One beautiful morning, upon waking from a deep and restful sleep, miXile, (Mick Shanahan), was suddenly plunged into a shadow world of grief and despair. Over the next three months, dark phantoms plagued his consciousness, impending death always present, and memories formed during that time now seem fuzzy or gone forever.
And just like awaking from a nightmare, the darkness suddenly lifted. What occurred during those three months is still unexplained, but miXile made it his task to document the experience in "Of Light and Dark".
A departure from all of his previous work, miXile's "Of Light and Dark" takes influence from classic electronic artists such as Klaus Schulze and early Tangerine Dream - with their clean, detailed synthesizer work - but warps their expressive vision through the lenses of gritty techno, cerebral drone, and impressionistic maximalism.
Cat No. ASR-003
released July 13, 2015
miXile (Michael Shanahan) has been working in the area of sound art / ambient electronic music since 1988. He has released 11 albums and regularly performs at festivals and events around Europe.
His music mostly concerns location and travel and makes extensive use of field recordings.
Mixed by Mick Shanahan at C.A.S.T.
Mastered by Zero Tep
Cover by Mick Shanahan, album design by Christine Shanahan
This was such a deeply personal project to complete. From the morning when the wheels came off my life until the day of release exactly 2 years later, so many people knowingly and unknowingly helped to make it happen. Deepest thanks with love to family Christine, Peter and Jennifer who were always there. To Paul (my celestial brother) who stayed under the stars with me. And friends Melanie (my starshine sister), Keith, Amy, Natalie, Dave, Bernard (Nova wizard), the Dublin Techno Family (as ever), all who support my music and come to hear me play (the joys of being a rock star), the Hive gang (cheers Brian), John (we’ve never had a bad night out yet), Kaelin, all in B9 (rub 'em like you love 'em) and Maryam (with love from my inner child). Sincere thanks to all and sorry for sometimes fucking up along the way. Love and light.