RÓISÍN MURPHY

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The Mi Senti EP was cool, yes, but I am unbelievably hyped for a new LP.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:05 (four years ago) link

*punches air*

Ottbot jr (NickB), Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:18 (four years ago) link

2015 is sure making up for 2014 isn't it

katherine, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:04 (four years ago) link

So excited for this. Can't believe Overpowered is almost eight years old!

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:16 (four years ago) link

Was hoping she'd sneak into the Top 77 tracks but it looks extremely unlikely now.

Excited for the album though

groovypanda, Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:19 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

New track out and album announced:

http://pitchfork.com/news/58494-roisin-murphy-announces-hairless-toys-lp-shares-gone-fishing/

― daavid, Monday, February 16, 2015 4:10 PM (1 hour ago)

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 February 2015 22:54 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/ym6Fsxp.jpg

01 Gone Fishing
02 Evil Eyes
03 Exploitation
04 Uninvited Guest
05 Exile
06 House of Glass
07 Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
08 Unputdownable

Eight songs seems like not a lot after such a long wait, but maybe (I hope?) they're eight REALLY GOOD songs. "Gone Fishing" portends good things imo.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 February 2015 23:00 (four years ago) link

It's getting better with every listen. It may be my favorite song of the year so far.

daavid, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:41 (four years ago) link

It really is so good.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:42 (four years ago) link

I especially love the pitch-shifting 'strings'

daavid, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:43 (four years ago) link

Just listened to it three times in a row, agree with daavid it's probably the best thing I've heard so far this year.

ewar woowar (or something), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:42 (four years ago) link

the songs are long - "Exploitation" cracks nine minutes acc to itunes

Anyway this song is great!

Simon H., Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:55 (four years ago) link

Going Fishing travels so many places in six minutes. I typically have "long-song ADD" but I sort of trust her to not let me down in this regard.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:03 (four years ago) link

I like that it works out she's spent one year per song on this new album. Judging by Gone Fishing this album is going to be worth the wait.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:52 (four years ago) link

http://www.factmag.com/2015/02/23/roisin-murphy-release-jealousy-12-crosstown-rebels/

"Ahead of Hairless Toys, her first solo album in eight years, Róisín Murphy has recorded a club-focused 12″ for Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label."

There's not really much to the "house mix," a youtube of which is embedded at that link, but I'm quite interested in hearing the "disco mix".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 February 2015 21:52 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

somehow only just heard "jealousy" - it's amazing, both mixes, actually much more so than "gone fishing" which underwhelmed a bit in the end

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:16 (four years ago) link

And here's Exploitation... http://pitchfork.com/news/58951-roisin-murphy-shares-exploitation/

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:22 (four years ago) link

Don't know if it's amazing or insane. Or both.

daavid, Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:45 (four years ago) link

Murphy occupies a unique position, the gay diva with a library, reclining before floor-to-ceiling shelves in interviews. Shes a nutter but she's our nutter.

You and your damn elves, I'm sick of it! (Sanpaku), Friday, 27 March 2015 01:22 (four years ago) link

I've probably said that about the Unabomber on other forums.

I'm a softer being.

You and your damn elves, I'm sick of it! (Sanpaku), Friday, 27 March 2015 01:25 (four years ago) link

(comma, after momentary sobriety), now.

You and your damn elves, I'm sick of it! (Sanpaku), Friday, 27 March 2015 01:28 (four years ago) link

I want to like the disco mix of "Jealousy" but hearing the sampled guitar from Ahzz's "New York's Moving" without the synths is killing me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud2epRXRFmU

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:57 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The album is out there now. It's really beautiful.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 12 April 2015 16:55 (four years ago) link

oooh yes!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2015 16:57 (four years ago) link

I'm still absorbing it but there are definitely a bunch of OMFG moments

bae sremmurd (monotony), Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:32 (four years ago) link

Video for "Exploitation"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSwFsPCeJ4#t=143

daavid, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:50 (four years ago) link

that video makes me want a boiled egg

cerealbar, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:56 (four years ago) link

album version is too long though (maybe)

cerealbar, Monday, 13 April 2015 15:58 (four years ago) link

this bangs and is weird

i.e. in character

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 April 2015 23:52 (four years ago) link

I can't unsee Dolores O'Riordan.

StanM, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 01:52 (four years ago) link

i really don't know what i think of the album yet but it feels like she's tiptoeing around the concept somewhat. which she should, to be fair, because it's a minefield, but it ends up so careful. some very impressive moments w/r/t structure, arrangements etc but she never goes for it at any point? when "jealousy" comes on afterwards it feels a billion times more alive.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:57 (four years ago) link

think the restraint contributes to the anxiety and tension kinda running unbrokenly through the whole record

"jealousy" is great obv but a different thing

re: the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLoyu9PcmBc

bae sremmurd (monotony), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:32 (four years ago) link

think the restraint contributes to the anxiety and tension kinda running unbrokenly through the whole record

i think it comes at the expense of any real emotional pull tbh. it's a very tasteful and accomplished concept album but it feels like RM knew that the entire thing had to be handled with care - straight white woman makes album explicitly and entirely about gay black men's experiences, how could it possibly go wrong - and it ended up a touch too sensitive, maybe. idk, i'm still getting to grips with it but i'm not exactly drawn to put it on much, and when i do i find myself appreciating it on a head level way more than on a heart level.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:10 (four years ago) link

haven't yet seen an interview with her, would have pitched but it's not as if i know a huge amount about the paris is burning era either, lol

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:11 (four years ago) link

I was about to ask: where are you getting the info about the album? I'd love to read it.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:20 (four years ago) link

the initial press bumpf i presume, not any in-depth feature

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:23 (four years ago) link

yeah the press release she wrote:

This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music's origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. 'I had to run this far from home' - it's about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag 'Ball' scene of New York in the ‘80s. 'Will we live on? The children of La Beija' refers to the 'house' of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren's song on the same subject 'Deep In Vogue'. The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned 'Gone Fishing' almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one's own world, a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:23 (four years ago) link

straight white woman makes album explicitly and entirely about gay black men's experiences

afaict this only applies to "gone fishing"

i haven't studied the lyrics or anything but she seems to return to those themes pretty consistently throughout

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:31 (four years ago) link

hm well neither have i tbh

also it feels very weird at a time when the ballroom scene seems so healthy for RM to reference it so explicitly as an influence but not go anywhere near it sonically

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:39 (four years ago) link

Murphy's seems to have been adopted by the transgenderqueer (etc., I don't keep up) community for a while.

Dreyfuss levels of hopeless romantic (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:56 (four years ago) link

's (Video is one of several unofficial fan videos for "Simulation" featuring trangender peeps - parts might be unsafe for some workplaces)

Dreyfuss levels of hopeless romantic (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:59 (four years ago) link

i feel like the new record is kind of a sister (or cousin) to last year's mr twin sister album

j. winters (josh), Sunday, 19 April 2015 19:04 (four years ago) link

Hmm, hadn't thought about that, but makes sense on the surface.

I'm definitely a fan of the straightforwardness of Overpowered. This one takes more dedication to love, like Ruby Blue did imo.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 April 2015 04:05 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

been listening to this a lot lately and came across a track-by-track where she basically confirms that only "gone fishing" is about balling, the rest is about her strange interior life. was surprised to find out "exploitation" is literally about sex but in retrospect it's obvious

anyway this is still one of my favorite records of the year, though it makes more sense as a follow up to ruby blue than overpowered. "unputdownable" prob one of my favorite love songs of all time at this point

'plaything' is catnip for me

i want to get cancer (map), Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:06 (one year ago) link

Damn

mind how you go (Ross), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:44 (one year ago) link

not as good as the last few but what would be

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

the new songs are all good while yr listening but unmemorable.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Sunday, 24 June 2018 22:32 (one year ago) link

that's how I felt about her last albums but I'm the opposite with these singles, they are much more direct and distinctive

boxedjoy, Monday, 25 June 2018 07:27 (one year ago) link

^ take her up to monto is great

mind how you go (Ross), Monday, 25 June 2018 09:56 (one year ago) link

I feel the opposite to you boxedjoy

All my dreams is a little too agitated for me unless I’m in the right mood. I mean Fulton was a good choice but his house of glass remix is superior imo

Hairless toys freak

mind how you go (Ross), Monday, 25 June 2018 10:24 (one year ago) link

Owch that should say for the win

mind how you go (Ross), Monday, 25 June 2018 10:24 (one year ago) link

freak

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Monday, 25 June 2018 11:08 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

legend

eris (Ross), Thursday, 2 August 2018 22:31 (one year ago) link

loving the EPs released this year - hope she does a full length soon or a LP with Fulton, they have serious chemistry

Ross, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:38 (one year ago) link

based on her recent interviews that doesn't seem to be a space she's right now

Number None, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link

*space she's in

Number None, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link

I mean we're basically getting a full album's worth of material from her this year

ufo, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 23:31 (one year ago) link

mix six six six

http://www.factmag.com/2018/08/13/roisin-murphy-fact-mix-moloko/

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 19 August 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

While I'm not terribly familiar with the Fulton collaboration EPs, I believe that's a new Murphy/Fulton track at 37:40.

Roomba with an attitude (Sanpaku), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:18 (one year ago) link

Sorry, that's just Jackie Moore - "This Time Baby" (1979), not listed in the track listing.

Sadly shows how shallow my disco knowledge is, despite decades of interest.

Roomba with an attitude (Sanpaku), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3rRS9OBSGw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRwXPxtrfsc

especially liking Can't Hang On but these are both great

ufo, Friday, 14 September 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

Both have huge instant appeal.

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The two new ones sound a lot looser (as in: studio jams) than the others so far, esp. 'The Rumble'.

Jeff W, Friday, 19 October 2018 17:57 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O5EJJNw9zY

these songs are all so fucking good

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 November 2018 17:12 (one year ago) link

the 51 minutes of music róisín put out this year is my album of the year

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 November 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

hell yeah, all her releases this year have been fire

davey, Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

Add the 2 tracks from the DJ Koze album and you have a lovely full hour of new stuff.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:41 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Crooked Man feat. Róisín Murphy - Incapable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwtI8G_7ZrA

Melting....

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:09 (seven months ago) link

PREMENSTRUAL COPY
NOT FOR MALES

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:10 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

^^ this is no longer vinyl only: https://open.spotify.com/album/5a9qnrBPEtdYCmO8x6L0Jp

monotony, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 06:23 (five months ago) link

https://youtu.be/H02BPY7vEms

new single

ufo, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:48 (five months ago) link

oh lol that's what was linked before whoops

ufo, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:01 (five months ago) link

great another magnificent song

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:02 (five months ago) link

That's more like it.

I even bought it on iTunes to help her out.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:07 (five months ago) link

Like this the most of her recent spate of singles.

chap, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:37 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

reeeeeeemix

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 12 July 2019 21:21 (four months ago) link

reeeeeeeeeeeeeeemix

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 12 July 2019 21:22 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoxLXfgno-w

this remix is so good

ufo, Friday, 6 September 2019 01:28 (two months ago) link

That's more like it.

I even bought it on iTunes to help her out.

― recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

It's a very nice initiative, Alfred, but I'm pretty sure that RM is living a pretty good life off the back of the excellent music she's been making. I totally understand where you're coming from though and always bandcamp the things I love but I'd be surprised if RM needs help in this regard.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:38 (two months ago) link

fwiw, I always bandcamp the things I play out unless I can't find them to buy.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:40 (two months ago) link

oh, but yes, I forgot the point of my post! You should bandcamp it rather than itunes it!

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:43 (two months ago) link

I appreciate the unnecessary rebuke, jed. Thanks!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:45 (two months ago) link

sorry for the repetition, i'm drunk.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:49 (two months ago) link

Thanks, Alf! x

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:50 (two months ago) link

:-/

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:51 (two months ago) link

C'mere. Let's dance to "Incapable."

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:53 (two months ago) link

haha. I just read back what I wrote. what can I say ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:56 (two months ago) link

i accept.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:56 (two months ago) link

I'm pretty sure that RM is living a pretty good life

I'd assumed the "Overpowered" video wasn't entirely in jest, and that at peak marketability.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Friday, 6 September 2019 18:36 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

dope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8db9QuagHE

Johnny Fever, Friday, 8 November 2019 15:05 (one week ago) link

discofied re-recording of her 12-minute cassette-only track on https://livesthroughmagic.bandcamp.com/album/lives-through-magic - but there's a great stirmonster edit to listen to if you click through, plus a flamgoon/caribou collabo

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 8 November 2019 21:30 (one week ago) link

ah here's the original for reference!

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 8 November 2019 21:37 (one week ago) link


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