Compiled by mainman Cian O Ciobhain.
An Taobh Tuathail Vol III is the new compilation CD from cult underground music show An Taobh Tuathail (The Other Side) which celebrates ten years on the air this year. The 15 track compilation is once again compiled by' mainman 'Cian O Ciobhain'.
In his own words O Ciobhain says: 'The CD features torch songs from contemporary female vocalists such as Essie Jain and Roshi feat. Pars Radio. It also includes elegiac electronica from Gdsank-based composer Jacasek and The Caretaker, an artist currently residing in Berlin, whose explorations in music and memory have intrigued me. There's a beautiful song from Austin band Peter and The Wolf which has been played regularly on the show since its release in 2006, that I was eager to include and thankfully got the go-ahead to do so. Also, to have stellar songs from established artists like Animal Collective and Circlesquare on the disc means a lot to me. Closer to home, the CD includes tracks by Dublin's Rollers/Sparkers, Kilkenny's R.S.A.G. and Galway's Loner Deluxe and B-Movie Lightning.
B-Movie Lightning is Mike Smalle, previously of Cane 141 whose tracks were featured on the other two compilations. This is his dA but release under the new pseudonym. He played it at a party one night last year and bowled over everyone in the room: I asked him there and then if I could include it. I could rave about all the songs on the disc - how Mount Kimbie's magical dub-excursion was the first track played on the show in 2009, when I came back after Christmas, or how the Factory Kids tune came to be on the CD, because the composer, Tim Chaplin, listens to the show via satellite in Warwickshire and has regularly been sending me his songs since he stumbled upon the programme.
But there are spatial limitations to this press release, so I'll let the disc speak for itself...'.