The debut compilation from the Irish based collective who focus on supporting female identifying and LGBTQ+ producers and DJ’s in the field of electronic music is set to be released next month [December 4th].
GASH Trax Vol.1 : Irish fem focused collective, GASH presents a pick n mix selection of some of the many varied voices in Irish music at present, blurring the lines between experimental dance and contemporary electronic music.
The A side features a deep dive into drums with iced out percs and shape shifting textures from ELLLL (Glacial Industries, Paralaxe Editions, FSL). The drum work continues with dance focused, howling rhythms from hard drum icon SYN (Even the Strong). These tracks are then juxtaposed with the multi-layered, all engulfing soundscapes of acclaimed composer Irene Buckley.
The B side kicks off with overdriven, commanding techno flavours of Caskré, followed by breathy pads, booming subs and precise percussion of Sculptress. Gadget and the Cloud features next, presenting a playful and woozy world with her signature lo-fi, off kilter production style. Last but not least, multimedia composer Anna Murray rounds the records off with immersive, minimalist rumblings of a sly groove in effect.
A1. ELLLL – Toe Loop Jump
A2. Syn – Full Moon
A3. Irene Buckley – Turning
B1. Caskre – Gyda Terfsgaeth Gyson
B2. Sculptress – Chiron
B3. Gadget And The Cloud – Pulse
B4. Anna Murray – RNDR 5
We’ve had a listen to the whole LP and can confirm it’s a great release featuring a mixed bag of ambient, electro and breaky sounds fit for the afterhours from 7 eclectic Irish artists.
You can listen to Anna Murray’s track ‘RNDR 5’ now via the Bandcamp link below, plus pre-order the whole LP on vinyl and digital here.