In a month of bloated and male-dominated releases, the debut album from Elaine Mai is a euphoric breath of fresh air. The producer brings together some of the most talented women in Irish music for nine tracks of danceable and cathartic electronica. The songs here are somehow intimate and expansive at the same time; Still Feel featuring Ailbhe Reddy is a standout.
Reddy’s voice sounds great in a more electronic soundscape than we’re used to hearing her, and Home will be the perfect soundtrack when Irish nightclubs return.
Words: Joe Joyce