In 2018, Belfast-based Touch Sensitive admirably championed the musical talent of their hometown. Black Bones took Group Zero`s Industrial Pursuit dancing. Producing an irresistible ALFOS-worthy chugger. Documenta delivered a reading of the legend of Margorie McCall, The Lady With The Ring. A Post-Rock wall of sound, by turns epic Shoegaze, and don’t-turn-out-the-light Gothic. David Holmes` soundtrack to Steven Soderbergh`s (pre-Bandersnatch) interactive whodunit, Mosaic, homaged both Badalamenti and Morricone. Ai Messiah scored the approaching Singularity, with serene, sometimes unsettling, ambience.
Selections by Touch Sensitive`s Mark Reid…..
Cucina Povera / Hilja / Night School
Tirzah / Devotion / Domino
Kate NV / для FOR / RVNG Intl.
WINO-D / Wah Wah Wino
Laurel Halo / Raw Silk Uncut Wood / Latency
Palta & Ti / Palta Og Ti På Den Tolvte Ø / 12th Isle
Three Reissues / Comps
Uneven Paths / Music From Memory
Sebastian Gandera / Le Raccourci / Efficient Space
Keysha / Stop It! / Stroom
One Thing You’re Looking Forward To In 2019
In music and life – less forcing it and more feeling it.
Something more tangible might be All City Records forthcoming reissue of Michael O’Shea