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Children Running From the Village is a quartet featuring two of the Mandolin Records roster's signature acts: label head honcho Andrew Rowe (Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers) and his brother Greg Johnson (Lord Mongo). Rowe is based out of London, while Johnson and the other two members - Allan Hutchison (Onechopwabbit) and Tim Jones (Pendro) reside in Manchester. Documenting the fruits of an improvised jam session, this self-titled release is an unsettling collection of low-end hum, found sounds and tribal percussion. This is music of a sinister bent, stirring up the feeling that at any moment something dreadful is bound to happen. The constant throbbing bass and extremely pronounced echo teeter on the brink of leading us into goth-industrial territory, but thankfully there's enough variety in the other sonic elements to keep the black make-up at bay. Ultimately, this recording begs the question: just what are the aforementioned children running from? It could just be a brazen monster from the woods near the village, stirred up by the music of four Englishmen bent on using their disconcerting sonic palette for nefarious ends. 8/10 -- Bryon Hayes (27 June, 2006). foxy digitalis

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released September 24, 2006

andrew rowe
allan hutchison
lord mongo
tim jones

cover photograph tina rowe : stripy-beast.co.uk

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