"Powdered Iron Rods is McNulty's 2nd release, but the first to use his real name. Having used the name Photophobia, his first CD, titled Cathepsin was released on Isomorphic/USA. Reviewers described it as an excellent dark ambient/isolationist work. Marc McNulty, who has worked nearly two years on his new release, describes these new pieces as 'electro/acoustic soundscapes created with elements from our pre-atomic days.' There are no samplers and no computers used for these recordings. The only soundsources have been communication receivers, self-built devices, filters and instruments. Compared to his first release, the pieces are not that extended and droney, but far more subtle and personal. 'McNulty has created a powerful album of dark and strange acoustical elements. Evocative and haunting, a requiem for the post-atomic society - a soundtrack to armageddon.' -- Frans DeWaard/Vital Weekly. The first edition of this CD comes in a special metal box that is numbered and limited to 500 copies." This CD was originally released on Plate Lunch, Bad Honnef, Germany.
What sets Soliloquy For Lilith apart for me is that it hangs in the air vibrating, demanding my attention. It doesn't lull me into a stupor, it wakes me up, ringing my nerves into shape, good shape. marc mcnulty
From the master of the tape player use, abuse, and frustration is this powerful testament of electrical generation. Don't get caught up in descriptions, it needs to be heard and listened too. marc mcnulty