Trick Mist - Both Ends (Vinyl)

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Written, recorded and produced by Trick Mist (Gavin Murray) at home in Ardee, on the road in Indian and South-East Asia and finally St. Olans, Cork City (Sept 16 - August 18)
Additional vocals on 6 + 8 by Hilary O' Mahony
Mastered by Steven Quinn



In the liner notes of Both Ends, Gavin Murray, the multi-instrumentalist and composer behind the Trick Mist moniker, thanks his friends and family. The country of India, however, receives recognition for “filling the journey with warmth, laughter, music, noise, rage, complexity, and beauty”. All of which abound on the album.

This debut, composed of various field recordings and stream-of-consciousness monologues, is a timestamp of his travels. From devotional songs performed in temples (included on Magic Dust) to the distant merriment of a wedding party captured briefly on the mid-section interlude Green Grass, these tracks present many unexpected tones throughout.

More often than not, the Dundalk native provides little orientation for listeners to venture through his industrial and electronic soundscapes unscathed. Noise, rage and complexity temper the aforementioned Magic Dust, while warmth and beauty emanate from Fraction and Abroad in the Yard.

The more sedate arrangements on the album (Beyond Your Means and Abroad in the Yard) are among Both Ends’ highlights. While invoking a similar dark atmosphere and evasiveness to Animal Collective’s Tangerine Reef, Trick Mist asserts a highly personal approach to his arrangements on this introductory LP.

By: Zara Headerman.


1 Magic Dust
2 Beyond Your Means
3 Heart
4 Here We Go
5 Two Doors Down
6 Green Grass
7 Fraction
8 Abroad in The Yard
9 There We Go Again / Blue Sky
10 Snatch



Pizza Pizza Records - PPR003

Written*, recorded and produced by Trick Mist (Gavin Murray)
at home in Ardee, on the road in Indian and South-East Asia
and finally St. Olans, Cork City (Sept 16 - August 18)
Additional vocals on 6 + 8 by Hilary O' Mahony
Mastered by Steven Quinn

*samples:
1 - devotional song played in Temple Marayoor
9 - traditional group Bangalore
3 - lady singing in Temple Marayoor
6 - wedding band Kampot
8 - traditional singer Kochi
+ lads in the pub having a sing song Munnar

Artwork:
Hilary O' Mahony (Back Cover + A Side Label)
Steve Blower (Front Cover)
Gavin Murray (B Side Label)
Artwork compiled and edited by Freddie Leyden and Gavin Murray

Massive thanks to:
Hil for all the love, support, listening, ideas and the album title,
all at Pizza Pizza Records, my family, Video Blue, my pals
and India for filling the journey with warmth,
laughter, music, noise, rage, complexity and beauty

To all the people and experiences
behind every sample, note, noise and lyric,
I hope you like your new surroundings

Dedicated to the Two Red Roses

© Trick Mist 2018
 
released November 30, 2018