Written an performed by Hyper[borea]
, Produced by Tom Green (Taken from the album "Gaelactica"
& contributing to Hyper[borea]'s
catalogue of Celtic world fusion
music.) "Gaelactica", 2003
is the sound of the Celtic Heartbeat with a highly sophisticated pacemaker
attached." Hot Press
(lit. "Those who dwell beyond
the North Wind-) were formed five
years ago in Ireland as a reaction to
the lack of homegrown
groove-induced music, and has become a springboard for the fusion of
dance, tribal & traditional elements in Irish music. Early recordings were
mutations of ancient Gaelic melody & song, fused with grooves & textures
while still maintaining the Celtic core.
programs and develops the sampling and synthetics. He has also produced numerous
videos for Hyper[borea] and other electronica/ world music outfits.
is a stunning vocalist who combines
her scholarship of the Irish language with a talent for writing lyrics and
were voted best dance act in the Irish music magazine “Hot Press”
Readers' Poll, and won the coveted Dance
Act and Album of the Year awards in the Hot
Press Heineken Awards in Belfast
album Serpentine scored 11/12 on the Hot
Press dice: "... haunting, evocative Gaelic
vocals and musical contributions from the likes of such notables as Maire
Breatnach over modern,
state-of-the-art dance - grooves... jiving at the crossroads where traditional
meets tribal... the most beautiful and unique' record I've heard in a long, long
video for the jungle mix of Dulaman
sat at No. 1 in the Irish video chart for 3 weeks.
mini-LP Mystura received 11/12 on the
Hot Press dice they enthused: "...further
confirms their status as one of the most interesting of our home-grown
electronic acts. Blending traditional Celtic airs and rhythms with weird sounds
and futuristic break-beats, much of Mystura sounds like the kind of music
that'll be played at an Irish wake a hundred years from now."
has worked with The Orb and with his own projects, Another Fine Day and Strange
Attractor while continuing to add support and creativity to Hyper[borea].
Hyper[borea] have contributed a re-mix track to the UK compilation Now What Kind of Music Do You Call That put together and released by top electro-Liverpudlians, Timeshard.
Dulaman (tribal club mix) has been included on the Welsh techno- compilation Crai Techno 2 (sounds of the Welsh underground).
Brixton Skank Mix has been used for the title music of the RTE
TV series Streetwise.
have played The Heineken Groove Weekender, The One World Festival, BBC
MUSIC LIVE (with Jah Wobble) and
have supported the likes of Gavin Friday, Ism, Future Loop Foundation, Timeshard,
Land of My Mothers and Watercress.