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Glorious revolutions can breed terrible evil and rage. Bob Marley understood that and London based poet and rapper Kate Tempest understands it too.
She collaborates with rhythmical focus and fury on Born Without Hate, adding to the internationally grounded feel of the album.
Like all good songwriters, heartache is never far away, Canadian Geese - Damien Dempsey - Almighty Love (CD). In Bustin Outta Here, Dempsey is breaking from a bad place. Others will do that for him. Now he wants to heal. This album is as subtle as a Damien Dempsey album gets and yet it feels bigger. After listening, kids will still look to him as a Rocky-type figure and adults will still turn to him for his particular poeticism.
Or at least in this case, there is political thought. People have come to expect Damien Dempsey to say something about today, about the world, about us.
On Moneyman, he rails against the banking bureaucrats who have mortgaged entire nations for decades to come. He says it as it is, but manages to do so in a way that sets it in a historical and social context, which is relevant, and above all, real.
Ultimately then this is an album of grounded hope, both personal and national. Making Almighty Love was a long and careful process. Damien worked with long-term collaborator John Reynolds, who is an internationally recognised producer.
This is their fifth album together, and theirs is an instinctive and homely artistic relationship, and it shows. Her voice alongside Damien's makes sense in their mutual authenticity and authority. They both have something to say and they give each other the space to say it. Symbiotic is probably the technical term. All that is mighty about Dempsey Dempsey is on this album. We hear the universality of the man and his concerns, are invited to connect with his accessibility, and can't help but be lured by his unique vocals and particular rhythms.
This is an artist who has grown up and is self-confident enough to do it his way. Commercial and critical success continued with the release of the No.
Sales of the limited edition prints raised funds for The Simon Community, which was a charity set up to help the homeless and disenfranchised in Dublin and elsewhere. Most recently, when asked who was on his hit list of artists for the main stage of the Sydney Opera House, music director Fergus Linehan listed Damien among his targets for one of the most renowned stages in the world.
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