TUNE Gurgles - L'esprit du Clocher
The Bradford quirk-poppers’ new song was part-
inspired by an excellent audio art performance
by John Bonner, itself inspired by a book by
Alain Corbin – Village Bells, Sound and
Meaning in the Nineteenth-Century French
Countryside. It is fascinating how different French villages used church bells to communicate social
messages between different hamlets to the level
of almost evolving a language of peals.
Couple this medium with the desire to counterbalance sadness, bad times and political cynicism with something unusually rallying(for us anyway) and references to ghosts and the civil war siege of Bradford and ouais, here it is!
Augustin Bousfield - Fender Rhodes, Alesis Micron, Korg Miku, handbell, Singing
Nanette Brimble - Bass, Singing
Bradley Cunningham – Drums
Bradford City Hall Bells- Bradford City Hall Bells
Recorded and mixed by, Robert Whiteley at Whitewood Recording Studio, Liverpool
Artwork by Bob Priestley