Cape Tribulation

by Raising Holy Sparks

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Being another page from A Mendicant Hymnal.

Writing to a friend in 2000, I told him I was at the foot of Mount Sorrow, in Cape Tribulation. Taking this to be a reflection of my mental state, he wrote back urging me to see the good in wherever I found myself. But that is where I was, on the way up to Cape York, where the rainforest meets the reef. Having fallen for a girl by the hostel pool, my friends wagered that I would not go & talk to her, but up there, what had I to lose? We left a day later, hitching together up the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown & I was not to see my friends again for quite some time. As ever, these pieces, using tapes of field recordings & piano played on my Australian travels, are an attempt to recapture something of those humid days heading further & further away from cities, civilisation & whoever I had been before...

I see this album as a companion piece to 'A Drifting Population' & 'Last Orders At The One Tree Hotel', recordings made as Agitated Radio Pilot.


released 06 July 2013

David Colohan: electric guitar, piano, field recordings, trombone & sampled Mellotron.

Recorded in Katoomba, NSW, Fraser island, QLD & Ballymahon, Co. Longford.



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Agitated Radio Pilot Ireland

'Colohan seems to have a preternatural sense of the elemental, those dark places we all go to take off our disguises. So many artists have treaded this ground before and seemed insincere, but Colohan's vulnerability, his human voice that presents these unadorned truths without spin or motive, makes me want to listen and believe.' Foxy Digitalis ... more

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