The Wormholes 1997

Richard Thomas & The Wormholes

The Wormholes

Legendary lo fi no fi band from Dublin… In the summer of 1997 Lo Recordings brought the band to London where they did a few shows but the main thing from the label’s point of view was to put them in what turned out to be the Warm Jets rehearsal room with one of Lo’s artists, Richard Thomas and his DAT recorder. I’m sure The Wormholes jammed away to their hearts content as Thomas recorded everything, even Eamonn asking directions for the nearest fish and chip shop. Of course this turned up on the track “Fish and Chips”. Thomas took the tapes home with him and the band went back to Dublin.

‘Seven Point Plan to Destroy Astrology’ came out 2 years later and is a good listen, totally avant-garde. All the other Lo Recordings stuff was done at a distance. Headbanger was actually from the original Parijuana sessions; Tye must have been sent a copy of the session and its very telling that he picked the weirdest track, the only non-vocal track in fact. This appeared on their ‘United Mutations’ vol. 3(1996) and had been one of only two releases during that difficult year. They must have been sending new recordings to Tye as he used an edit of a home recording called “Can’t Play For Shit E” on their ‘Further Mutations’ vol. 4(1997). In 1999 the final release on Lo came out and was a bit of a gem, a 12″ called ‘Of Your Mind’. The Decal collaboration was the obvious highpoint, everyone else was just remixing whatever they had been sent and they were Third Eye Foundation, Richard Thomas, Downpour, Echo Park and VI Tone.

‘Seven Point Plan to Destroy Astrology’ came out 2 years later and is a good listen, totally avant-garde. All the other Lo Recordings stuff was done at a distance. Headbanger was actually from the original Parijuana sessions; Tye must have been sent a copy of the session and its very telling that he picked the weirdest track, the only non-vocal track in fact. This appeared on their ‘United Mutations’ vol. 3(1996) and had been one of only two releases during that difficult year. They must have been sending new recordings to Tye as he used an edit of a home recording called “Can’t Play For Shit E” on their ‘Further Mutations’ vol. 4(1997). In 1999 the final release on Lo came out and was a bit of a gem, a 12″ called ‘Of Your Mind’. The Decal collaboration was the obvious highpoint, everyone else was just remixing whatever they had been sent and they were Third Eye Foundation, Richard Thomas, Downpour, Echo Park and VI Tone.

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