Ian Holloway & Darren Tate - Tangletree

I love the sound of a reed drone - accordians, squeeze box, shruti box - all are golden to my ears and that was the genesis of this album. I simply can't afford a real Shruti box but the electronic one does the same job nicely enough.
It was while playing around with some samples from this gadget and came up with the basis for Tangletree.  The addition of some rhythms and some of Darren's guitar magic and there it was.


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Tangletree

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Signed and numbered edition of only 50 copies collaboration album between these two UK underground stalwarts and long term collaborators: here Tate is on guitar and Holloway is on shruti box and field recordings and it’s one of the heaviest outings from the pair. Tate’s guitar sounds more like tectonic activity or dinosaur bones played in a huge subterranean cavern while Holloway’s shruti works gives the piece the kinda heady devotional edge of Hermann Nitsch’s harmonium masses. Think prehistoric Taj Mahal Travellers or Makoto Kawabata’s Inui rituals re-thunk by Birds’ Wings era Organum. Excellent.
David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue



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