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The Soft Animal

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The Antler 03:35
Whale Song 06:23
Heikegani 03:55
Serpents 05:08
Yma 03:28
Dear Infant 04:03


released July 29, 2016

Songs and lyrics by Pearse McGloughlin

Music by Pearse McGloughlin and Enda Roche

Vocals, guitars, percussion, autoharp, synthesiser and keys by Pearse McGloughlin

Guitars, backing vocals, drums, percussion, synthesiser and keys by Enda Roche

Vocals on 'Heikegani' by Adrian Crowley

Strings on 'Heikegani' and 'Dear Infant' by Christophe Capewell

Bass on 'Heikegani' by Gregory Breen

Harmonica on 'On the Mississippi' by Christian Volkmann

Engineered, mixed and produced by Darragh Nolan at Asta Kalapa

Tracks 1 and 6 recorded by Pearse McGloughlin

Additional recording on tracks 2,3,4 and 5 by Pearse McGloughlin

Mastering by Andy Davenport at Edgeworth Studios, New Zealand

Artwork by Darragh Nolan

Thank you Darragh Nolan for the inspired touch you lent this record, for finding mountains under water, and to our families and friends.


Contact: pearse@pearsemcgloughlin.com or press@bluestackrecords.com

The Soft Animal is dedicated to Iseult McGloughlin, the dearest joy.


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Pearse McGloughlin Dublin, Ireland

Pearse McGloughlin creates tender & haunting songs of forgotten moments and quiet reflection. Dreamy and atmospheric, his work has an organic aesthetic reminiscent of Mercury Rev or Sigur Ros shot through with exuberant bursts of emotion.
'It has almost magical powers in the way that it pulls you in, creating something that’s utterly captivating and just so damn beautiful'... Record of The Day
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