Cat No: SEP004

Arrestingly savage but 100% danceable, the Dublin songwriter/producer’s heart-rending, uncompromising street poetry is dished out over fizzing, gritty electronics that capture the cracks in the pavements, the cracks in lives, and, well, the craic.

Born out of tragic loss (that of his best friend and Burnt Out bandmate, the poet Paul Curran), cultivated in grief and delivered with a gusto chiselled from experience, David Balfe has produced a beautiful sound collage. Like a musical scrapbook of friendship, childhood and neighbourhood, it captures a gritty energy through recurrently self-referencing electronic beats, sound samples and his heavily accented spoken word delivery (which gives the whole record an irrefutable sense of place). It’s an extraordinary and fitting eulogy.

For Those I Love’s urbane electronica – that takes its cues from alternative hip-hop and various forms of club music – brings together Mike Skinner’s most sincere moments with the bouncing melancholy of Bicep. To travel the length of this record is to embark on a journey laced with love, booze-scraps, failure and nights spent huddled around Myspace and Youtube. It’s to take every blow to your chin. To avoid picking up the phone. To get lost in the mangled electronic mischief, the drag-down, the kick of survival. It’s also about getting through all of that: rising up from the lowest low and finding salvation, redemption and, ultimately, hope.

We have a new love and we hope it never fades.

1. I Have a Love
2. You Stayed / To Live
3. To Have You
4. Top Scheme
5. The Myth / I Don’t
6. The Shape of You
7. Birthday / The Pain
8. You Live / No One Like You
9. Leave Me Not Love

For Those I Love

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Cat No: SEP004

Born out of tragic loss (that of his best friend and Burnt Out bandmate, the poet Paul Curran), cultivated in grief and delivered with a gusto chiselled from experience, David Balfe has produced a beautiful sound collage. Like a musical scrapbook of friendship, childhood and neighbourhood, it captures a gritty energy through recurrently self-referencing electronic beats, sound samples and his heavily accented spoken word delivery (which gives the whole record an irrefutable sense of place). It’s an extraordinary and fitting eulogy.

For Those I Love’s urbane electronica - that takes its cues from alternative hip-hop and various forms of club music - brings together Mike Skinner’s most sincere moments with the bouncing melancholy of Bicep. To travel the length of this record is to embark on a journey laced with love, booze-scraps, failure and nights spent huddled around Myspace and Youtube. It’s to take every blow to your chin. To avoid picking up the phone. To get lost in the mangled electronic mischief, the drag-down, the kick of survival. It’s also about getting through all of that: rising up from the lowest low and finding salvation, redemption and, ultimately, hope.

We have a new love and we hope it never fades.

1. I Have a Love
2. You Stayed / To Live
3. To Have You
4. Top Scheme
5. The Myth / I Don't
6. The Shape of You
7. Birthday / The Pain
8. You Live / No One Like You
9. Leave Me Not Love

Cat No: SEPCD004

Born out of tragic loss (that of his best friend and Burnt Out bandmate, the poet Paul Curran), cultivated in grief and delivered with a gusto chiselled from experience, David Balfe has produced a beautiful sound collage. Like a musical scrapbook of friendship, childhood and neighbourhood, it captures a gritty energy through recurrently self-referencing electronic beats, sound samples and his heavily accented spoken word delivery (which gives the whole record an irrefutable sense of place). It’s an extraordinary and fitting eulogy.

For Those I Love’s urbane electronica - that takes its cues from alternative hip-hop and various forms of club music - brings together Mike Skinner’s most sincere moments with the bouncing melancholy of Bicep. To travel the length of this record is to embark on a journey laced with love, booze-scraps, failure and nights spent huddled around Myspace and Youtube. It’s to take every blow to your chin. To avoid picking up the phone. To get lost in the mangled electronic mischief, the drag-down, the kick of survival. It’s also about getting through all of that: rising up from the lowest low and finding salvation, redemption and, ultimately, hope.

We have a new love and we hope it never fades.

1. I Have a Love
2. You Stayed / To Live
3. To Have You
4. Top Scheme
5. The Myth / I Don't
6. The Shape of You
7. Birthday / The Pain
8. You Live / No One Like You
9. Leave Me Not Love

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Genre:Electronic Record Label:September Recordings Release Date:14/12/2021
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