Recorded half live and half in the cellar between early spring and late summer of 2011, the usual Vampire Blues duo are here augmented by the skittering percussions of Ross Parfitt and the acoustic environments of Scrim headquarters in Edinburgh and the Boathouse in Kingston upon Hull. Side One (with RP) is a dissonant twenty-minute all-acoustic piece for harmonium, steel & nylon strings, cymbals, trinkets and tape hiss; the second consists of two classically swelling electrified duo performance excerpts.
Edition of 45 copies comes from a skip find of nine drawer fronts, de-lacquered and split into fives. Cost is £8/£9/£10 to the UK/Europe/World.
Vampire Blues Northern European Tour Dates:
Sunday 4th March 2012 - Kodu Baar, Tallinn, Estonia
Tuesday 6th March 2012 - Telakka, Tampere, Finland
Wednesday 7th March 2012 - Kingi Kongi, Helsinki, Finland
Thursday 8th March 2012 - Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
Saturday 10th March 2012 - Berg 211, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sunday 11th March 2012 - Far i Hatten, Malmö, Sweden
Tuesday 13th March 2012 - Mayhem, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 16th March 2012 - Karel Ball, Brussels, Belgium
Saturday 17th March 2012 - Scheld'apen, Antwerp, Belgium