Agricultural Light & Magick Vol. XVI - The Joinery, Dublin

by Raising Holy Sparks

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The Agricultural Light & Magick series compiles various live appearances (& occasionally other ephemera) since Raising Holy Sparks was summoned in 2011. Lately I've been playing under my own name also, but there have only been a handful of appearances thus far.

The Joinery, Dublin, Ireland (11/07/14)

Originally, my plan was to treat all live recordings as raw material to be edited & manipulated. I only ended up doing that with a few recordings & in this series, this is the first. The final track has been overdubbed to create the version of it I could hear in my head. The drummer wasn't present for this gig but he is now. Niamh Beirne, Declan Kelly, Aonghus McEvoy & Enda Trautt make up RHS for this (ghost) performance in the sadly-missed Joinery...

The cover photo is not The Joinery, mind, but a shed on Saints Island, Co. Longford, Ireland.

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released April 4, 2017

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'An eerie loveliness that should really be soundtracking a Werner Herzog film; indeed Popol Vuh’s work provides a useful reference point for Raising Holy Sparks as, similar to Vuh, the music herein is almost religious in its solemnity and grace.' The Active Listener ... more

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