Seán Quinn: ‘Orbital Resonances’

❉ Inspired by the work of Daphne Oram, Seán Quinn’s new album takes you on a stirring celestial journey.

Long-time readers may be familiar with Seán Quinn as one-third of We Are Cult favourites, Dublin-based synthpop band Tiny Magnetic Pets, whose prolific output as a studio band, live act and remix outfit has been regularly covered on our pages. 

As a solo artist, Seán is also no stranger to the site, when we reviewed the April 2020 re-release of his album Skylines on his Vitamin C label, back in the early days of lockdown – which is where the story behind his latest long-player begins. Like so many recent albums, Orbital Resonances began life in lockdown, which is the perfect analogy for the album itself, seeking pure beauty in what is available around us, in this case looking to the heavens and the skies around us.

The entire album is best listened to as a whole, and as it takes you on a stirring celestial journey, from the frantic edges of the universe, through to the calming seas of tranquillity which make you feel, with closed eyes, that you are experiencing the beauty and splendour of floating in heavenly skies.

Seán Quinn: Photo © Conor Kerr

Paying homage to the cosmic sounds of pioneers such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Daphne Oram (sampled on track IV, Icy Blue) all fans of electronic music will appreciate how this album can transport you through sound, to another dimension.

❉ Seán Quinn: “Orbital Resonances” (Vitamin C): Order via Bandcamp: The album is funded by the Irish Arts Council.

 A lifelong lover of music and prominent contributor to Me and the Starman (now available by Cult Ink on Amazon), Ange Chan is a Freelance Writer, having produced two novels and six volumes of poetry.

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