Dublin musician and songwriter Adam Browne has been round for some time, toiling with good bands (Autumn Owls, the now-defunct Irish outfit with which he performed bass) and collaborating with good music acts (Feather Beds on their 2018 EP Material). However the time has come for him to go his personal manner, the primary fruit of which was the instrumental EP Planar En Plain Air, launched in Could.
Whereas ever so barely related in trend to the constituent parts of that EP (“loops, bleeps, beats, analogue and digital sources, presets, cassette recordings, noise and a sprinkling of lyrics”, notes Browne on his Bandcamp web page), Losses actually extends his inventive attain. Though considerably obscured from view (however defined by Browne within the album’s press launch and explicitly referenced within the album title) there’s a deep sense of misery right here.
The track titles are nice (Half Velocity Panic Assault, CRT Picture Burn, Collapsing into your Future, Ultrasound) and by alternative make the guessing recreation that little bit simpler. The music is usually great. Ultrasound is the very best pop track you’ve heard whereas underneath common anaesthetic; Half Velocity Panic Assault is as jittery as a jackhammer; Neutron Star Comedown is David Holmes doing his finest to outdo David Holmes. In different phrases, you’d be clever to research.