Eclectic debut from talented Irish auteur

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Autamata – My Sanctuary

Autamata is Ken McHugh, a regular fixture on the Dublin music scene, and producer of Irish chart-topper David Kitt’s The Big Romance. His solo debut began life as “an instrumental album of chilled rhythms”. Then he decided he wanted “something you could whistle in the shower”, so he wrote a few pop songs and added vocalists Carol Keogh and Cathy Davey. The resulting hybrid might have been schizophrenic as acoustic instruments are mixed with electronic noises and urban blurs into pastoral. Yet somehow there seems a perfect logic to the way he places the Bj