Another Subtle Atom Bomb

by The Crooked Fiddle Band

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"Climate inaction, apathy, greed.
Every one, another subtle atom bomb"

We realised when writing this album that we were distilling all of our frustrations, fears and hopes about climate change into the music. Mostly wordless, but with more words than we've ever used before. Epic and brooding, with buzzsaw bass made from a snare drum strapped to the bass amp, some of our most stark violin moments, and an ending that can read a few different ways depending on your point of view....we hope you find it as cathartic as we have.

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released September 19, 2019

Performed by The Crooked Fiddle Band
Jess Randall: violin, nyckelharpa, vocals
Gordon Wallace: guitar, bouzouki, cittern
Mark Stevens: double bass
Joe Gould: drum kit, udu, gong, garbage bins, vocals
with
Ezmi Pepper: cello on Counter Errorism and Twilight to Darkness
Freya Schack-Arnott: cello on Twilight to Darkness

Gordon plays a Gilet Guitar and a Wheeler Custom Lutheries Bouzouki
Jess plays a nyckelharpa made by Leonart Lovin

Produced by Joe Gould
Recorded and Mixed by Clayton Segelov at The Brain Recording Studios, St Peters, Australia
Additional recording by Joe Gould
Mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music

Album art is ‘The Intermediary’, oil on canvas by Juan Ford.
Album design by Dan Freeman

Thanks to all our friends, family and crowdfunding supporters.
Laura & Toby & Angus, Leila, Killian & Chopper, Sam & Lachlan and Sarah. Cathy Kirkpatrick & Andrew Lorien. Mike Solo and Bird’s Robe. Steve Albini & Shellac. Boris Hunt, Jack McGrath, Yanni Kronenberg, Emma Corrick, We Lost the Sea, The Dead Maggies, The Mouldy Lovers, Lachlan Dale & Art as Catharsis, Vanishing Shapes, Dannie McKenzie, Lou & the Rhythm Hut, Charity Mirow, Sonori, Tawfik Elgazzar.

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Track Name: Counter Errorism
Though tides are rising
Thoughts bide while sirens sing
Track Name: Kings of the Mud
We are the kings
in cold metal rings
surrounded and hounded and tattered and frayed

With bows on our strings
we race to the brink
and breathe in the dust of the bloody below

We are the kings
of mud and of string
we are the kings
that no one can own

We are the kings
of mud and of string
and all of the things that no one can own
to the ends of the earth

We battle and burn
and rage through the dust
the dust and the snow

Where we go
nobody knows
dust and dirt cloak our retreat

Where we go
nobody knows
swallowed by night blackened earth

We are the kings
in cold metal rings
surrounded and hounded and tattered and frayed

With bows on our strings
we race to the brink
and breathe in the dust of the bloody below
Track Name: Twilight to Darkness
How many times have I heard all the lies
Cut right through air-armoured truth?
Another day done
and sceptics have won with lies
Ignoring science
You can't breathe this apathy when you're gone

Dead dusk on the setting sun
A siren's song, sung
All the kings will go back to the mud
Another subtle atom bomb.

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