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Baker's Dozen

Let It Happen: Paddy Shine's Baker's Dozen
Harry Sword , April 27th, 2022 10:30

Paddy Shine is one of the most relentless instigators in the underground, both as part of Gnod and in myriad other projects. Ahead of the release of the debut album by his weird folk group Moundabout alongside Phil Masterson on Rocket this summer, he guides Harry Sword through 13 vital slabs


Księżyc – Rabbit Eclipse

Księżyc is Polish for moon. This record was played for me by my friend Sam in Islington Mill but I first heard them on a Blackest Ever Black compilation tape and fell in love with the music. I eventually found the record when I was doing a show at Cafe OTO, I brought it home and this record just soundtracked my life for months. You know when you find one of those albums that soundtrack everything for two or three months? I was completely immersed in this group’s world. The lead vocals, the drone quality, the structure of the tracks, it’s all just perfect and from listening to this I thought ‘I have to witness this live’ - I’ve still not seen this live, unfortunately, but there’s this Boiler Room performance they did where you get to see the dynamic between the group - the two vocalists in particular - and it really comes across as this ritualistic spell casting. The two ladies who sing are sitting at this table mixing some strange looking drinks and sharing them with each other, and it’s quite theatrical and definitely feels like there’s something deeper going on… I don’t want to get too technical on it, but the instrumentation, the vocals, there’s a timeless quality to it. It’s just a beautiful record.