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The Scrapes

by The Scrapes

Arvo 05:09
Outro 09:12


Recorded in 2009, this is the first documentation of Ryan Potter and Adam Cadell as the Scrapes. Given away and occasionally sold, this once private CDR release is now available digitally for the first time.

"Also hugely enjoyable, highly original AND psychically useful is the music of Australian duo The Scrapes, whose fiery epic guitar and abandoned Mithraic fiddle pieces evoke images of lost Keltic lands inundated by the oceans, lost Iberian & Armorican sea peoples and lost times from beyond the beyond. Mostly, violinist Adam Cadell conjures up a fabulous and heathen see-sawing from his machine, kicking up a down home/back porch Henry Flyntian dust that guitarist/axe wielder Ryan Potter orchestrates with apocalyptic power chords and huge crunching rhythms. At times it’s like Kid Strange and Urban Blitz from the Doctors of Madness at their most morose played Overhang Party, or a mogadon’d Peter Hammill jamming with Van Der Graaf’s Graham Smith. Elsewhere, the singular desolation is most reminiscent of the most down down moments of Nico’s THE MARBLE INDEX or even of Jesse Colin Young’s The Youngbloods at their most mercurial. But the Scrapes are still so original their music ultimately don’t sound like nobody but themselves. And just who on Mother Urth [sic] could feel compelled to include a rhythm section in their new band after hearing music this ardently real AND which can be achieved by just two true Motherfuckers?"

Julian Cope - Head Heritage, Address Drudion, June 2009.


released March 7, 2015

Adam Cadell - violin
Ryan Potter - elec. guitar
Engineering - Ryan Potter, Reilly Smethurst, Andrew MacLellan
Mixed and mastered by Ryan Potter
Recorded at a secret location in the sub-tropical wilderness of inner-city Brisbane sometime in 2009.

Artwork "Beach Abalone" by Kim B. Cadell 2009. Copyright Kim B. Cadell.



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The Scrapes Brisbane, Australia

Scrapes, Queensland. Adam Cadell - violin
Ryan Potter - guitar

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