Darugaries - Boku no Kioku

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    A limited run of 100 beautiful A3 prints printed on high-quality 170gm silk finish stock, delivered in a poster tube to prevent unwanted postal distress. €7 apiece plus postage (rates below).

    Featuring work by Brigid Power Ryce, Kaiser Caimo, Aaron Coyne and Declan Kelly, there are 5 different pieces in editions of 20 prints each - select your desired piece in the drop-down box after clicking the "Buy now" link.

    Comes with immediate download of the "I'm in the abyss!" compilation PLUS bonus track - a new version of the Yawning Chasm track "Whifling", recorded in the car park.

    Prints + download code can now also be purchased for €7 from:
    WINGNUT Records [Galway, Tralee, Limerick, Athlone and Waterford]
    PLUGD Records [Tobin Street Cork]
    ELASTIC WITCH [Middle Abbey Street Dublin].

    Shipping prices:
    within Ireland - €3.50
    everywhere else - €4.00

    Get in touch at reasonabandon@gmail.com if ordering multiple copies and we can arrange postage discounts! It's just about possible to squeeze two prints into one postal tube so in that case there'd be no extra charge.

    Includes unlimited streaming of "I'm in the abyss!" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Takashi Kumagai is a big reason a lot of this even happened; the whole idea of making music in unorthodox places came from him and his "Fairy Fort" gigs in the summer of 2010. They ended with Takashi's leaving Galway in August (a couple of weeks before I was shown the car park), but at every gig I've put on since that has not been a "regular" venue I've made sure to have a pineapple present in honour of the first Fairy Fort gig, where Takashi dotted supermarket-bought fruit around the urban wooded "venue".
Takashi returned to Galway in May of last year with his band Darugaries, an incredibly accomplished group of folky/jazzy improvisors who all took to recording in the car park like it was nothing at all. This song was my favourite to come out of those recordings; it's incredibly catchy and the torombone, clarinet and trumpets weave and dodge around the pillars and each other in perfect unison, even though the torombonist Mihara had only ever played with these guys twice before. The too-short tour they did was beautiful.


from "I'm in the abyss​!​", released January 27, 2013
Koichiro Miyaoka - guitar, lyrics and vocals
Keigo Matsunaga - clarinet
Takashi Kumagai - cornet
Keiko - bottle percussion
Tomoyuki Mihara - torombone
Tadahiro Ishihara - saxophone



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