- 18 May 21
Conor Walsh is also the guitarist of Irish alt-punk band Versive, who signed to major US-based label Paper + Plastick Records.
Irish musician Conor Walsh has shared the brand new single from his Wornoc project, titled 'Signs'.
An emotional, relaxing, intense and cinematic track, 'Signs' is filled with subtle layers of atmospheric textures. The accompanying music video for the piece was also shot by Conor's friend, Oscar Hackett of Long-Lost Designs.
To celebrate the release of the song, a live performance video of the tune will feature Walsh and renowned drummer, Andrew Marshall - drummer for Billie Eilish, no less. Keep an eye on his social media pages for updates on that offering, which is sure to be captivating.
Wornoc is the latest alternative-electronic project from Conor, who is known for his work as guitarist for alt-punk band Versive.
“Wornoc has been in the back of my mind for two years now at this stage, but I often found myself busy or distracted with my personal life and Versive," Conor Walsh says of the project.
"When COVID hit, I suddenly had a bit more free time on my hands so I had no excuse but to finally lift this project off the ground. Last summer I built a small cosy recording studio in my back garden which pushed me to start writing different music. Wornoc is inspired by film music and sound design."
"I just finished my Masters at Maynooth University, and I studied a lot of digital signal processing techniques, which led to my thesis on unconventional techniques for electric guitar."
The lyric-less track takes influence from a variety of genres, but centres itself in creating an ambience from guitar-based music.
"Basically, I researched alternative ways of extracting unique timbres from the guitar by focusing on the rattles and buzzing of the instrument, rather than the actual musical notes," Conor continues.
"In light of my studies, it provided me with a newfound way of composing music. Although these elements aren’t featured on my new single 'Signs', they certainly will in future works."
Listen to the new track from Warnoc below: