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Take Her Up To Monto

by Róisín Murphy

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alwbsok Murphy weaves an album out of sounds as eclectic and colourful as its cover. Always interesting and playfully inventive, but without being unpleasant or sacrificing accessibility. Highly recommended!
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Andres Castaño Beautiful track and beautiful album. Great fusion of sounds with an amazing voice. Favorite track: Ten Miles High.
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fyr She's in the stratosphere with this album. Favorite track: Ten Miles High.
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Jen This is the most creative album I've heard in a long time. The drama it creates leaves a sense of a trip to the theatre, with each track a story. As such it's nearly impossible to choose a favourite: 'Pretty Gardens' is perfectly wry, 'Lip Service' is a cool, cutesy pop song and 'Sitting and Counting' is a deliciously doleful, end-of-the-night, soul singalong. Favorite track: Mastermind.
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tg perfect for the head phone listening for the aero plane ride... Favorite track: Ten Miles High.
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raik An epic travelling through different genres, different perspectives, having nine songs, being nine strangely beautiful entities on their own. Favorite track: Nervous Sleep.
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Continuing the process of re-emergence that began with 2014's Mi Senti EP and 2015's critically acclaimed, Mercury Prize nominated album 'Hairless Toys', 'Take Her Up To Monto' is an album which crackles with wild invention.

If 'Mi Senti' EP was a "love letter" to Murphy's creative life, then the sessions that followed were a full-blown symphony. Five intensive weeks working alongside long term musical collaborator Eddie Stevens resulted in enough material for two albums. 'Hairless Toys' served to ease her audience into this new phase of Murphy's career, before hitting them full force with 'Take Her Up To Monto'

Flights of disco fancy, dark cabaret, the sonorities of classic house and electronica, the joy and heartbreak of pure pop, torch song drama, 'Take Up Her To Monto' has everything Murphy's always done - but seen afresh. Made into new, strange shapes. The title originates from an Irish folk song, popularised by The Dubliners and sung to Róisín by her father - "It's me and my rhythm. It's very simple, really - but very complicated."

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released July 8, 2016

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