Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Favourite Albums of 2011 #10: "Níl Sé Anseo"

v/a nlgbbbblth CD 11.14: Níl sé anseo [CD-R]

And this is a CD-R compiled by one of my colleagues in Frank's APA. It collects music, advertisements and spoken word pieces from Ireland in the 1970s and early 1980s. The compilation is an evocative vision of a time and place that seems somewhat like our own and yet oddly different. The priests talking about the best way for people to enjoy their holidays in Ballybunion sound particularly like something from another planet. In all my years in Frank's APA, this is the first compilation by a member that really sounded like it deserved a commercial release (or to be widely bootlegged).

I can imagine a great many people of my age enjoying it for its Proustian qualities. The young people or people from outside Ireland would like the anthropological window it opens. But sadly, I do not think this is available from anywhere anymore.

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1 comment:

nlgbbbblth said...

Hi, it is now on Mixcloud.