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Rake and Roads

by Crawling for Carrion

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    The artwork for each record will be a print from a linocut made by artist Emmett Casley who will also hand number them.

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Rake 04:52
Roads 06:55


Rake and Roads is 2 cover songs, Rake by Townes Van Zandt and Roads by Portishead. I've been collecting a list of songs over the years that aren't 'heavy', but I can hear something in them that will work in a heavy re-interpretation. These are the first two in what will be a series of releases in this format.

I managed to call in some favours from some good friends and great musicians to play with me on these songs. Jake Harding from Grave Lines handles vocals and Thomas Kurek from Wight plays drums on Rake. Drums on Roads were played by Pete Holland from Elephant Tree, with vocals by Chantal Brown of Vodun and lead guitar by Tom Hobson from Stubb.

I first heard Rake as a cover and it was those amazing lyrics that grabbed me straight away. I eventually found the Townes Van Zandt version and was blown away by his delivery. I also realised from the original version the lyrics would work in a heavy setting. Townes himself said he didn't know the origin of the lyrics or their meaning but they've been interpreted as describing a vampire or someone undead. I see them more as someone lamenting their youth.

I don't remember where but fairly recently I heard Roads for the first time in a while. I knew that main intro on the Rhodes would work well on guitar. Me and Pete jammed it through a few times and it sounded great. We recorded drums and guitar live to capture a little more looseness in comparison to Rake.

The artwork is a linocut print made by artist Emmett Casley. I got the idea for the image from the line in Rake "The night to the day we're a binding" and I wanted to combine the rays of the sun with the moon to represent this.

Cover song license: www.idblm.org/91521


released November 9, 2018

Jake Harding - Vocals
Thomas Kurek - Drums
Drums engineered by René Hofmann at Lui Hill Studios, Darmstadt, Germany
Chris West - Guitar, Bass

Chantal Brown - Vocals
Pete Holland - Drums
Tom Hobson - Lead Guitar
Chris West - Guitar, Bass

Rake and Roads was mixed and mastered by Chris West at Scuzzball Studios

Artwork by Emmett Casley

Thanks to JJ for help with writing the bio. Thanks to David Doll for technical support. Thanks to Dan and Rae for loaning me their interface when mine died while mixing these songs. Thanks to Leigh and Jay for letting me bounce ideas off them. Thanks to Paul and Andy for being a sounding board and Andy for website advice. Thanks to Andy West for technical website help.

Thank you to Thomas, René, Jake, Pete, Chan and Tom for working on these songs with me and thanks to Emmett for the incredible linocut artwork.


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Giganto Records serves as a platform to release the music written and recorded by UK multi-instrumentalist Chris West. Most of the music involves an amplified guitar of some kind and all of the music is in the pursuit of heavy. Whatever that may be.

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