Department Of Forever

Department Of Forever is a new musical outing for Irish Sound Designer/Musician, Steve Fanagan. “Unseen Pictures” is a collection of instrumental ambient/drone music. The songs were originally improvised and recorded over a few days and then chopped up, edited, reworked and constructed into the 9 tracks included here. It is a deeply personal piece of work and (hopefully) medative in nature. This album was very much inspired by Steve’s sound design work in film over the last decade.

One of the tracks, A Simulation Of Here, was recently used by Irish filmmaker Tadhg O'Sullivan for his film contribution to the exhibition 'A Visibility Matrix' curated by Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, which initially exhibited at The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin last summer.

Steve has been making and producing music for more than 2 decades and has released albums as Northstation, Moose Eats Leaf, Small Group Primate, Wrecking Ball and others (listen on Bandcamp); as well as amassing countless collaboration and production credits. This new outing sees Steve create some of his most atmospheric and personal music to date.

Wow & Flutter

Unseen Pictures” is the second release on newly created independent Irish label “Wow and Flutter” and is available on 10th May. The label is a home for artists interested in creating electronic, ambient, atmospheric music, and is a means to bring that music to the world. Each release will be available on limited edition cassette (100 copies) with bespoke artwork designed with a specific visual design identity that over time will form a complete set. Releases will also be made available through all major digital distribution channels.

The new label’s previous release “The Widow’s House” by M Shutak is out now, with two more releases planned for late summer.

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