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The Scrapes

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“Hugely enjoyable, highly original AND psychically useful is the music of Australian duo The Scrapes, whose fiery epic guitar and abandoned fiddle pieces evoke images of lost lands inundated by the oceans, lost Iberian & Armorican sea peoples and lost times from beyond the beyond. Mostly, violinist Adam Cadell conjures up a fabulous and heathen see-sawing from his machine, kicking up a down home/back porch Henry Flynt-ian dust that guitarist/axe wielder Ryan Potter orchestrates with apocalyptic power chords and huge crunching rhythms.” – Julian Cope



  • Electric Mourning Blues CD (2010, All is Number)
  • Kali Yuga Sunrise CD/LP (2011, All is Number)
  • The Songs of Baron Samedi CS (2015, Soft Abuse)
  • The Songs of Baron Samedi LP (2016, Conquest of Noise)


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    The Scrapes - Oblivions Grip

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