Slow Place Like Home
'Slow Place Like Home' is the music of producer/musician
Based in the forests of Donegal, in the North-West of
Ireland, he has already released a series of EPs and his
debut album 'Romola'.
2016 saw him release the double A-sided singles 'Tiger
Lilly' & 'Friday' on special edition limited 10"
Having played with such acts as, Dan Deacon, Squarepusher,
Perfume Genius, Day Wave, Ezra Furman, Moodoïd,
Prince Rama, Glass Animals and Pantha Du Prince, Mannion's
sophomore album is due for release in late 2017 on Galway's
Strange Brew Rekkids, along with an extensive tour.
First single "When I See You... Ice Cream!"
was released on June 19th 2017.
The Irish Times Tony Clayton-Lea called it "Song
of the week (if not the Summer!)"
"One of the finest producers in Ireland and one
of my favourite artists anywhere on Earth right now"
- Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio 6/ Radio Ulster.
"Donegal-based musician and producer Keith Mannion
wears his influences on his sleeve - but he knows exactly
how and where to gently push and shove his music. Each
note (on Romola) is influenced by the scenic countryside
of the Atlantic North West coast of Ireland. ????"
- The Irish Times
"Based in the rural depths of Donegal, Ireland,
SlowPlaceLikeHome is a remarkably unique talent. Drifting
wisps of electronics give way to sugar sweet pop melodies,
all pieced together with an unerring strangeness. Real
name Keith Mannion, the producer/musician's semi-exile
from cultural conduits has seemingly allowed him to
do exactly as he pleases and it works!" - Clash
"Sumptuous offerings, from a candid, yet bizarre
musical source, Mannion twists the knife with his three-dimensional
hooks" - NME magazine.
"'Romola' from SlowPlaceLikeHome is an album that
I've been looking forward to for a long time. It delivers
everything that I hoped for, no matter how unreasonable!
It may turn out to be a slow burner but one you should
give a chance. You won't be disappointed." - Dan
Hegarty, RTE 2FM.
"Hazy, cryptically vague and full of inventive
and adventurous tracks, Romola is inspired and informed
by the isolation and desolation of the Irish coast which
sculpted it's formation. Cherry-pick certain tracks
and you'll find sturdy but indistinct pieces of a puzzle;
full involve yourself in the record, however, and you'll
find a debut album as immersive as it is impressive."
- Gold Flake Paint.
"Made with classic stylings, SlowPlaceLikeHome
feels contemporary. It's a tight collection oozing personality
and charisma, making Mannion a luminary in the current
scene." - Alan Reilly, State Magazine.
"It's time to make room in the frame for Donegal's
Keith Mannion. Deep, moody, evocative and beautifully
pitched, Mannion's somnolent electronica is best captured
on release "Coastal Hubs for Chivalry" "
- Jim Carroll, The Irish Times.
"You've heard of the Pacific North-West; time
now for the Atlantic North-West. Donegal-based Keith
Mannion brings us a set of diverse but finely balanced
electronic (semi-) instrumentals. This is heart-on-its-sleeve
electronic music, with moments of genuine emotion. That's
not to say it doesn't pay attention to arrangements
though - the signs are that these are meticulously put
together. And there are tunes to fall in love with,
or even to. Although it takes account of cross currents
in jazz and folktronica, it has its roots in kosmische.
And what a beautiful thing it is." - Conor O'Toole,
" Mannion gallivants around the subgenres of electronic,
never really committing to any one in particular but
common in his palette are wandering instrumentals, treated
vocals, '90s electronica and swirling arrangements.
It's very effective thinking music." - Nialler9
"music that seeps into your skin, swirls around
in your brain and nurtures your creative energy like
fresh rain at the end of summer. I believe that SlowPlaceLikeHome
is quite successful at this. And, he seems to be slowly
building an arsenal of tracks for whatever creative
mood you might be in." - Digital Mumbles
"...SlowPlaceLikeHome, a project of rich instrumental
electronic music which could be described as expansive,
pensive and seductive." - Irish Independent