Join me in Galway in an underground car park this Sunday, as Abandon Reason launches their first release.
Declan Kelly started Abandon Reason as "a radio programme that showcased recordings made in a disused underground car park in Galway, Ireland made by various musicians and sound artists. It has since evolved into an independent label dealing in sound and visual art inspired by those underground experiments."
The debut release is a compilation entitled I'm in the Abyss!, featuring highlights from the last year of recordings. With such vital Irish musicians as Raising Holy Sparks, Áine O'Dwyer, Tony Higgins, and Gavin Prior you know it's going to be great. I was particularly taken by some of the simple vocal tunes, starting with one by Brigid Power Ryce. These work so well in the reverberant environment.
Check it out on Bandcamp.
The free launch event is being structured as an improv session, from noon until 6pm. I plan on being there early so I can hopefully hook up with different combinations of musicians. I'll be buying the compilation at the special launch day price of €5, which includes an A3 print. Can't say fairer than that!
If you are interested, contact Declan through his website as to the location. Good footwear and a torch are both recommended.