Album artwork for Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones by Moundabout

Moundabout is the new folk project of Paddy Shine of GNOD, recorded with Phil Masterson in Ireland, but the words ‘new’ and ‘folk’ need to be treated with care here.

Some of the most striking ancient structures in Ireland are the neolithic “passage tombs” constructed between five and six thousand years ago, of which one of the most interesting of is Knowth at Brú na Bóinne. Kerbstones and pillars are carved with a hypnotising array of spiral, serpentiform and lozenge-shaped patterns. Listening to Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones is like entering a trance state while staring at one of the Knowth spiral carvings. Like following a ridged epidermal loop inwards, tracing the spiral of an ammonite towards the centre, immersion in this great album sees you travelling both temporally backwards and spatially inwards simultaneously. The listener is invited to see folk as a glowing helix of a continuum stretching way back to an eternal vibrancy that predates classical antiquity and Irish civilisation itself. As the album moves the listener, they are taken on a geographical and geological journey as well as psychological and spiritual, traveling inwards from the coast (‘The Sea’), as well as down beneath the strata (“How many bog bodies are waiting to be found?”) And when you have been primed, they take you all the way back to commune with older gods on the album’s epic centrepiece, ‘Dick Dalys Dance’, creating the kind of prehistoric drones and trance-inducing rhythms that the echoing, celestially aligned corridors of the Brú na Bóinne were built to amplify. This is not new music but the deep sensations it provokes will be new to most listeners.

Moundabout

Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones

Rocket Recordings
Album artwork for Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones by Moundabout
LP +

$39.99

Brown & Clear Speckle Vinyl

Released 11/11/2022Catalog Number

LP-LAUNCH-245C

Moundabout

Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones

Rocket Recordings
Album artwork for Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones by Moundabout
LP +

$39.99

Brown & Clear Speckle Vinyl

Released 11/11/2022Catalog Number

LP-LAUNCH-245C

Moundabout is the new folk project of Paddy Shine of GNOD, recorded with Phil Masterson in Ireland, but the words ‘new’ and ‘folk’ need to be treated with care here.

Some of the most striking ancient structures in Ireland are the neolithic “passage tombs” constructed between five and six thousand years ago, of which one of the most interesting of is Knowth at Brú na Bóinne. Kerbstones and pillars are carved with a hypnotising array of spiral, serpentiform and lozenge-shaped patterns. Listening to Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones is like entering a trance state while staring at one of the Knowth spiral carvings. Like following a ridged epidermal loop inwards, tracing the spiral of an ammonite towards the centre, immersion in this great album sees you travelling both temporally backwards and spatially inwards simultaneously. The listener is invited to see folk as a glowing helix of a continuum stretching way back to an eternal vibrancy that predates classical antiquity and Irish civilisation itself. As the album moves the listener, they are taken on a geographical and geological journey as well as psychological and spiritual, traveling inwards from the coast (‘The Sea’), as well as down beneath the strata (“How many bog bodies are waiting to be found?”) And when you have been primed, they take you all the way back to commune with older gods on the album’s epic centrepiece, ‘Dick Dalys Dance’, creating the kind of prehistoric drones and trance-inducing rhythms that the echoing, celestially aligned corridors of the Brú na Bóinne were built to amplify. This is not new music but the deep sensations it provokes will be new to most listeners.