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Waterless Hills - 'The Great Mountain'

by Waterless Hills

  • Ltd Frosted Clear Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Release Date 29th Feb 2020
    350gsm Matt Varnish Sleeve
    Ltd Frosted Clear - 150 Copies
    Black Vinyl - 200 Copies

    ***Please note that due to the nature of this recording taped live to 1/4" tape that there are some tape distortions on the tracks "An Insect Which Eats The Moon".
    This was only down to electrical static from a wayward guitar amp speaker cone during that take. The impression of noise on 'They Squatted...' comes direct from the prepared percussion that Andrew was improvising with (a Chinese gong hung on the cymbal that creates a weird distortion as it vibrates against the cymbal - it's perfectly natural sound) But it is something to be aware of. It is not a Vinyl Pressing Defect***

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    Cardinal Fuzz (Europe) and Feeding Tube Records (USA) are proud to present for you - ‘The Great Mountain’, the debut album from Waterless Hills.
    Waterless Hills are drummer Andrew Cheetham (now playing with Richard Dawson, Kiran Leonard, Irma Vep, Yerba Mansa, Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura etc). The recordings feature himself plus two further members of the Manchester Underground wrecking crew - dbh (Kiran Leonard band, Irma Vep band, Jim Ghedi band, his own bad self) on violin; Gavin Clarke (DSDV) on bass – and augmented by Cambridge-based avant-folk musician C Joynes on electric guitar.

    The album was recorded in one day direct to 1/4” tape at Hallé St Michaels, Manchester. All tracks were wholly improvised, and the tapes document a slowly-evolving interplay and, at times, ‘on-the-edge’ exchange between the players. The results were eventually shaped into an imaginary soundtrack to an orientalist western loosely themed around Freya Stark's 1935 travelogue 'The Valleys Of The Assassins' and the surrealist occult art of Ithel Colquohoun. The album itself is closely paired with Waterless Hills’ debut release, an 8” lathe of two pieces captured at the same session and released in an edition of 99 copies on All Saints Day 2019 by Sonido Polifonico (www.sonidopolifonico.co.uk). This debut release garnered spins on the BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, Stuart Maconie’s BBC 6 Music show Freak Zone, and Jeff Conklin’s Avant Ghetto show on WFMU, together with favourable reviews from Byron Coley in Wire magazine.

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