||Wednesday, November 03 2010 @ 02:19 PM CDT
|| , United Kingdom
Shedfish is a collaboration between John Grout and Marc Rattue, seafarers both, and in the time we sailed together, we somehow managed to get around the ambient racket and vibration of a ship's motion (recorded vocal tracks at anchor or alongside) and not-to-be-disturbed captains (tried to be quiet-ish!) and put together a number of original songs roughly of demo quality, but nevertheless great events in themselves for us, who had never recorded anything previously.
John thought of the 'Shedfish' tag. i think it came to him out of nothing, or in a dream, and initially he didn't think much of it, but i liked it a lot. i liked the displaced feel of fishes and sheds, which corresponded well with the way we had to go against the grain to get the sounds down, and also i liked the way it has a strong association with the way ships are in the water, like steel sheds compared to the grace of true sea creatures, trying to be fish.