In Motion – Filter

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Dead Elvis Records (R.I.P.) based on Parnell Street, Dublin 1 released one of my favourite albums ever in 1994 (it was their 2nd release). The album ‘The Language of Everyday Life’ was produced by a short-lived Dublin combo called In Motion. They were Alan O’Boyle on guitar, John Duff on bass, Liam Ryan on drums and Alan Kelly on vocals. You’ll notice how poor the production is on this the closing track ‘Filter’ (and the whole album in fact). It was recorded in April 1993 in Sulan Studios in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork. Despite the C86 aesthetics ‘Filter’ and its companions have held a tight grip on my affections from the moment all 1,000 copies (I’ve got 2!) of it were set free. Dual harmonies, frantic beats, a locker stuffed with flickering jangle and an organ drift at close make me well up without fail. This is music with a vibrant take on everyday life. KD

In Motion – Filter

Year: 1994

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