"Live at the Monk and the Nun" Split w/ Swiss Barns & Queef!

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Both of these tracks were recorded live on 13th August 2016 at "Monk & the Nun" festival in Drumnadubber Leitrim.

Side A features a viola duo of Jorge Boehringer & Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh. This set took place under the haybarn.

Side B features Queef! performing on a carpet of moss out in the woods.

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"Live at the Monk and the Nun” is a split album with Swiss Barns & Queef! released by Sofia Records (run by Natalia Beylis). The first half (‘Swiss Barns’) is an improvised viola duet from Jorge Boehringer and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh recorded live at the Monk and the Nun festival in 2016. Sighing into being, this lilting and conversational dialogue more than keeps the interest for its duration. Fibrous trails of buzzing resonance. Poinging blips as bow is bounced on strings. Weaving murmurations of sound, deftly dancing in complex counterpoint. Jarring stops and scraping scree. Plucking steps and vibrant echoing taps on the instrument’s body. Sections of abstract creaking noise that are at-one with the otherwise mostly welcoming nature of this improvisation. Buzzing ascending drones and whirlpools of scribbling violence. Towards the end, the two embark on a stabbing Psycho-esque section that is pulled apart into shivering shrill shrieks. ‘Swiss Barns’ is beautifully gnarled and knotted music.

Queef! are a duo of Claire Guerin and Laney Mannion making music of clattering electronics and various manipulated objects, recorded at the same festival. Bubbling. Tapping. Sweet folkish tunes. Bangs. Ticking clocks. Metallic rustling and tinkling bells. Whistles. Mysterious combinations of sounds from a wide pallette. Dreamlike with an inscrutable internal logic. Recorded on a carpet of moss, it has a springy moist nature to it. The elements sound slowly compacted like leaf mulch, concealing much insect industry. Queef! are wonderfully weird and absorbing. Something odd being built, some impossible temporary structure between the trees, made for purposes best not speculated about too deeply."

- Ears for Eyes

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released July 31, 2017

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