Working across of range of musics and artistic platforms, it’s fair to say that composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O’Sullivan has made a strong impact on the international avant community.
Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is remarkable in the way it infuses familiar everyday experience with traces of the uncanny, the secret and the magickal.
Traces of his many projects all meet and mingle in his new solo album “VELD”: from his solo music as Mothlite to the lysergic songcraft and space-time vortices of Grumbling Fur and Laniakea, the
reality-distorting zones of Æthenor and Ulver, the electronic pop of Miracle (with Zombi synth maestro Steve Moore), and his recent involvement with another pioneering London group, This Is
Not This Heat.
Out May 2017 on Tim Burgess’ curated imprint O Genesis Recordings “VELD” is an album of luminous pop incantations, electroacoustic music and shimmering drones — one of O’Sullivan’s
most immediate and moving pop albums to date, yet one that’s strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and eerie biomechanical rhythms.
“Veld is a luxuriant mix of spellbinding beauty, literary allusion and experimental sonics.
Transcendent” – Uncut
“A dense, textured opus” – The Wire
“A document of everyday enchantment” – The Quietus Lead Review