French duo ATONALIST (Renaud-Gabriel Pion and Arnaud Fournier) featuring Gavin Friday released their debut album Atonalism on Audiotrauma on May 10th.
Order your copy (digital, CD and/or ltd edtion coloured vinyl) from Bandcamp now.
Gavin Friday and Renaud-Gabriel Pion
Atonalist are joined by Gavin Friday who wrote lyrics and sang vocals on five tracks: “Different to the others”, “The Road to Perdition”, “The Philosophers’ Argument”, “Gottesanbeterin” and “Our Fearless Leader”.
Gavin Friday and Renaud-Gabriel Pion previously worked together on Gavin’s 1996 solo album Shag Tobacco and subsequent scores.
Continue to listen to a preview of the album.
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Malcolm MacClancy discusses Gavin Friday’s The Casement Sonata in today’s The Irish Times. He writes:
“The Casement Sonata lies in a submerged tradition of modern Irish letters that includes Patrick Kavanagh’s Lough Derg as well as Eugene Watters’ The Week-End of Dermot and Grace (when will some clever radio producer finally stumble across this sonic gem from 1964?). At the same time, it reflects and expands upon Gavin Friday‘s 2011 album catholic. That album’s artwork featured Friday’s uncanny re-enactment of Sir John Lavery’s iconic death portrait of Michael Collins. It is no coincidence, for example, that the Sonata is aired in the Hugh Lane Gallery, alongside Lavery’s dramatic portrayal of the Casement trial, High Treason. It is also highly appropriate that the artwork accompanying the new recording should prefigure Casement as a Dada-esque head complete with attendant mosquitoes. 1916 was a year of not only historical but also artistic revolution, the original punk rebellion if you will.”
The review includes “Easter Rising” a ‘bonus track’, not included in the Hugh Lane installation.
Read the full review