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Thursday night sees the long-awaited launch of Hunter-Gatherer‘s Père Lachaise/Undergrowth 7″ single in Whelans. It’s going to be a great night as it’s been a long time since H-G headlined a proper show and support comes from the excellent electrosmiths Ilex and Meljoann. Artist Tim Redfern will be providing visual accompaniment on the night which promises to add an experimental new twist to the excitement. Admission is €7 which includes a free USB wristbands containing the MP3s and video (below).
Released on Osaka Records, Père Lachaise/Undergrowth are two deep, brooding slabs of cold electronica examining the musical evocation of grief, loss and nightmares. Hunter-Gatherer discussed the songs’ origins and the prospect of his first release on a record label in a recent in-depth interview with this blog ::
“Père Lachaise is an extraordinary place. It’s an enormous graveyard in Paris. When I was there years ago, I encountered a middle-aged man who explained to me that his 18 year-old son had died tragically the year before and that he was now travelling to all of the places his son had planned to see. He had photographs, maps, the lot – the accoutrements of a diminished and mournful man. He was like a ghost and his sadness trailed behind him as he meandered between the monuments and graves. Absolutely heartbreaking.
“Undergrowth was inspired by a nightmare I had a long time ago. I have a specific image in mind when I listen to it and it reflects a very particular type of unease.”
In a very kind move, Hunter-Gatherer has offered some goodies to give away ahead of Thursday’s show. Two lucky readers will receive a pair of passes to the gig, a new 7″ vinyl of Père Lachaise/Undergrowth, a CD of the acclaimed debut album I Dreamed I Was a Footstep In The Trail of a Murderer and a HunGa badge that you can’t even buy in the shops. To win, just mail harmlessnoise[at]gmail[dot]com with your name and ‘Hunter-Gatherer’ in the subject line before 12pm on Thursday 7 October. All entries will be numbered and two winners selected by www.random.org.