Deserted Village
Record Label & Live Music Promotion Since 2002

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Amygdala

Dave Carrol: Percussion
Fergus Cullen: Guitar
Gavin Prior: Percussion & Electronics
Paul Roe: Bass Clarinet

Amygdala's debut (and only) album is an unedited recording of the first meeting of an odd and exciting line-up: Dave Carroll (E+S=B) on percussion, Fergus Cullen (E+S=B) on guitar, Gavin Prior (UBS) on percussion & electronics Paul Roe (Concorde Ensemble) on Bass Clarinet. This unplanned hour-long session arose from two overlapping sessions in the Deserted Studio and was an enjoyable departure for everyone involved. Paul Roe draws on his contemporary music background, exploiting a wealth of extended technique. His humming and clicking blends in and out of whatever noise or groove comes his way. He is met half-way by the non-academic musicians in a stew, stranger than the sum of its parts.It is an extremely fluid set with frenetic grooves twisting and turning before dissolving back into free formlessness.

[bandcamp]http://desertedvillage.bandcamp.com/album/amygdala[/bandcamp]

Around the time of this recording Fergus Cullen was also playing guitar with twins Anto and Dave Carrol in a new lineup of the Wormholes which morphed into the still active E+S=B or European Sensoria Band

Amygdala family tree on irishmusicdb.com

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"Fans of slow, wandering drone clatter and abrasive noise masquerading as free jazz, this one is for you!"
- Lee Jackson, The Broken Face

"Derek Bailey on poppers" - Q Magazine

"Absolutely thrilling; like Slayer and Kajagoogoo locking horns at a Bar mitzvah" - Joe Duffy

"Utterly Visceral, like a drunken brawl between Borbetomagus and Motley Crue in an abattoir" - The Face

"Think Bez from the Happy Mondays administering crack to a menstruating Miles with one hand and a hand shandy to a coked-up Coltrane with the other" - Mojo

"These Bitches brew up a storm in my D-Cup" - Jazz Times

"Such an agitated racket can only be likened to Sonny Sharrock welding a donkey to justly-intoned harpsichord with a breathless Albert Ayler skronking encouragement"
- The Wire

"Syd Barret on acid" - Hot Press
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Amygdala Recording Session 2003


Discography

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Videos


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Past Events

We are Knives, Amygdala, David Lacey/Cormac O'Brien/Sean Óg, Tremors
@ Boom Boom Room, Conways, Parnell st, D1
Friday 13 January 2006 at 21:00
Price : €7

Keith Rowe & John Tilbury, Kuwajima/Brouwer/Peverett/Gladwin/Harrison/Gilmore, Amygdala.
@ Holy Trinity Chapel, Leeds, UK.
Thursday 4 March 2004 at 21:00
Price : €??