Album Review: Kormac – Doorsteps

As featured in the Metro herald // http://gometro.ie/2014/10/album-reviews-oct20/

KORMAC Doorsteps

★★★★✩

In 2010, Kormac impressed with a debut that was forward-thinking but steeped in the past, as the Dublin button-twiddler turned vintage snippets and samples into hugely original creations. For this long-overdue follow-up he’s looked to the here-and-now for inspiration, harnessing an unlikely selection of names. Most prominently, lead single Another Screen features Scottish author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Filth), who rails against the tech takeover through a distinctive spoken-word piece. With its throbbing bass and big horns, Superhero is more in-line with Kormac’s existing repertoire but overall, this is an altogether richer experience than what’s come before. The Vyvienne Long collaboration sounds like a sexed-up lost cut from Portishead’s Dummy, while White Noise provides a platform for the silky flow from Mercury Prize-winner Speech Debelle. An album buoyed by the diversity of its source material.

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