Idiot Songs

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released July 21, 2013


All lyrics and music by Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds

All tracks were recorded by Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds except:

Piano and vocals for Villages of Ether, acoustic and electric guitars and vocals for Nastasya’s Tears, vocals for The Wheel which were engineered by Enda Roche at Windmill Lane.

Electric guitar on Devils was performed by Enda Roche.

Produced by Justin Grounds and Pearse McGloughlin, mixed by Justin Grounds

Mastering by Aidan Foley at Masterlabs

Very Special Thanks:

To Allison and to Emily.

To our dear friend Enda Roche for his time, expertise and input to this project. Ever the whizz kid.

We loved putting this album together and hope you enjoy it too. / / CRITICAL RECEPTION

‘I’m utterly overwhelmed by the quality of work here and more than anything, long to abandon my place in front of this laptop and, with these songs drifting outwards, want to pull The Idiot from my bookshelf and disappear for a week. It’s a beautiful homage to the empathy and creativity of Dostoyevsky and without a doubt one of the best concept albums I’ve heard in my time’………. Harmless Noise

‘a series of sonic gems (gifted with beats and beautifully spectral spoken-word inserts) that breathe life and art into electronic music’…..Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times 4****

‘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, 2FM

'Not your typical single so, but the best single I’ve heard this year!'.... Noise

Video for Villages of Ether directed by Kevin McGloughlin…Vimeo Staff Pick



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