supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     €5 EUR  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    We only have a handful of copies left with no covers. Anyone who orders an LP will be sent a Hi res image of the artwork to print as they wish.
    You will receive a free download code immediately upon ordering the LP

    Includes unlimited streaming of Downland via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days

     €9 EUR

     

1.
07:39
2.
03:31
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

about

united-bible-studies.bandcamp.com

" Improv Lutist and outer-fringes collaborator extraordinaire Wissem here joins hands with cult Irish types United Bible Studies. From the off this is a lush sounding record, title track 'Downland' sounding a little like James Blackshaw gone all cosmic and that with whooshing astral noises & an ominous drone being the undercurrent beneath some sweet thoughtful guitar. UBS vocalist Alison O' Donell pops up with her wide-eyed theatrical tones on the second track 'Seven Tears', a song imbued with meandering psych-rock elements under the jaunty acoustic guitar. Side one ends with a piece of stuttering, stumbling de-tuned experimentation that remains largely listenable due to its use of field recordings, intimate acoustics & blatant drunken charm. The opening track of side two sounds quite demented in a barking acid folk pixie way. Has me thinking of Comus or Gong in spirit. It's certainly a wide-eyed cyclic, gibbering sprite of a tune. Like the space invader noise throughout. You can never have too many space invader noises on a record. On the subsequent tune Wissem's feminine vocals are found fleshing-out an impassioned piece of haughty folk minimalism. The penultimate track is a more challenging, difficult beast that folds both ethereal, medieval & discordant rock elements. One for fans of Trembling Bells & the more esoteric end of Appendix Out, the closer is a magical dream-like folk-rock piece with choral vocals, chiming acoustic interplay and there's even what sounds like a hurdy gurdy in there. A cracking conclusion to a most interesting and diverse collection." - Brian, www.normanrecords.co.uk

credits

released March 21, 2011

Released 04 April 2011

Paul Condon:
Acoustic Slide Guitar on Trade Boys For Prostitutes Sell Girls For Wine
Bass on Seven Tears, Come Holy Ghost and The Seas Have Lifted Up Their Voice.

Diarmuid MacDiarmada:
Percussion on The Seas Have Lifted Up Their Voice

Alison O'Donnell:
Percussion on Seven Tears
Vocals on Downland, Seven Tears, Come Holy Ghost, Altars Of Brick (The Day Is Coming) and The Seas Have Lifted Up Their Voice.

Áine O'Dwyer:
Harp on Downland, Seven Tears, Trade Boys For Prostitutes Sell Girls For Wine

Ivan Pawle:
Hurdy Gurdy on Downland
Synth on Downland, Seven Tears and Come Holy Ghost.

Gavin Prior:
Acoustic Guitar on Trade Boys For Prostitutes Sell Girls For Wine
Electric Guitar on Seven Tears, I Rith na hOíche and The Seas Have Lifted Up Their Voice
Feedback on Downland
Field Recordings on Trade Boys For Prostitutes Sell Girls For Wine
Percussion on I Rith na hOíche
Synth on Downland and I Rith na hOíche
Vocals on Downland and I Rith na hOíche

Jozef van Wissem:
Lute

Recorded by Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Jeffrey Perrin, Gavin Prior and Jozef van Wissem in Amsterdam, Dublin and Galway.

Mixed by Gavin Prior

Mastered By Steve Fanagan

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Deserted Village Ireland

Record Label and concert promotions from Ireland.

Deserted Village has released music by United Bible Studies, Toymonger, Thinguma*jigsaw, The Magickal Folk Of The Faraway Tree, Agitated Radio Pilot among many others.

contact / help

Contact Deserted Village

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code