Easpa Géag - We Are All Destitute
What with burning out on listening to Irish music, horrible equipment failures, crippling addictions to Words With Friends and getting distracted by various experiments with video (more on that later), it’s been absolutely forever since we’ve last uploaded a song.
Well not any more. As usual you can download it for free from Soundcloud.
- Rory Gallagher - Going To My Home Town
- T-Woc - Dubroads
- Nine Wassies From Bainne - Shop At Fleadhworld
- Chris De Burgh - Lady In Red
- Letter From Belgium - Best Left
- Various Radio Talk Shows And Ads
- Hunter-Gatherer - Change Of Address
- Archetype - Chevron
- Solen - Lord
- Super Extra Bonus Party - Spanik Sabotage (2Bit Budstep Mix)
- Tommy Tiernan - 9/11
- Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong (vibe akimbo)
- Cian - Torrential
This is our attempt at a Dubstep song. Which was much more difficult than we thought, considering we were making it all out of samples. It’s still only a demo, we need to go back and add in some proper dubby reverbs and delays, but that’s something we need to do by hand and it takes FOREVER.
The song title, and artwork, is a reference to We Are All Prostitutes by The Pop Group, quite possibly the greatest Post Punk song ever. It still sounds just as fucked up four decades later. Naturally, Maggie has been swapped out for Charles Haughey.
A word on the “various radio talk shows and ads” segment though. It’s a sample of a much longer sound collage Bomb Cruach created a few years back. It was based around the Cut-Up Technique, an idea put forward by the Beat Poets (notably Gysin and Burroughs). In their early experiments they would cut up various newspaper reports on the same story, and then rearrange them at random, to discover the “true truth” of the issue.
Bomb cut up an ordinary cassette tape, so that it only lasted around 5 minutes. They then spent the next 2 hours or so listening to news reports, talk shows, adverts and end of the dial music stations, recording fragments from each before fast forwarding or rewinding the tape to a different, random, location. When it was finished they had a nonsensical, stream of consciousness distillation of what was going on at that moment in time.
It just so happened that this particular piece was made around 2009, just as the recession was breaking and everyone was panicking and everything was going tits up. It’s quite an interesting, if paranoid and apocalyptic, piece. Maybe we’ll post it a bit later on.