Irish musician Conchúr White composed the songs on his breathtakingly beautiful album Swirling Violets with a sense of the unearthly and the surreal. They're the ray of light that falls through a crack in a door. The play of shadows on a ceiling. The cones of light on a nocturnal highway. It's a truly remarkable debut from the former singer of the Irish folk band Silences. The press is pouncing on this work. Nerdy music bloggers spiral around every verse with flowery phrases. Conchúr has shared bills with Villagers, John Grant and The Magnetic Fields. Something huge is in the making here.