Dublin producer twists techno around for debut album.
Best known as one half of the duo Lakker, Ian McDonnell has been making a name for himself in the techno scene over the past few years with releases on R&S and support from the likes of Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke.
McDonell’s solo project, Eomac, takes full flight this May with a debut album on Berlin-based Killekill. Across its 12 tracks the album takes techno’s club aesthetic and twists it into new shapes, keeping some of the music’s brutal dancefloor appeal while also drawing for a level of detail that gets more intense with each listen.
Ahead of the album’s vinyl release on May 12 (digital will drop May 19) you can listen to ‘Rainmaker’ exclusively below, an album cut inspired by the likes of Andy Stott. Here’s what McDonnell had to say regarding the track:
There’s something about a slower 100bpm-ish tempo that can make a beat sound heavier and with a deeper groove. This track and the likes of ‘Spectre’ and ‘Squink’ are trying to play with that idea.
A1 // SU RIDDIM
A2 // RAINMAKER
A3 // FOREST
B1 // SPECTRE
B2 // SHELL OF DARK
C1 // DEEVA
C2 // RISING 3
C3 // YOU HUN YE GUI
D1 // CRACKTS
D2 // MIKA RIDDIM
D3 // SQUINK
SUN OBELISK (digital bonus track only included in the limited vinyl edition)