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The Return Of The Rivers

by United Bible Studies

  • Limited Edition Cassette (only 100 copies world-wide)
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Pro-dubbed sea-green cassette with pro-printed gatefold inlay and full on-body ink print , in a sea-green tinted back / clear front library case

    Limited to 100 copies world-wide

    Catalogue No: CN214

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Return Of The Rivers via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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David Colohan formed free-flowing folk-drone-jazz-noise outfit United Bible Studies in 2000 while studying at the University of Dublin. Since then the group have worked with a shifting cast of collaborators that Colohan estimates at more than two hundred. Amassing a considerable discography, this album sees Colohan team up with Dom Cooper (Owl Service), Matt Leivers (Awkward Formats) and Gayle Brogan on two 20 minute compelling and hauntingly beautiful minimalist pastoral compositions.

'The music of United Bible Studies always emanates from a place where primal, slightly dangerous forces live.... Conjuring improvisations from pastoral forms and earthy drones, their art teeters between fierce exaltations of the flesh and celestial spiritual journeys.' The Wire

"on The Return of the Rivers we are met with two compositions that mix elements of jazz and fractured folk into something protracted and forlorn. Brimming with locality that pays homage to wide open spaces, The Return of the Rivers is pastoral folk-drone as its finest, and yet another fine release from one of Ireland’s great underground purveyors of experimentation." (Sun 13, sun-13.com/2022/06/27/label-watch-cruel-nature-records/)


released June 24, 2022

David Colohan - viola, low whistle
Dom Cooper - voice, piano
Matt Leivers - soprano saxophone
Gayle Brogan - violin


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