Here we are once more with a Fresh Transmission from the Scrapes' Planet and what an important one it is!
We Scrapes have been keeping busy despite our geographic differences (I, Adam living in West Africa, Ryan in Brisbane) and we are very proud to announce the digital launch of our new eventual full-length album
HERE'S the exclusive art courtesy of one Neil Shrubb http://neilshrubb.blogspot.com
We are unveiling this new monument piece by piece, track by track, perhaps on a fortnightly basis if we can until it is a complete collection to be downloaded in its entirety...the first piece to be unveiled is
Currently available for a cool $1 AUD Download from our bandcamp page: http://thescrapes.bandcamp.com
This piece is some of our darkest, most mesmerizing work to date, born of moonshine drinking sessions in stilt houses during the latter half of 2012...all pieces on THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI are born of endless improvisations skillfully cut into non-songs between life and death by the master hands and ears of Ryan Potter...a true vessel of the voduns saints if ever there was one! Who is Baron Samedi?...he is an entity often appearing in popular culture as you may all know but he is serious business...in some quarters anyway...the Baron of ...funeral day...gateway to the afterlife. Adorning black and red in memory of the ancestors. Black and red the colour of revolution. The Baron is a perfect symbol of the dark, radical and beautiful pieces we will release one by one as Master Potter unravels the jams and molds them into songs. Radical works for a time in need of radicalisation and a movement away from the sick and decaying old ways...NEW MUSIC that departs from the root to build its own tradition. This is music inspired by the underground in many of its manifest forms, THE DICTATOR wearing a love of Doom and Black Metal on its torn sleeve.
Head to http://thescrapes.bandcamp.com DOWNLOAD, CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW AND EVERYTHING THEY TAUGHT YOU
ELSEWHERE ON THE SCRAPES' PLANET...
We Scrapes have taken advantage of an excellent new programme...LabelState...using ethically and environmentally-soundly sourced textiles this organisation run an online service where you make an order, they make you a 100% cotton Scrapes T-Shirt and send it straight to your door. So now we have SCRAPES T-SHIRTS...
Available is The Scrapes Planet logo design. The unique logo designed by Pam Rosel and seen all over our propaganda. A white Tee for Women and Men in all sizes. Price is $25 AU + postage but if you get one before and enter the code LABELBODIED you'll get one postage free!
Here's what the shirt looks like:
Join the Radical Departure and put one of these fuckers over your head. You can buy them HERE HERE HERE
Enough Shameless Textile Plugging...
There's more news to announce.....small small news...more will be revealed soon.
There will be a new ADAM CADELL release in the coming months...as yet untitled it will be released on the excellent WOOD & WIRElabel. I can tell you now it is 4 tracks inspired by red-earth roads and busted sound systems...monumental, urgent, meditative, angry, gentle, more electronic than any of my previous work...it is evocative of West African sounds filtered through a fucked up lens of Minor Threat and Anton Webern with a dash of Tony Conrad dronathon for good measure. If you just can't wait to get a dose at least pop on over to here:
and get a sample of my previous work.
ALSO! There have been some collaborations afoot with some comrades in Krautrock crime....hesitant to announce it just yet. Keep your eyes and ears well and truly peeled!!! Something tells me all will be revealed in September...that's the word on the vine...
It cannot be emphasised enough! If you don't have it already go over to http://themaryettas.bandcamp.
com and download MARIED...a classic of dirty bastard country rock by Ryan Potter and his gang of un-merry men. The Maryettas is goodooo! In Maryettas related news keep an eye out for Scrapes members contributions to an upcoming despondent monster from Maryetta (and Nikko member) Jackson Briggs' LOSS LEADER project...fucking cheerful stuff there....
IF you run a label or know someone who does please get in touch via email preferably. We would love to release THE SONGS OF BARON SAMEDI in its completed form on some obsolete format like vinyl and while we could do it ourselves a little help would go a long way. Also we think our digital only PRISON HALL epic would probably look nice on a 7" or single-sided 12" don't you think??? If you are a label or distributor and want to get in touch to release this or any other Planet of the Scrapes release (I would like to release my BARBARIAN MEDITATIONS album on cassette if anyone's keen) then please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or PASS this email on and on to interested parties. Help us get our Radical New Music out there if you can...
Furthermore if you are PRESS and want to do an article, interview or whatever tickles your fancy (as long as it doesn't involve stupid questions about makeouts or breakups or what our favourite food is) then please get in touch. The same rules apply. If you need an Aussie number just shoot us an email and Ryan will be happy to field the call I'm sure.
OK that is all for now.