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Natural History Museum


Country of origin:

Ireland

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic ethereal ectronica art-pop

Status:

Most recent release, Manmade (EP, 2016)

See also:

Natural History Museum's Bandcamp site

Countersunk's site; Countersunk's Bandcamp site

Natural History Museum's MySpace page

Natural History Museum's SoundCloud page

Singer Carol Keogh's site

Dunk Murphy also records as Sunken Foal and is part of Ambulance

Carol Keogh was in Plague Monkeys and Tychonaut/AKA The Tycho Brahe amongst others, and also records as a solo artist

Comparisons:

Kate Bush

Covers/own material:

Own and covers

General comments:

This band is only the second one I have been so obsessed with pre-album-release samples over such a long period of time, waiting for news of an official release, that I finally decided to include an artist based on on-line samples (for those interested, the other band was Aisth). At long last, though, official releases are available, and much jubilation was heard throughout the land. Or at least at my house.
     Natural History Museum is the magical combination of musicians Dunk Murphy and Carol Keogh. Their music is amazingly hooky, strange, inventive, unique, haunting, and wonderful. I worrieded that they would never release an album, as it was listed as forthcoming for at least eight years. I've played the hell out of all the early released demos. The only one I don't much care for the George Harrison cover, but that's probably just me because I'm so fond of the original.
     Their overall sound is almost undefinable: edgy and experimental, yet melodic and full of lyrical and sonic hooks. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these tunes. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Either

Recordings:


Attenborough

Release info:

2016—Countersunk—SUNK0009

Availability:

See Natural History Museum's Bandcamp site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Carol Keogh
Dunk Murphy

Produced by:

Dunk Murphy

Comments:

Sheer brilliance. See comments above. (Neile)

Manmade EP

Release info:

2016—Countersunk—SUNK0010

Availability:

See Natural History Museum's Bandcamp site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Carol Keogh
Dunk Murphy

Guest artists:

Rod Morris—piano, extra percussion (2)

Produced by:

Dunk Murphy

Comments:

Utter brilliance. See comments above. Listen and obsess with me. (Neile)

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