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MP3 Dermaptera - Lammas

Analog space invaders meet the acoustic porch pluckers.

7 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Experimental, ELECTRONIC: Ambient

This is Dermaptera’s fourth CD, recorded in 2005. Done in a myriad of styles, Moog analog and smooth digital electronic sounds can be found on this album, along with delicate acoustic pieces. Although the dense layers of sound may lead the listener to think there was a lot of overdubbing in the recordings, most of the songs on the album were recorded during live sessions. This album has also been described as sonic flowers in an alien sunrise.

Lammas is the last album in our four CD celebration of the seasons of the year. We are finally back to the lighter side of the year with Lammas (also called Lughnasadh), as August 1st is the time this holiday is traditionally celebrated. The songs reflect the end of summer and beginning of the fall – harvest time, long days of sun, and time for reflection and preparation for the darker days of winter.

Kathy McMenamin and Kevin Hassett are Dermaptera. A husband and wife duo, we have been making music together since the turn of the millennium. Kevin has been playing bass since the early eighties, and has perfected his individual style of playing multiple string chords on the bass. His bass style also usually includes multiple effects processors. Kathy plays the synthesizer, and adds signal processed vocals to some songs. Her background includes a decade of training and performing for voice and piano, but she had been away from making music for several years before Kevin convinced her to start up again. Other instruments that have been known to make surprise appearances on Dermaptera albums include mountain dulcimer, autoharp, hand drums, and an earth plate, so keep your ears open for surprises.

Thanks for your continuing support of and interest in all of our four albums so far. Stay tuned for more mind-bending electronic sounds…

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