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Published on October 19th, 2021 | by Brian Coney

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Premiere: Ordnance Survey – Vico Road, July 1984

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As one of the island’s most forward-pushing electronic propositions, Neil O’Connor has long intrigued and challenged as an artist over the years.

It’s something that comes into sharp focus in his guise as Ordnance Survey. Next month, O’Connor unveils Field Work, a new LP via Scintilla Recordings. Produced mostly at his home in Drumcondra, Dublin, the album was born out of the use of field recordings made in and around the capital, as well as clips from television archives, the Dart, bicycles and vocal samples from Kerry 40 years ago.

A simmering blend of understated synth, samples, piano and found sound, ‘Vico Road, July 1984’ is a real gem, and a perfectly phantasmal sample of what to expect from the release. Have a first listen, and look at its visuals below.

Field Work is out on November 15th. Pre-order the vinyl here now.

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