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Raw experiments and improvisations beneath the earth.

The background to this split-release is that by chance we went into a cave on the same day, but in very different locations as we later found out. So we decided to make a split release with the edited material of our excursions. Underground music in the speleological sense.

Layla of HAWTHONN went into the Greater Kelcow cave in Giggleswick Scar in the Yorkshire Dales, UK and recorded some shrieks, returnjng with Phil as the other part of HAWTHONN a bit later to record more chants and instruments under the moonmilk crusted rocks shimmering in the torchlight. While COLDSORE&1Ö went into the Torhola on Karkalinniemi in Lohja, Finland with a backpack full of instruments, that had to be dragged through mud and layers of ice on the ground to the deepest part of the cave, where they first boiled a cup of tea and then played some sad tunes until getting to cold to sit still anymore.

Limited CD and tape copies available at:
totstellen-grmmsk.bandcamp.com/album/hawthonn-coldsore-1 - proceeds to Zapatista Journey for Life delegation.


released August 5, 2021


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