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Wading in Shallow Waters

by Gargle

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Morphine 02:59
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Hibernation 05:58
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Desert Bloom 07:28
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Faded Signs 03:00
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Distanced 07:41
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December 03:16

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* This page is for the Japanese edition CD of the album released via Dewfall Records. See also Fluttery Records' page. flutteryrecords.com/flttry161

"Wading in Shallow Waters" is the latest release by instrumental duo Gargle from Tokyo, Japan. The album is a collection of meticulously crafted soundscapes composed with their signature accordion and guitar sound while applying additional components with other items including piano and electronics. Their compositions are inspired by modern classical music as can be heard in their previous collaborative release "Absence" with Bosque de mi Mente.

The album illustrates meandering passages through various scenes and emotions. The opening track Morphine, inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel Notes From Underground, marks the band's first use of text for their music. The poem was penned by fellow musician Sean Fujimoto (LVV, DrunkenForest, etc.). Furthermore, including the second and third tracks Hibernation and Ephemeral Light, which are now regularly performed at their live performances, the 9 track album can be considered the culmination of Gargle's career.

As with their past releases, the album features collaborations. Other than the aforementioned track Morphine, the disk includes 4 tracks featuring Eva Tribolles of the French electropunk collective MYCIAA on contrabass. Mixing and mastering duties were performed by Haruhisa Tanaka (PURRE-GOOHN) who had mastered the band's previous album Absence.


東京出身のインストルメンタルデュオGargleのニューアルバム。Bosques de mi Menteとのコラボレーション作品である前作「Absence」でも見られたポストクラシカルの側面を持つコンポジションと、彼らの特徴であるアコーディオンとギターそしてピアノやエレクトロニクスから作り出されるサウンドスケープにより壮大な作品に仕上げられている。

Wading in Shallow Watersと名付けられたこのアルバムは、迷走する心情を描写するかのように進んでいく。ドストエフスキーの「地下室の手記」にインスパイアされたというオープニングトラックMorphineでは彼らの友人ミュージシャンSean Fujimoto (LVV, DrunkenForest, etc.)が彼のオリジナル詩で参加。彼らにとって初めて言葉が入った楽曲となった。そしてすでにライブでの定番曲となりつつある2曲目Hibernation、3曲目Ephemeral Light等の全9曲からなるこの作品は彼らのここ数年の集大成と言える内容であろう。

これまでのリリース作品と同様にコラボレーションの側面も健在である。前述の1曲目Morphineの他に、アルバム中4曲でフランスのエレクトロパンクバンドMYCIAAのベーシストEva Tribollesがコントラバスで参加している。そしてミックスとマスタリングは前作Absenceでもマスタリングを担当したHaruhisa Tanaka (PURRE-GOOHN)が行った。

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released August 30, 2018

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Gargle Tokyo, Japan

Instrumental duo from Tokyo. Gargle’s sound exceeds common genre classifications such as post-rock and post-classical music. Layering the light and dark sounds of instruments such as the guitar, accordion, and piano, their compositions transmit a vivid story with a touch of melancholy. ... more

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