RÓISÍN MURPHY

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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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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

i waited so long for a new RM album but now there is one i couldn't care less, it's weird.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:41 (five years ago) link

I played it a lot in late May but haven't returned to it. Too quiet and the melodies are skimpy.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:43 (five years ago) link

gonna give it my first shot in weeks b/c Brad.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:43 (five years ago) link

yeah really liking unputdownable, thanks Brad. I think i was put off by the single with the queazy speeding-slowing thing going on. hated that.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:46 (five years ago) link

Too quiet and the melodies are skimpy.

sympathetic to this but i think i like it bc of how pared down and nervously quiet it is

also i'm a real sucker for the jazzy guitar runs in "exploitation" and "house of glass"

I think i was put off by the single with the queazy speeding-slowing thing going on. hated that.

If you mean Exploitation, that's one of the things I like about that track (my favorite from the album, in either the single version or album version).

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 15:59 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

ah so there IS a thread. doesn't come up in the search for Roisin. first track is amazing. good to see it got a Mercury nod.
this is her best stuff IMO.

piscesx, Monday, 19 October 2015 15:28 (four years ago) link

the lack of love would be more baffling if this weren't a very quiet and elusive record

one month passes...

omg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9f7XRRhx0

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Monday, 7 December 2015 05:16 (four years ago) link

INDEED

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 7 December 2015 05:26 (four years ago) link

The full version looks like it's getting released on Friday (digital/12") and is 7+ minutes. WANT

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 7 December 2015 05:27 (four years ago) link

He should do a full remix album. The video is so good too.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 7 December 2015 08:36 (four years ago) link

Another remix

https://soundcloud.com/miss-roisin-murphy/unputdownable-prosumer-remix/s-9xUmr

groovypanda, Monday, 7 December 2015 12:29 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

so, uh, i guess there might be a new album this year?
https://twitter.com/roisinmurphy/status/702787290171629568

circles, Saturday, 27 February 2016 18:43 (four years ago) link

Wow

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 27 February 2016 19:09 (four years ago) link

hell yeah. hairless toys didn't hit me at first but now i think it's amazing... i listened again keeping a couple comments in mind i'd read on the EOY 2015 thread, something about how 'evil eyes' switches gears into a boogie song four mins in. her previous album, which i love, even sounded a bit drab afterward in comparison.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 27 February 2016 20:21 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

https://soundcloud.com/miss-roisin-murphy/mastermind

new track is nice, hadn't seen the tweets so I wasn't expecting something new already.

ufo, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:42 (four years ago) link

This song is like a series of forks in the road, and she took the right one every time.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:46 (four years ago) link

Yeah, this is great! Even though it's the sort of thing my pop-structured mind tends to find unpleasant, it works when Róisín does it.

daavid, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:20 (four years ago) link

just came here to post about the new album. nothing for 8 years then 2 albums inside 1 year. weird huh? last album is amazing, easily her best IMO.

by the way this thread is impossible to find.

piscesx, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:37 (four years ago) link

Hairless Toys was impressive but I still love Overpowered more than anything she's done, though.

daavid, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:16 (four years ago) link

album title is intriguing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-BQXz1Nk7k

Number None, Sunday, 24 April 2016 20:10 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4xe-qiKE00#t=210

daavid, Monday, 16 May 2016 14:55 (four years ago) link

oh boy

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Monday, 16 May 2016 15:13 (four years ago) link

that song "Mastermind" is a jacuzzi.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 May 2016 15:26 (four years ago) link

'ten miles high' on repeat

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:22 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Album sampler. Properly bonkers as expected. I feel like Róisín is now fully in her own world... and what a beautiful and mysterious world that is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cppivyhqwFU#t=554

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 03:45 (four years ago) link

Róisín DGAF!

tbh I'm not into very much of this, at least at this early stage, but good on her

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 6 July 2016 03:55 (four years ago) link

It seems to lose a bit of momentum towards the second half. But the first four tracks or so have some incredible moments.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 04:02 (four years ago) link

I love that the bass is used so sparsely (both here and in Hairless Toys) but when it's there, it's fucking there. No messing around.

daavid, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 04:12 (four years ago) link

this record is super fucking wacky. also "ten miles high" is a masterpiece

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 8 July 2016 17:19 (four years ago) link

I don't have any fully-formed opinions yet but this album is amazing.

ǂbait (seandalai), Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:42 (four years ago) link

New album is utterly bonkers.

chap, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:38 (four years ago) link

It sounds like Disco Volante era Mr Bungle in some sections.

chap, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:39 (four years ago) link

I'm not liking this new direction.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:39 (four years ago) link

I think I like it, but it'll take me a few listens to confirm.

chap, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:41 (four years ago) link

She has too powerful a voice and presence to murmur over slow tracks.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:42 (four years ago) link

It's not all that though. I get the impression that they're the kind of tracks which will reveal their underlying structure and power over time.

chap, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:45 (four years ago) link

"ten miles high" reminds me heavily of moloko

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:45 (four years ago) link

also idk if sustained murmuring is really a new direction for róisín

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:49 (four years ago) link

The beats tended to be kinetic ("Dear Miami").

I like "Ten Miles High" too.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:50 (four years ago) link

imo it's the best song from both albums

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:51 (four years ago) link

btw can someone tell me how to pronounce her first name? Is it RO-SHEEN?

I don't want to embarrass myself this weekend around fellow music nerds.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:53 (four years ago) link

iirc yes

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:56 (four years ago) link

it's all Parrot

winters (josh), Saturday, 1 August 2020 04:12 (two days ago) link

Damn, all this Amy Douglas stuff on Spotify is HOT!!!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 1 August 2020 04:17 (two days ago) link

Love “Never Saw It Coming”, but prefer the Crooked Man Remix to the Dub.

Tim F, Saturday, 1 August 2020 04:25 (two days ago) link

Amy on writing for Roisin, last October:

I’m starting to write songs for Róisín Murphy. That’s another biggie. I have a very deep and meaningful relationship with Ms. Murphy. Whenever I hear myself say that, I get a lump in my throat because I can’t even really believe that I’m saying it. She and I are linked, and that’s forever, and yeah, so I’m starting to write songs for her upcoming ventures, some of which will be duets, some of which will be solo stuff. We’re not even sure what it is.

Basically, my task was to go home and fuckin’ write songs… mother fucker. If she had told me to get on all fours and bark like a dog for 37 hours, I probably would have been grateful to do so.

Turns out they met when Douglas was in London to record for a duo project she has coming up with Joe Goddard. Roisin invited her to a seminar Weatherall was holding - Amy credits Weatherall with breaking Never Saw It Coming - and they went out on the lash afterward.

Steppin' RZA (sic), Saturday, 1 August 2020 09:34 (two days ago) link

I've always known it's pronounced Ro-sheen but that doesn't stop my stupid brain from reading it as Roy-sin every single time xps

― chonky floof (groovypanda), Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:17 PM (three days ago)

I think the point is it's actually rosh-in

― or something, Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 PM (three days ago)

Nah, the fada over the 'ó' and 'í' generally indicates a long vowel, so it is indeed Row-Sheen. Up north, we pronounce it Rosh-sheen, but that wouldn't be the case in Leinster (where Ms. Murphy is from).

Number None, Sunday, 2 August 2020 10:19 (yesterday) link


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