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“A lot of this new record was written in transit,” says Eoin French, the Irish artist better known as Talos. “Being away from the safety of my home and my studio allowed me to create in a different way. It was a terrifying feeling sometimes, but it also really rewarding.”
While Talos will always be connected to his native Ireland, his stunning second LP, ‘Far Out Dust' - made with longtime production partner, Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1) and a slew of collaborators including producers Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet) and Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Feist) and mixer Damian Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire) - draws on a wider perspective, melding tracks written and recorded in New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Cork, and Reykjavik.
The result is both French’s most confident songwriting and his most sophisticated studio work yet, an album that oscillates between hushed introspection and explosive ecstasy as it grapples with the pain of doubt and regret.
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