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The Drowned Ground

by Less Bells

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    The Drowned Ground LP

    Side A
    1. Drowned Ground
    2. A Failure Of Horses
    3. Feral Ghosts Of The Golden West
    4. Over The Falls

    Side B
    1. Frozen Charlotte Tends The Flame
    2. Scheele's Green
    3. A Half Hour With The Stars In June

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All songs by Julie Carpenter


released June 16, 2023

Julie Carpenter - vocals, violin, cello, modular synth, hurdy gurdy, shahi baaja, lap steel
Dain Luscombe - vocals, modular synth, optigan, prophet 5, circuitbent omnichord, singing saw, pencil banjo

Additional contributions:
Leah Harmon - vocals
Rachel Smith - flute, bass recorder
Additional mixing - Kenneth James Gibson, Stephan Kaye
Additional vocals - coyotes, murderwind
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at Audible Oddities

"Chrysallis Coyote" sculpture by Jamie Ferguson

(c) 2022 Meadows Heavy Recorders LTD - MHR020


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Less Bells Joshua Tree, California

After moving to Joshua Tree from Los Angeles. Violinist/composer Julie Carpenter fell in love with the extremes of the high desert. She weaves orchestral and electronic textures to inhabit that boundary between storm and sun. Less Bells also draws on the talents of Dain Luscombe, Leah Harmon, Rachel Smith, and Kenneth James Gibson. ... more

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