Referencing Max Richter, Philip Glass, Rachel's (oooh, nice) and A Silver Mt Zion amongst their influences, Swedish outfit Library Tapes bring their Irish tour to Limerick on Monday night. Actually correct that: Library Tapes is primarily the work of one young buck - David Wenngren, who drafts in some pals to play, including Peter Broderick, who has recently kick-started his own solo career after some alliances with Efterklang.
There seems to be some really gorgeous tunes here, bits of minimal composition with ambient and classical nuances...Hey, even the hipster's read of choice Pitchfork gave it a high five with their review. In terms of live performance, I think it may be just Wenngren on his own, so it will be interesting to see how he pulls it off...maybe, he'll just plug in a laptop?
It happens this Monday night at Baker Place, and is the third (I think) show put on by the Pure Sound Collective.
In the meantime, here's a vid:
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
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