2 New Tapes: The Sunken Hum, Woven Skull
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
We're just released two brand new Tape/downloads. Selections from a year-long field recordings diary by The Sunken Hum and hypnotic, driven forest folk from Woven Skull.
THE SUNKEN HUM VOL. 1: FIELD RECORDINGS OF RHYTHMS & DRONES
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Gates creaking, cats meowing, rain playing rhythms on a tin roof: these are the sounds that make up The Sunken Hum. Centered around the wilds of Leitrim in the the northwest of Ireland, The Sunken Hum is a collection of field recordings captured by Natalia Beylis every day for one year.
WOVEN SKULL: FAT BABY BLUES
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Since 2008 the core trio that make up Woven Skull have been gathering together in the Northwest of Ireland in a place called Leitrim which is known for its tales of ghosts, ‘tree folk’, underwater creatures and the constant battle calls of the ancient Tuatha De Danann that can be heard on Letirim's Iron Mountain. These are the surroundings and forces that influence the sound that Woven Skull creates: a contrast of minimal drones, repetition and psychedelic distorted riffs all layered in constant unconscious rhythms.
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TARRACÓIR "GROWTH" (CD & DL)
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Bryan O'Connell: Drums
Gavin Prior: Guitar, Electronics, Bass, Percussion, Piano Innards, Vox
Diarmuid MacDiarmada:Tenor Sax, Trombone, Percussion, Garden Hose, Vox
Tarracóir (pron. tah-ra-core) is Gaelic for Tractor - think Grindcore, Hardcore (but never Normcore!) and a gravitation pulling you in.....
"GROWTH: IT'S A HANDJOB NOT A HANDOUT"
Tarracóir formed in Dublin where the three had played together for years in United Bible Studies. Tarracóir was formed to create something more primitive & brutal, something "pure ignorant". Each Tarracóir performance is an antidote to Western Culture's enfeebling denial of the irrational and cthonic parts of our nature. Tarracóir's genre is "Base Metal" - the listener is the alchemist. Listeners will hear elements of Free Jazz, Death Metal and the blare & clatter of Tibetan Buddhist demon-chasing rituals. “GROWTH” consists of their first two gigs edited, collaged and overdubbed for max impact.
The Primal Barber Trio:
Saturday, 25 January 2014
The Primal Barber Trio "BARBERBarberbarber": 3" CDR in greeting card. Art by Stuart Geelon.
The Primal Barber Trio is a new all-acapella group of Stuart Geelon (Drainland, Luxury Mollusc), Aonghus McEvoy (Drainland, Woven Skull) and Gavin Prior. Their debut EP "BARBERBarberbarbr" is out now on Deserted Village
'.The source material is live-in-studio vocal improvisations which have been layered and collaged together by Prior into a brain-bending voyage, like getting lost in a cave only to stumble upon a primitive proto-singing circle. The songs our ancestors sang in the dark before they harnessed fire.