⇊Underlude⇊ - Water table

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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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When recording the Yawning Chasm songs for this compilation we had an encounter with a pair of clampers who happened to just be checking on the place. We were on the third floor down but they treated the whole thing as very ordinary. They were interested to know what we were doing, and amazed by Aaron's homemade mini-cello and amp ("That's the most peculiar thing I've ever seen!"). We found out from them that the water that covers much of each floor is not rainwater but seeping seawater. I happened to be holding a Zoom at the time so I managed to record the entire exchange, some of which can be heard here.
Also heard is a clip from the very first recording made in the car park in 2010, when Aaron and I brought a baritone ukulele and ebow down. Neither of us had a digital recorder then, so it's recorded on tape - hence the hiss. Also heard are samples of the vibrations from the machine that pumps the standing water back out of the building (recorded the day after our encounter with the clampers, just before doing the Raising Holy Sparks track). The machine is obviously fighting a losing battle, and the building is bound up in so much legal wrangling that no other maintenance is provided. So the water builds up, and as it does it changes the acoustics.


from "I'm in the abyss​!​", released January 27, 2013
Field recordings and ebow on ehru - Declan Kelly
Baritone ukulele - Aaron Coyne

Photo by Kaiser Caimo



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