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Published on September 13th, 2016 | by Brian Coney


Stream: Vogelbat – Ovl (feat. Sad Mermaid)


Berlin-based Kilkenny producer David Sheenan AKA Vogelbat last caught our ear back in February with ‘Banx’, a track Eoin Murray called “a jittering slice of melodic trip-hop reminiscent of Bonobo or FKA Twigs, or the less jarring parts of Oneothrix Point Never’s catalogue”. Seven months on and Sheenan’s latest track ‘Ovl’ – featuring vocals from Berlin’s Katharina Burchin AKA Sad Mermaid – also slots very nicely into that particular description.

Sheehan said, “It’s influenced by the likes of Portishead and Massive Attack. I’ve been working on it for quite a while, struggling with the mix, aiming for a lush sound without to much polish. Katharina and I worked together a lot recently and it has been very exciting. Her music is great.”

We’re certainly fans. Get lost in the warped, nuanced textures of ‘Ovl’ below.

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