Southern Gothic

by Garden Ruin

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Garden Ruin is Tristan Louth-Robins.

Guitars: 2000 Degruchy acoustic guitar, 1976 Tama acoustic guitar, 1970s Yamaha nylon string guitar, 1982 Fender Telecaster, 2001 Godin LG-SP90 electric guitar.
Other strings: Squire Precision Bass guitar, customised mandolin, Tahoma baritone ukulele.
Keys: MicroKorg synthesiser, Korg Monotribe synthesiser, Hohner Lilliput reed organ.
Signal manipulators: Electroharmonix Memory Man and Pog2.
Percussion: Gretsch drum samples, percussion items, prayer bowl, kalimba.
Field recordings.

Recorded during September 2014, March, July 2015 and February 2016 at Maurilia Sound Studio and the Piranha Shed, Mitcham South Australia.

Visit sunny Normanville.

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released February 8, 2016

Cover photo by Lauren Playfair - January 2008, Normanville.

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Garden Ruin Adelaide, Australia

Influenced by the psych-folk of The Byrds, indie primitivism of Jason Molina and fractured pop of Sparklehorse, the songs of Tristan Louth-Robins are grounded in affecting melodies and compelling arrangements, with lyrics evoking the imagery of surging tides, haunted roads and lost nights. On stage Garden Ruin is often joined by fellow Adeladian, Thomas Kalleske (Porchlight Parade). ... more

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