The Cube of Unknowing is an alter-ego of Francis Heery, a composer and sound artist currently based in Berlin. Burren Mount takes its name and inspiration from a mysterious, anachronous, semi-abandoned hotel overlooking the waterfront in Salthill, Galway.
Conceived as a partly-decomposed mixtape, the album weaves together tattered fragments of dissolving synths, blurred rhythms and other sonic visitations.
The result evokes the romanticism of late night end-credits, displaced soundtracks, straight-to-video erotica, unidentified radio transmissions and covert experiments in the basement of the local ESB station...
Tonabrocky (2:10) / Offshore (part i) (3:14) / untitled I (1:56) / Sites and Fibre / Network (1:50) / untitled ii (1:00) / thunder storm – S.M. – Pylons (4:38) / Grass Verge (2:58) / untitled iii (1:39) / International Technologies (1:45) / “…know that story…” (0:40)
Offshore (part ii) (2:13) / Kon – Tiki (2:35) / untitled iv (2:22) / Seapoint (1:50) / This Must Be The Place (2:20) / Verhoeven (3:20) / A New Mystery (0:57) / …white visitation… (3:09) / untitled v (2:49)
Written and produced by Francis Heery, Munich, 2015
Photography by Declan Kelly