Sunday, April 16, 2023


Rezo is the musical project of Irish duo Colm O’Connell and Rory McDaid who is based in Spain. Initially a virtual collaboration borne out of the Covid pandemic (Rezo means “I pray” in Spanish) the pair released their critically acclaimed debut album Travalog in May 2021. Recorded entirely remotely, UNCUT Magazine described it as an “atmospheric calling card from a band who inhabit a hazy hinterland between melodic electronica and the moodier proto-Americana of say Sparklehorse or Mercury Rev. The varying sonic palettes weave together beautifully...” Monolith Cocktail called it “a real achievement; a triumph of great melody, feel, and above all songwriting.” Their follow-up album Sew Change is out now. Folk Radio UK called it “even more remarkable” and “proof that Rezo are still at the forefront of generating fresh and creative collages of sounds. This is what great music is capable of being.” Recorded in Dublin’s Darklands studio with Dan Doherty (Fontaines DC), Sew Change channels effortlessly evocative melodies and immaculate arrangements into songs that mine the innocence of the past to make sense of a more complicated present. Musically it moves from soft acoustic openers that call to mind Wilco to McCartney-esque piano ballads and on to the electronic pop of say Hot Chip or Grandaddy.

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