Cronin – A View From The Next Room (Digital)
With the recording of follow up to their critically acclaimed debut currently on hold with the Covid 19 lock down Irish band Cronin release a mini album of currently unreleased remixes,stripped down versions and oddities.
Mick Cronin comments “Some of these mixes have been about for a some time and others are relatively fresh. With us unable to work in the studio we though now would be a good time to release these as a mini album. It’s a diverse mix compared to our releases so far, it shows another side of what we have in our heads.”
The songs were captured as always in their own Transmission Rooms Studio in Longford, Ireland. Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) features on 2 tacks on Violin as does Vyv Long (Damien Rice) on cello Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Gallon Drunk) string arrangement on Little London is even more haunting on the striped down version.
Production help came from long time collaborators Karl Odlum (Glen Hansard, The Frames) and Ger McDonnell (U2, Manic Street Preachers).
The album title is inspired by the famous Henry Scott Holland poem Death is nothing at all.
“Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was. ”
Cover art is a photo taken from an out house at Transmission Rooms by renownd photographer, DJ and Oasis brother Paul Gallagher form a recent visit.