Giraffe Running - "Giraffe Running"

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Giraffe Running - Giraffe Running

"...an album rich in idiosyncratic imagination, oddly charming dischordance and strangely realised beauty."
*** Jim Carroll, The Irish Times. Review

"Veering from angular diddly-aye to disjointed stoner skronk, wildly varying collaborators are rooted by the shared rhythm section, lending an unexpected coherence to the proceedings."
83% Mongrel, July 2007. Review

"Bouncing from experimental pop to punkish noise-pop, Giraffe Running show that musicians can be as avant-garde as they like so long as they remember to bring some tunes to the party."
**** Eamon De Paor, Metro. Review


Giraffe Running - Painted Desert, Arizona.











Greg - Barringer meteorite crater, Arizona.











Hag - basketball/black moon, Ft. Summer, New Mexico.











Giraffe Running - Dingle, Co. Kerry.











Giraffe Running - Grand Canyon, Arizona.











Greg - Belfast. Photo by Bernard.











Hag - Loch Ennel, Co. Westmeath.











Giraffe Running - Belfast. Photo by Bernard.











Greg - Madonna Inn, California.











Giraffe Running - New Mexico.















Giraffe Running is a 2-piece instrumental band featuring Greg Barrett (bass guitar) and Hag (drums). Greg & Hag started playing together as a 2-piece in spring 2001. Someone once said they sounded like broke-beat dance music.

In December 2003, 5 instrumental compositions were recorded featuring only the drums and bass guitar. These tracks were sent to a group of friends and admired musicians around the world with the hope that each person would add their own idea(s) to the original tracks. The resulting double CD (5 original tracks and 15 collaborations) was released on the 21st of May 2007 on Red-f Records & Learn To Love Records. Some live Giraffe Running footage and a video for Mike Stevens' collaboration can be found on the DVD accompanying Daemien Frost's "Spirito Di Daemo" CD+DVD which will be released on the 4th of June, 2007 on Red-f Records & Learn To Love Records.

You can buy our records direct from Learn To Love's releases page.

Giraffe Running at YouTube.com

The Giraffe Running 2xCD was released in the US on the Australian Cattle God label.



The double CD contains the following collaborations:

Mike Stevens #1: "Sharp light" by Mike Stevens

Mike sang and played classical guitar and violin. His current band is Groom and he previously played with Settler.

Web: Groom

MySpace: Groom
Ian Williams
Hag
#2: "Fuckin' funny fire / Dudeen" by Ian Williams & Hag

Ian played electric guitar. Ian's current band is Battles and he previously played with Don Caballero and Storm & Stress.

Hag played guitar (electric & bass), keyboards, trumpet and percussion. Hag's current bands are Sfumato and Negative Minstrel. He previously played with Daemien Frost and The Null Set.

Web: Battles / Sfumato / Negative Minstrel / Daemien Frost

MySpace: Battles
Matthew Bolger #3: "The second wave" by Matthew Bolger

Matthew played electric guitar and keyboards. Matthew's current band is The Redneck Manifesto and he previously played with The Waltons.

Web: The Redneck Manifesto

MySpace: The Redneck Manifesto
Bryn Cloke #4: "Piss off back to Nottingham" by Bryn Cloke

Bryn sang and played electric guitar and keyboards. Bryn's current band is Montana Pete.

Web: Montana Pete

MySpace: N/A
United Bible Studies #5: "Shafted by the light" by United Bible Studies

UBS played all their own instruments. The track was produced by Gavin Prior.

Web: Deserted Village

MySpace: United Bible Studies
Eoin Dillon
Hag
#6: "Drimnagh Castle / Gimme Shelta" by Eoin Dillon & Hag

Eoin played the uileann pipes. Eoin plays as a solo artists and with Kila.

Hag played guitar (acoustic & electric) and harmonophone. Hag's current bands are Sfumato and Negative Minstrel. He previously played with Daemien Frost and The Null Set.

Unknown: Voice sampled from "Slow Melody [Bulgaria]" from "Songs of the earth" CD (Unesco).

Web: Eoin Dillon / Sfumato / Negative Minstrel / Daemien Frost

MySpace: Eoin Dillon
Agata #7: "Feline in full effect" by Agata

Agata played the electric guitar. Agata's current band is Melt Banana.

Web: Melt Banana

MySpace: Melt Banana
Rebecca Collins #8: "Comic strip" by Rebecca Collins

Rebecca sang and played keyboards and computer. Rebecca plays as a solo artist.

Web: Rebecca Collins

MySpace: Rebecca Collins
  #9: "I reach for pictures" by Hugh Holmes

Hugh sang. Hugh previously sang with The Waltons.

Web: N/A

MySpace: N/A
Max Tundra
Paul Roe
Sadie Outlaw
#10: "A Vaguely Distant 'Oh Yeah' / Fratrified / TBC" by Ben Jacobs (Max Tundra), Paul Roe & Sadie Outlaw

Ben Jacobs played Piano. Ben releases his own music under the moniker "Max Tundra".

Paul Roe played bass clarinet. Paul plays as a solo artist.

Sadie Outlaw sang. Sadie's previously played with Dakota Floyd and Palomine.

Web: Max Tundra

MySpace: Max Tundra
Miriam Ingram #11: "The fever hospital" by Miriam Ingram

Miriam sang, used homemade samples and played a synth. Miriam plays as a solo artist.

Web: Miriam Ingram

MySpace: Miriam Ingram
Andrew Clarke #12: "Babington" by Rockcoach (Andrew Clarke)

Andrew played electric guitar. Andrew plays under the moniker "Rockcoach" and he previously played with The Connect Four Orchestra and Palomine.

Web: N/A

MySpace: N/A
Somadrone #13: "Liars tears" by Somadrone

Somadrone played Jen synthtone 2000, banjo, acoustic guitar, Baldwin upright piano, shakers, pots and pans, toy reverb micophone and MAX/MSP. Somadrone plays as a solo artist, with The Redneck Manifesto, and previously played with The Connect Four Orchestra and Palomine.

Web: Somadrone (TMIAT website)

MySpace: Somadrone
Luca T. Mai
Hag
#14: "When Michael Jackson started Celtic Frost / Popcorn Rex" by Luca T. Mai & Hag

Luca played baritone saxophone. Luca's current band is Zu.

Hag played electric guitar and a Rhodes keyboard. Hag's current bands are Sfumato and Negative Minstrel. He previously played with Daemien Frost and The Null Set.

Web: Zu / Sfumato / Negative Minstrel / Daemien Frost

MySpace: Zu
King Camera #15: "Lionisation of the squishy hoops" by King Camera (Diarmuid MacDiarmada)

The track was produced by King Camera.

Web: N/A

MySpace: TBC


The cover was designed by Matthew Bolger (The Redneck Manifesto) and was hand-printed at Dexterity Press in Chicago by Jeff Mueller.

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Giraffe Running - Belfast. Photo by Bernard.