Talos' debut album - Wild Alee: an alternative from Ireland.
Talos' debut album, Wild Alee, has been released. This is a collection of charming alternative compositions with a rich sound and catchy tunes.
Hiding under the pseudonym Talos, the Irishman Eoin French announced himself three years ago, releasing the song Tethered Bones. The electronic ballad fell in love with a large number of listeners around the world. Since then, Talos has continued to develop his style, working on new compositions and bringing the sound to perfection. Two weeks before the release of the disc, the interest in which was already somewhat warmed up, the musician presented the promising single Contra. The 13-track album Wild Alee was recorded in Dublin with the support of Ross Dowling, who previously worked on re-releases of Led Zeppelin songs.
An architect by profession, a musician by vocation, Talos recorded a stunningly beautiful and slender album. Each song is positioned to flow seamlessly into the next. Wild Alee is a journey into the hazy and vast soundscapes of a slowly rising dawn.
Interestingly, the album doesn't sound like a debut at all. This is the work of an established musician with his own style and presentation. And what distinguishes Wild Alee from many other fashionable, but the same type of indie pop LPs is the ability of each track to hook, sit in memory. Despite the impeccable integrity of the album, all the songs stand on their own. They have a kind of "pop hook", which makes the listener hum the tunes they like. This is the result of careful and delicate work on each composition, and Wild Alee definitely cannot be called an album of two or three hits.
“Alee is the side of the ship protected by the wind. In a way, I fell in love with that word. I just liked the idea that there could be noise, fear and wildness on the other side, that the refuge is a challenge, ”the musician comments on the title of the record.
In his album Talos collected stories of love and passion, fear and loneliness. Fragile and cautious, but at the same time incredibly powerful falsetto is the main decoration of the musician's work. These compositions are destined to reach the very depths of the heart. Gently shimmering sounds of synthesizers, guitars revealing in their variety, and sometimes exciting, sometimes hard and rhythmic drums define the sound of Wild Alees.
In addition, Wild Alee is also a visually beautiful work. Iceland influenced the musician when creating not only the compositions, but also the album cover. Collaboration with Benjamin Hardman, an Icelandic photographer, according to Talos, spawned new works of art. Although at the same time, the musician notes that the artwork turned out to be the most difficult part of working on the record.
The debut album Talos - Wild Alee can be called a truly outstanding work. A young musician from Ireland has created something full of magic and lightness. It's dreamy pop, not meant for the dance floor, but for something more intimate and sensual. Such records deserve not to get lost in an incredible number of clichés and find their listener.