First Impressions: Róisín Murphy Is In The Simulation

Monday, December 12, 2011

I must have been a good girl this year as there's some newness coming from Róisín Murphy. Thank you Santa Claus. For the last couple of years or so Róisín has been popping in and out with new tracks (see "Momma's Place", "Orally Fixated", and "Demon Lover" for starters), but nothing has been seriously confirmed. Now out of nowhere this nine-minute track, "Simulation" just hypnotically pulses in getting the fans all salivating over her return. Yep, nine-minutes---but it's nine-minutes of deep House bliss. Tedious, yes, but with Róisín's vocals and the looping motif it's highly contagious and if you're into deep House like I, you won't regret this listen. There is a slight mystery as to who produced the track, the only clue that's been circling around is that it's a producer from northern England. Well, that totally narrows things down....

Though Róisín had every right to step out of the spotlight for awhile as she recently became a mother, I'm taking the insensitive approach as I need Ms. Murphy to show herself in 2012 with a full album---especially a full album of this type of House sound. Lush.



  1. I am surprised she's taken so long to follow up "Overpowered," but then again what's the rush? All the ignortant fools will say she copied Gaga, which we both know just is not true.

    I am excited to hear a new long player from her too. Fab picture!-QH

  2. QH:
    Oh yes! I hate when people say 'Roisin stole from Gaga' come the *@&$ on. Look at the dates, people! Though I like Gaga on certain musical levels, Roisin is tops for me. Wonderful voice and songs---even when she was in Moloko, just love her.

    I was a bit surprised at the length of time it has been since 'Overpowered' (2007...lordy) but that just means she's taking the time to craft something well. I'm interested in this deep House thing she's gone off in. I don't know about you but I like the sound for her!

  3. Honestly, I haven't cared for the songs post-"Overpowered," not because of the deep house vibe (that I love), but 'cos they seem cutting room floor quality, and not in a good way.

    I want deep house but crafted with that killing edge she is known for, in & out of Moloko.-QH


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