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Sean O’Hagan

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and arranger Sean O’Hagan founded his initial significant music group in Cork, Ireland, in the first ’80s. Along with songwriting partner Cathal Coughlan and an ever revolving band of music artists, that music group, Microdisney, achieved excellent U.K. reputation using their literate and frequently politically tinged make of indie pop. After relocating to London in 1982, Microdisney continuing release a albums which were critically acclaimed (however, not big movers in the record shops) until past due 1988, when the group disbanded. Coughlan continued to create the Fatima Mansions, while O’Hagan channeled his innovative energies into his very own single task. O’Hagan’s debut single album, Great Llamas, didn’t trigger a lot of a mix when it had been released in 1990, however the Seaside Boys-inspired instrumentation (and general Western world Coast smoothness) from the record provided a glance into where stuff were going. O’Hagan produced the Great Llamas, immediately after his same-named single effort, as a car to indulge his baroque pop/Seaside Boys/electronic passions, and released their initial record, Santa Barbara, in 1992. Also during this time period, O’Hagan used with digital lounge purveyors Stereolab, staying with the music group like a full-time member before launch of 1994’s Mars Audiac Quintet, but carrying on to visitor on subsequent produces. The collaboration proceeded to go both methods, with Stereolab’s Mary Hansen guesting within the Large Llamas’ 1999 recording Snowbug aswell as 2000’s Buzzle Bee. O’Hagan also collaborated with Stereolab creator Tim Gane (on the one-off side task START from 1996) and continuing to pass on the creativeness around by dealing with Will Oldham’s group Palace Tracks, Japanese digital wizard Cornelius, and a bunch of other significant artists through the entire past due ’90s. In 2003, the Llamas’ seventh recording, Beet, Maize & Corn, happy critics using its nearly exclusive usage of string, brass, and woodwind preparations — elements that could carry over (however, not dominate) their beautiful early-2007 work, Can Cladders. Toward the finish of that yr, Gane and O’Hagan collaborated another period for the soundtrack towards the French humor La Vie d’Artiste.

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