Thalia by Roger Doyle

Best known for his piano-led compositions for theater, County Dublin-born Roger Doyle blends electronic and acoustic sounds to create intense and thrilling soundscapes. In double LP 'Thalia', Doyle forges an inspired and unpredictable journey - immersing the listener in his very own labyrinth-esque universe.

Limited Vinyl Double LP £19.99 VCR013

Reissue LP on Dead-Cert, mastered and cut at D&M, Berlin. Edition of 500 copies.

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Thalia by Roger Doyle
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9/10 Ant 26 September 2019

Andy Votel, Sean Canty and Doug Shipton's ever-reliable Dead-Cert Home Entertainment label do a public service in reissuing Irish avant-garde warrior Roger Doyle's second album 'Thalia'. Originally released the year your humble scribe was born (1978), it was withdrawn by CBS and apparently only around 200 copies made it out into the public domain. A young Steven Stapleton no doubt got his paws on a copy the year prior to the first Nurse With Wound album and included Doyle on the now achingly hip Nurse With Wound list.

Let's cut to the chase.... this is an absolute whopper of an album - outstanding in fact, however, I NEVER want to hear this record on acid for fear it would permanently fry my circuits. Doyle's tape manipulation, collage, concrète techniques, synthesizers and whatever the hell it is he's doing with sound is beyond otherworldly - it's a bizarre, surreal Dada-esque trip that's both comical and terrifying. It kinda sounds like the blueprint for most of the trajectory that Nurse With Wound would follow. Pioneering, hallucinatory, psychedelic, weird electronic music at its best. A real stunner that'll have you trippin' balls. Highly recommended.


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