New Irish Sounds: Faces
The name: Faces.
The deal: a producer, hip hop lover and damn fine salesman (more on that later), 17-year-old beatmaker Faces operates as deep down as the Irish underground goes. There's no Soundcloud page, no hype-generating Facebook profile, no Twitter account to speak of, and he doesn't give his real name. For now, you can only find him at this nifty Bandcamp page, which promises a new EP every month in 2013. January's Name Your Price release Mountains was one of my most-played musical things of the month, a powerful relaxant, bearing five dreamy, groove-led instrumentals.
After this, what we know about Faces boils down to ...