On the Horizon: Too Late to Apologise, Peadar Kearney.

On the Horizon: Too Late to Apologise, Peadar Kearney.

I now find it increasingly difficult to view music videos as anything but an ultimate distraction from the music wingeing on in the backdrop, although that wasn’t always the case. My grandparents have had Sky for as long as I care to remember, and I’d misspend summer holidays feverishly clicking through the likes of VH1, MTV2, and so on in search of even the dwindling seconds of the favourite of any given moment. Though the enduring preference was, and most probably always will be, that which accompanied The Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar. Directed by the inimitable Michel Gondry, it documents the scurrying landscapes to connect Nîmes and Valence which are shot from a glinting train window, and it’s irrefutably beautiful. And as such, rudimentary though it may be by comparison, it was a recollection of this (attributed to the above artwork) which immediately endeared me to the latest softened synth-based composition from French-Irish electronician, Peadar Kearney. Sorry About The Time doesn’t even sound too dissimilar to Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons’ abiding calling card in kind, as it lucidly ebbs and flows through a gentle chord progression built about but two chords. Effectual sparseness incarnate, eh? And, the longest off his burgeoning SoundCloud, so too is it the one to chime loudest.

Peadar Kearney’s SoundCloud.

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