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Warp in the Rain

from In Place by Colin Riley

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The metropolis of London has been occupied by humans for two millennia. During it’s huge expansion the tributaries of its two main rivers (the Thames and the Lea) have been built over. It has also acquired a large number of subterranean structures for water, waste, transport, and defence. This remarkable labyrinth of buried pathways is largely unseen, but is ever-pulsing, ever-flowing just below our feet. The otherworldliness of the Mogden Sewage Works, not far from where I live, is an example of a man-made labyrinth.

The collision of time and place in this song is something very strong. The idea of a piece of broken pottery on a long journey through underground pipes provides a powerful metaphor. The bass guitar is the central instrument here entwining with the voice with a long twisting melody line that is deliberately bent out of shape as the music ‘warps’ in as many ways as possible.


from In Place, released May 1, 2018
Words by Nick Papadimitriou


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