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The Spider Room

by Joseph Blane

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The Spider Room is a beautiful and haunting piece of improvised music by Scottish artist Joseph Blane.

"In the summer of 2022 I *entered* an old derelict school building late at night with nothing but my electric guitar and a cheap Sony sound recorder. I was fascinated by the acoustics and the reverb of the empty music room, and the smelly rotten old musical instruments within it - covered in spiders and dust, and mostly broken or completely out-of-tune.

My only intention was to record some improvised solo guitar pieces in this cold dark abandoned building, which I did... but I also ended up messing around on the various other instruments that were lying around the room - namely an old school piano, an out-of-tune violin, an filthy Irish flute, a smelly harmonica, a cracked glockenspiel and a percussive egg. I decided that these instruments/sounds had to be recorded too... so I eventually overdubbed the existing guitar tracks with layers of improvised performances on these old neglected school instruments, and ended up with two strange pieces of music that I felt worthy of release.

The result is...interesting. I would loosely describe it as some kind of free-form avant-garde noise jazz... but I'm not a trained jazz musician so that's probably not entirely accurate or true. The two 15-minute abstract pieces that comprise this debut album are entirely improvised, recorded in one take, and left almost completely raw and unedited - for better or for worse..."

Joseph Blane 2022


released November 18, 2022

All music performed and recorded by Joseph Blane.

Cover image 'The Crying Spider' by Odilon Redon


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