Member of Dublin’s cult band, Redneck Manifesto, Somadrone recorded Depth of Field in Dublin, Ireland / Siggen, Germany / Stockholm, Sweden / Noyant la Gravoyere, France / Berkeley and San Francisco, California, A number of these recordings were written and recorded at various artist residencies including EMS (Institute of Electro Acoustic Music, Stockholm), during free intervals while study for a PhD in Music or while living in temporary exile.
Depth of Field was released on Skinny Wolves Records, December 3rd 2010 on Vinyl, Cassette and Download.
It is, quiet simply, gorgeous, reminiscent of Bowie’s Berlin albums – Hot Press 4/5
Outstanding electronic pop album, file between Brian Eno and Air – Star 4/5
Depth of Field is simply spellbinding – Evening Herald 4/5
Transports the listener with a Howard Blake style enchantment – Sunday Tribune 4/5
Cuts a path between Brian Eno, Steve Reich and Ryuichi Sakamoto – Irish Times 4/5
Philip Glass and Steve Reich are obvious influences here, but O'Connor is no mere copyist – Irish Independent 4/5