The album ‘Romola’ marks a departure for SlowPlaceLikeHome (AKA Donegal-based producer Keith Mannion) following three critically acclaimed EPs. It features the singles ‘She Comes in Colour Stero’ and ‘Luna’.
After relocating to the northwest a few years ago, Mannion set about capturing the sounds and textures of his native coastal region, incorporating them into a series of compositions, which have resulted in the ethereal and beguiling ‘Romola’. As Keith says, his ‘self-imposed detachment from the local coastal hubs’ helped him focus on his writing, which was very much influenced by the landscapes of south Donegal.
‘Romola’ features 10 new tracks; each recorded, mixed and produced by Mannion in his studios deep in the Knather Woods.
Throughout 2014, SlowPlaceLikeHome has been touring his live show around Ireland – with performances at Other Voices, BBC Music City, Celtronic, Sea Sessions, Earagail Arts, Castlepalooza and Stendhal. With the release of Romola on August 11th, more dates will follow.
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