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
Listen/Buy on Bandcamp
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
Listen/Buy on Bandcamp
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.
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.
For Tom Carter
Monday, 12 August 2013
We're delighted to finally be able to announce the release of this epic, international compilation. It's been a long time coming....
This compilation aims to help out with costs incurred during Tom Carter's recovery from the illness which hospitalised him during Charalambides European tour last year. The number of artists who wished to be part of it kept growing & so here it is, a little further down the line than we'd planned, but with so many incredible contributors, we hope it's been worth the wait.
Thinguma*Jigsaw Farewell Tour With United Bible Studies
Thursday, 11 April 2013
April 25th: Dublin, The Joinery
April 26th: Dublin, Bewley's Cafe Theatre w/ Cinema Of Spirits*
April 27th: Cork, Plugd w/ Peter Delaney
April 28th: Galway, W/ Yawning Chasm
*All dates with UBS except the 26th.
We're joining our friends Thinguma*jigsaw for their last EVER Irish shows. Ireland has been a huge inspiration for them ever since they lived here 5 years ago so following the release of their final album 'Misery Together
' on Deserted Village they're coming back to say goodbye.
United Bible Studies - I Am Providence
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Recorded in one day in Providence, Rhode Island on their 2008 US tour, I Am Providence is utterly unique even in the discography of United Bible Studies. The band performed a musicial ritual at HP Lovecraft's graveside then an a capella house show that evening with locals Alec K Redfearn, Orion Rigel Dommisse and Manbeard and their touring companion Sharron Kraus.
You can get the LP + Download + Postcard at the UBS Bandcamp
Gavin Prior: Babbleon Cork Download Out Now
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
“Babbleon Cork” is the result of my residency in the Guesthouse
in May 2010. I’ve created an audio collage in three parts composed solely of sounds recorded during my time in Cork.....The result is a short album which captures the energy of the city mixing layers of abstracted sounds and the fluent, irreverent utterances of the Corkonians themselves. I’ve released this project as a free download under a creative commons licence leaving it open for sampling and remixing." - Gavin Prior, November 2012.
I Am Providence by United Bible Studies
Friday, 12 October 2012
Coming soon on Jellyfant
Odd Job & Murmansk Download Reissues
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
"Once again too inscrutable for a title. Recorded in early 2004, this marks the move towards increasingly alien, electronic territory. This is the most harsh and austere Murmansk release yet."
Odd Job "Macro-Made Session"
A single 28-minute track of subtle nocturnal ambience from the French sound artist Sebastien Chou. Close attention is required to perceive its ever-evolving nature.
"....weird lo-presence sonic sonorities...." -Thurston Moore, Arthur Magazine
Both releases can be downloaded for free from our bandcamp page
Abandon Reason Radio Show
Monday, 17 September 2012
This is a new online show compiled and presented by Declan Kelly documenting the many recording sessions and gigs which have happened in a reverberant unused underground car park in Galway. Episode 1 features Aaron Coyne, Declan Kelly, Brigid Power Ryce, Vicky Langan, David Colohan, Gavin Prior and Alice McDowell. Listen Here
There's also a blog with beautiful photogrpahs to accompany the series.