For one week J. Bannon resided in the C-Scape Dune Shack (formerly known as the Cohen Shack) within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historical District in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This primitive environment inspired an outpouring of abstract mixed media work, photography, and music. The visual material from the experience is presented as “Dunedevil” by J. Bannon. Available as a nearly 300 page “smyth sewn” art book and Kindle edition, with a forward by acclaimed artist Thomas Hooper. This book is available now at www.jacobbannon.com
Each day, the skeleton of a song was recorded using a portable recording device powered by a Goal Zero solar power setup. The sounds were captured through an Apogee Duet using a Critter & Guitari mini piano, Martin Jr. guitar, assorted effects pedals, and a Shure SM7B microphone. Mike Mckenzie graciously played additional guitar on “Be Still My Heart” at a later date. All songs were then refined and mixed during the winter of 2016, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. These recordings are presented as “Dunedevil”, an experimental album from Wear Your Wounds. Available on vinyl and digital formats.
The release is meant to be an experimental musical companion piece to the J. Bannon “Dunedevil” art book. Though they can be enjoyed separately, it is suggested that you view the book and listen to the music at the same time. Please note that the book is available individually and is not included in the purchase of this release.
released May 19, 2017
Recorded in the C-Scape Dune Shack in Provincetown, MA
Additional guitar on 7 by Mike McKenzie
Mixed by J. Bannon
Mastered by Brad Boatright
Converge always astound in their ability to grow while still satisfying fans who love their core elements. This release also shows how good they are at making use of a limited amount of time to still make a big impact.
Morgan Ywain Evans
Converge went to Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch installation at Kupfer Ironworks, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004, sat in bean bag chairs for twenty four hours, and had their minds blown. Then, 16 years later, they decided they should do their own version.
A great way to listen to math core. Fuck Beethoven. albinobone
This album gurns and churns with the dense, atmospheric power of an angel wrestling the forces of hell.
Wolfe's voice is an ethereal swirl, but it can cut like a blade. Her guitar, meanwhile, is a reaper's scythe, and with it, she flails like a Balrog summoned deep and raging from the bowels of Middle Earth.
It's an album of dreams and nightmares, a sludge-gaze torrent of painful questions hurled into the void.
A brave, bold and empowering listen. Michael Mueller