St Martins

  • Format: CD
  • Cat: AR89
  • Released: 30 October 2012
£6.00
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Recorded live by Simon Loynes in the unique acoustic environment of St. Martin's Church in Colchester, England on 29th July 2004. St Martins is the result of a week spent creating a musical performance space in a semi-derelict Norman nave.

Description

Recorded live by Simon Loynes in the unique acoustic environment of St. Martin’s Church in Colchester, England on 29th July 2004. St Martins is the result of a week spent creating a musical performance space in the semi-derelict Norman nave of the church. Featuring copperplate records, bird song, celeste, drainage grating, suitcase drumming and salvaged organ pipes, the recording captures the group at a critical juncture in their creative development and features one of the earliest live takes of Guga Hunters of Ness opening track, Joy/Sorrow. This is the Dead Rat Orchestra’s second live document and was originally released by Palimpsest Records in 2004. It is long out of print and has become a highly sought-after collector’s item.

St Martins has been reissued as a limited edition glass-mastered CD in a reverse cardstock wallet, as part of a programme to make the Dead Rat Orchestra back-catalogue more widely available to a new audience. This CD is also available as part of the special offer Hopewell Sound Recordings three CD bundle.