Donnacha Costello ‎– Together Is The New Alone

Mille Plateaux ‎– MP 104 CD
CD, Album


1 Slowly Sinking In 6:15
2 Awake On The Fifth Floor 6:38
3 In Spite Of Everything 7:51
4 Your New God 5:12
5 Daydream Belief 5:48
6 That Empty Feeling 1:43
7 And I Got Left Behind 7:52
8 Nothing, Still Nothing 4:26
9 Dry Retch 10:39
10 Always A Part 8:03

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Recorded on the fifth floor while Dublin slept, April 20th to July 2nd, 2001.
Special thanks go to my father for all he has done and continues to do for me.

Thanks also to: Achim, Sebastian, Jon, Laiki, Eamonn, Rob, David, Mark.

Issued under exclusive license from minimise

All music by Donnacha Costello, 2001. Copyright Control.

Made in France

Digipak packaging.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 18752 31041 3
  • Barcode: 718752310413
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1227
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] MP104 @@@ 01
  • Label Code: lc 10521

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July 16, 2016
Great ambient album. All time and really inspiring state of the art moments while Donnacha playing with ethereal sounds, experimental beats and real melodies and emotions! Timeless!!!


April 16, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

This album is a beautiful, timeless collection of warm, reminiscent pieces. The magnificent synthetic waves of sound in each track wash over you and at times, send chills down your spine. The clicks and beeps tend to fiddle with your head and thoughts at times...interfering with your mental patterns; like a remote control tuning you in to some ancient memory in your mind.

Brilliant album.


October 31, 2004
edited over 15 years ago

On TOGETHER IS THE NEW ALONE, Donnacha Costello creates an album of sublime beauty, pieced together from bits of melody and the silence that lies between the clicks and the blips. “Slowly Sinking In,” the opening track, hums and reverberates to a slightly twitchy rhythm, while “Awake on the Fifth Floor” is like listening to a sunrise in the 24th century. And from the buzz of “In Spite of Everything” emerge some gorgeously melancholy piano chords and despite its 7-minute running time, it doesn’t grow stale. “Daydream Belief” is subtle and hushed -- definitely a track for the headphones. “Nothing, Still Nothing” is reminiscent of Brian Eno’s ambient work, while “Dry Retch” weaves a minimalistic spell. “Always A Part” closes the album with a glitchy drum ‘n’ bass rhythm, layered through with haunting tones. A marvelous album.


September 14, 2002
This is amazing stuff. .......the sound of silence.....
Beautiful, mystical and refreshing.

Some tracks remind me of Eno and Fripp.
One track reveals a melody in the back only when played at very high levels.
Another track constantly has an upfront chord with noise that hypnotizes you.
...even a drum 'n bass inspired track is found on this one....
In an email conversation we both came to the conclusion that the way I interpreted the music was exactly the same as he meant while writing it.

Together really is the new alone