As a statement of intent, Murphy is explicit: "This is the simulation, this is the demonstration" she sighs, "this is the realm of my wildest dreams, these are my wildest dreams", the intensity breaking into an unassuming synth chord breakdown before picking up the exact same way it did prior, nothing much happens here, but Róisín, accompanied by the masterful production of DJ Parrot (Crooked Man) take a minimalistic approach here, and throughout, making something sonically rich and gripping. This suspense laden drama is continued on the beatless, modular synths of the six minutes of cosmic space disco, "Kingdom Of Ends", little more than an ecstatic breakdown which goes through various stages of apprehension, Murphy urging herself to "Keep going in, keep going on / What the hell am I doing?" before sighing "This is easier than the comedown" to herself. Róisín Machine plays out like a best of collection, which in some ways it is as six of the ten tracks have been standalone releases dating back to 2012, a number crossing with the release of her third, 2015's Hairless Toys, and fourth album, Take Her Up to Monto a year later.
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