"Suburban Catacombs" is about what goes on under suburbia, the day to day...literally, the pipes, storm water drainage, electric cable, communication, internet."
Shane - "Dean and I had been working on a collaboration in early 2011 for his "Sister Cities" project and had talked about doing a full length release together at some point.
I played a live streaming set in May 2011 and upon listening to later on, immediately made me think of Dean. This set featured a heavy reverb that I tailored to achieve some of the cavernous percussion sounds, dense drones, and thick harmonies. For the set, I used generative Reactor patches, Absynth, and field recordings along with a small percussion battery consisting of an udu drum, woodblocks, bottle caps, Roland spd-20 electronic percussion, and the base of a microphone stand for a bass drum. Looping done with Line6 DL-5 and Akai Headrush. Outboard gear was Alesis Midiverb and Soundcraft mixer.
The set was a minimalist approach that lent itself easily to collaboration later. I sent the live set to Dean and he liked it and we went from there. " - Shane Morris
Dean - "When Shane sent me his live set, it was in four parts.
I edited a few things, but for the most part it's intact. Shane's reverb was already there, so I had to match/feel what I could do to compliment what I was listening to.
So I played live nylon string guitar through my tape delay thingy and some percussion stuff as well, then added pedal harmonium and electric guitar as overdubs, with the same said tape delay system I use.
I thank Shane for our phone calls and laughter. Producing the unknown, as I love to do, results in an understanding. This collaboration with Shane is one such.
What goes on under the everyday of suburbia? The mystery of all those millions of miles of cables, wires and tunnels….all very nice encapsulated in the music that comes through that same source...via what's been laid there and buried in the ground."
" - Dean (Disturbed Earth)
released July 25, 2012
Shane Morris: Synths, Electronic and Acoustic Percussion, Field Recordings and effects.
Disturbed Earth: Production, Construction, Reel to Reel tape delay, Electric and Nylon String Guitars, Pedal Harmonium, Percussion, Field Recordings
supported by 12 fans who also own “Suburban Catacombs”
Now THIS is the ultimate Christmas-gift..! Deep, soothing, comforting, and above all: classic Steve! This will be on repeat a lot.. Hopefully this will come as a CD/vinyl-release as well! Thanks Steve and best wishes from the heart. Berkdrums