Derry City, County Derry

Strength is the brainchild of Rory Moore. Here is what he had to say about the creative process.

I wanted to use pieces of dead machinery: an old drum machine: a broken bass: a VHS recorder. I wanted to use things that people had disregarded or forgotten about, I needed to find the light that was still flickering within these machines.My whole purpose was to create something that would sound good in a crap hi-fi.

I needed to get clear of massive recording consoles and endless digital options.

I wanted to get myself into a space were there was literally nothing left.Strength was the aftermath of a nuclear disaster,and all I could find amidst the smouldering rubble was a cassette machine and some other forms of primitive and basic machinery - I imagined myself making the first pop songs in the world again - -songs that would connect with people after the disaster - yes that's it -everything in the world had been destroyed so I needed to create something out of the ruin-something tangible that could be felt and played in a makeshift hi-fi or car stereo.This is were I would begin...

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