BROADCAST DATE: SUN 25th March 2012
Over the last month Brisbane duo The Scrapes (Adam Cadell and Ryan Potter) have been composing a 16-minute soundtrack exclusively for our EHE listeners entitled Yunnan Buddha Machine.
Formed in 2009, The Scrapes cite their eclectic inspirations arise from classical composers like Arvo Part, Phillip Glass and LaMonte Young and drone-rockers Spacemen 3 and Tony Conrad. This makes perfect sense when you immerse yourself in their debut album Electric Mourning Blues (2010). Or their Kali Yuga LP (2011). The Scrapes create magic with their layers of intense violin weaving between scrapings and feedback drenched guitar. The Scrapes are rooted in traditional classical yet are simultaneously challenging the very musical foundations they derive from.
Journey through unexplored territories of sound this Sunday night and hear The Scrapes’ new incredible soundtrack Yunnan Buddha Machine, created exclusively for our Ears Have Ears listeners.
Yunnan Buddha Machine
“The soundtrack to an exploration of the overwhelming, vision inducing snow mountains of Western Yunnan. The electric Buddha looking down on the intrepid traveller, megaphone-chanting a mantra under the grey haze. The compositional process for “Yunnan Buddha Machine” was simple. After gaining a tempo from a Buddha machine chant, and after a long period without a good Scraping, The Scrapes began to jam, instantly creating this soundtrack to outer and inner journeys. Recorded in a kitchen with Russian Soviet microphones, the piece consists of electric guitar, electric violin, weird flute bagpipe thing bought from an old guy in Guangxi Province China, Buddha machine, drumstick pencils and an array of pedals. Mixed and edited largely by Ryan Potter with a bit of input from Adam Cadell. “Yunnan Buddha Machine” is a Scrapes composition 2012, presented to all via the media empire known as Planet of the Scrapes.”
Tune in 9pm Sunday, 25th March with your host Brooke Olsen. STREAM HERE.