Daniel O'Sullivan + Paul G. Smyth
Daniel O'Sullivan presents new musical forms for piano and voice.
Daniel O’Sullivan is a London based composer and multi-instrumentalist. Working across of range of musics and artistic platforms he has made a strong impact on the international avant community. Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is remarkable in the way it infuses familiar everyday experience with traces of the uncanny, the secret and the magickal.
Traces of his many projects all meet and mingle in his most recent album “VELD”: from his solo music as Mothlite to the lysergic songcraft and space-time vortices of Grumbling Fur and Laniakea, the reality-distorting zones of Æthenor and Ulver, the electronic pop of Miracle (with Zombi synth maestro Steve Moore), and his recent involvement with another pioneering London group, This Is Not This Heat.
Released June 2017 on Tim Burgess’ curated imprint O Genesis Recordings “VELD” is one of O’Sullivan’s most immediate and moving pop albums to date, yet one that’s strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and eerie biomechanical rhythms.
Paul G. Smyth (b.1976) is a musician, visual artist and designer, based in Dublin. Smyth is considered Ireland’s foremost free-improvising pianist. Since 1999, he has worked with Charles Gayle, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Keiji Haino, Barry Guy, Wadada Leo Smith, John Russell, John Edwards, Chris Corsano, Lol Coxhill, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, Hannah Marshall, Mark Sanders and Damo Suzuki, among many others, been a member of The Jimmy Cake (one of Ireland's most powerful musical forces) and synth trio Boys Of Summer (“the sound of John Carpenter being buried alive” - Le Cool Magazine), a featured composer in the National Concert Hall, written music for theatre, and performed in 17 countries. Smyth also currently runs the London/Dublin-based record label Weekertoft, which he co-founded with English guitarist John Russell.
Published on 24 June 2018