‘Dormant Boy’ is the debut album from 24 year-old Limerick electronic musician, singer and songwriter Proper Micro NV (aka Rory Hall).
Far from “dormant”, PMNV has been making all the right noises and showing up at all the best parties in the last few years (Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Castlepalooza, Hard Working Class Heroes). All the hard graft culminates in this debut album featuring 12 tracks that celebrate “multiple subsets, elements of electronic, soul, ambient, dance and house,” as Rory rightly surmises.
The driving thump of ‘Take Me All Around’ to the cool funk of ‘Call Me What You Want’, ‘Dormant Boy’ is a lavish and joyous electronic production.
Hear Proper Micro NV’s new album of happy, sad, dancey, calming and woozy splendour at The Record Room, Commercial this Thursday night November 29 with support from Mankyy & Bill Karnation.
‘Dormant Boy’ is out now on the wonderful Galway record label Strange Brew, home to Elaine May and Junior Brother among others.