Atlantic North-West, County Donegal
Hatfulls of ear squiggles and anti-lullabies from Donegal-based solo artist Keith Mannion, otherwise known as 'SlowPlaceLikeHome'.
"Made with classic stylings, SlowPlaceLikeHome feels contemporary. It’s a tight collection oozing personality and charisma, making Mannion a luminary in the current scene." - Alan Reilly, State Magazine.
"2012 is already turning out to be a fine year for Irish electronic music newbies and it’s time to make room in the frame for Donegal’s Keith Mannion. Deep, moody, evocative and beautifully pitched, Mannion’s somnolent electronica is best captured on latest EP release “Coastal Hubs for Chivalry” " - Jim Carroll, The Irish Times.
"You’ve heard of the Pacific North-West; time now for the Atlantic North-West. Donegal-based Keith Mannion brings us a set of diverse but finely balanced electronic (semi-) instrumentals. This is heart-on-its-sleeve electronic music, with moments of genuine emotion. That’s not to say it doesn’t pay attention to arrangements though – the signs are that these are meticulously put together. And there are tunes to fall in love with, or even to. Although it takes account of cross currents in jazz and folktronica, it has its roots in kosmische. And what a beautiful thing it is." - Conor O'Toole, WEARENOISE
" Mannion gallivants around the subgenres of electronic, never really committing to any one in particular but common in his palette are wandering instrumentals, treated vocals, ’90s electronica and swirling arrangements. It’s very effective thinking music." - Nialler9
"music that seeps into your skin, swirls around in your brain and nurtures your creative energy like fresh rain at the end of summer. I believe that SlowPlaceLikeHome is quite successful at this. And, he seems to be slowly building an arsenal of tracks for whatever creative mood you might be in." - Digital Mumbles
"...SlowPlaceLikeHome, a project of rich instrumental electronic music which could be described as expansive, pensive and seductive." - Irish Independent