"The trio twist these intricate songs into works of beauty and uplifting sadness with their offbeat structures and ornate melodies... Listen attentively, and prepare to be completely ensnared in the narrative" 4/5 - The Irish Times
"Subplots have somehow managed to exceed all expectations with their debut album. Following last year’s acclaimed We Carved Our Names in Glass EP, Nightcycles sounds melodic, dark, ambitious, anguished, delicate and, above all, great. 8/10 - AU"
released May 8, 2009
Produced, mixed and engineered by Ciaran Bradshaw
Additional recording by Danny Conway on Tired
Recorded at The Loft Studio, Offaly and Greenhut, Dublin
Mixed in Suite Studios, Dublin
Mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering, CA, USA
Manufactured in the EU by Handle With Care, Sweden / Optimal pressing, Germany
Artwork, Design & Photography by Daryl Chaney
Cover concept by Philip Boughton
Additional vocals by Ciaran on 16:9
Trumpet & Flugel Horn by Colm Mac Athlaoich on Tired
Cello by Tully on 16:9 and Violent Sea
Violin by Dave Scanlon on Violent Sea
Special thanks to:
Dave & Dorothy for their everlasting support & encouragement.
Eugene for support, help & advise on everything, especially those print related things.
Ciaran, for all your belief, support and creativity, our everlasting thanks. Without you this album would be a ginger nut without the crunch.