloughlin shared files on Dropbox from sessions in Clonakilty, Toronto, County Sligo and Dublin’s Windmill Lane. The pace was quick; creativity sparked and artistic decisions were made from instinct. The result is an atmospheric record of electronic chamber songs exploring human cruelty, love, innocence and rebellion.
A concept album? Yes. But accessible and fresh.
“a series of sonic gems (gifted with beats and beautifully spectral spoken-word inserts) that breathe life and art into electronic music...4****” — Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
“the pair…create what the best albums manage to do, an atmosphere exclusive to itself with its own identity…” — Album of the Week, Nialler9
“Impresses on just about every level... Album of the Week” — Dan Hegarty, The Alternative, RTE, 2FM