New Sounds interview

Posted by Bea Cloke on Friday Mar 16, 2018 Under Album, Interview, Music

New Sounds

John Schaefer catches up with Daniel on New York Public Radio’s New Sounds to discuss, amongst other things, his involvement in Heresy Records’ latest compilation of Irish electro-acoustic music A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland.

The show features several tracks from the new compilation alongside some previously unheard material, including sound installation, a Skipper outtake Angel In The House, and On C from the upcoming solo album.

“Daniel Figgis was making post-classical/post-rock music years before either of those terms gained currency; his work continues to be a singular blend of the experimental and the engaging – purposeful, idea-driven, but always direct in its communicative ability.” – John Schaefer


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Press for A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland

Posted by Bea Cloke on Thursday Mar 15, 2018 Under Album, Music

A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland

“Figgis’s own 11-minute Timothy Cream’s Crown of Wines is a dazzling exercise in atmospheric fantasy…” – Michael Quinn, Classical Ear

“It is Daniel Figgis’ piece, Timothy Cream’s Crown of Wines, which really gets into a more freeform composition, referencing avant-garde music and perhaps Krautrock.” – Rudy Carrera, A Miscellany of Tasteful…

“A 1997 piece from Daniel Figgis, ‘Timothy Cream’s Crown of Wines’ is an absolute stunner.” – Karl Paloucek, Spill Magazine

“From the beatific dance-pop of Tóirse Ó Ríordáin to the avant garde bleeps and swirl of Daniel Figgis and the Kevin Ayers-inspired prog-rock meanderings of the supergroup GREETINGS, there’s much to immerse yourself in here.” – Duncan Seaman, The Yorkshire Post

“… the 11-minute ‘Timothy Cream’s Crown Of Wines’ is a thing of beauty.” – Electronic Sound

“It’s always great to hear a new track from Daniel Figgis and with ‘Timothy Cream’s Crown of Wines’ you get three! – Daniel’s best work, after just a few listens, has a wonderful familiarity and homemade feel about it.” – Stephen Rennicks, Abstract Analogue

A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland & On The Nature Of Electricity & Acoustics CD Bundle

A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland is Heresy Records’ sequel to the album On the Nature of Electricity & Acoustics curated by Daniel Figgis and released in 2013 to international critical acclaim.

Both albums are currently available from the Heresy shop as a CD bundle.

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