"Just take some time to breathe..." Now there's some advice you can never get too much of, and should you require a soundtrack for taking the mind to far off places, Daniel O'Sullivan - aka Mothlite - can provide that also.

New Romantic-style crooning, lush choruses, pounding drums and electro trippiness are all part of this many layered thing, with O'Sullivan more often than not staying on the catchy side of leftfield, while always making sure there's plenty to untangle on subsequent listens.

There's a feeling that some of the tracks on the second half of Dark Ages aren't quite as compelling, but however many people know about O'Sullivan and his music the figure deserves to be multiplied a hundredfold.

Harry Guerin