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Patty O’Doors

I can’t remember how I came across Patrick Kelleher. It was something I downloaded offhandedly, possibly after a recommendation from someone I can’t remember, maybe from a track drifting around Myspace, maybe even just because the cover art was nice. Either way, it was something I instantly forgot about. The name never jumped out whilst scrolling through my library and without a serendipitous shuffle moment (aren’t they the best?) I think it could have been lost for ever. But thankfully it wasn’t.

Patrick’s a nice young chap from Ireland who appears quite quiet and introverted and makes funny little songs using a crappy little keyboard and acoustic guitar loops and shrouds everything in layers of echo and reverb and a distant, haunted fuzz of distortion that gives it a strange, childish, otherworldly feel that I really like. Oh, and as well as that, he’s got a wonderful gift for creating extremely simplistic harmonic structures that revolve around occasional moments of dramatic, distressing and heartbreaking beauty.

Check out Until I Get Paid, Blue Eyes and Wonder on his Myspace too. They’re really cool.

http://www.myspace.com/patrickkelleher

This entry was written by Mary J Bilge and published on July 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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