'The Draggers are a London based project of Andrew Rowe with a cast of revolving musicians, instrument makers, and beer drinkers. This mix of field recordings, homemade instruments & toys have a lo-fi ragged grace, combined with a subtle, ambient high art aim of a Nurse with Wound. There is a sense of fun and wonder present that is lacking in NWW, however, which makes the experiments all the more satisfying. This sounds like a record made by a group of drinking buddies with a great understanding of improv.

While the titles seem deliberately ill-mannered (Food Me and Meat To Find, Shenotmywoman, Bird Head It Fall From Horse) there are no Outsider or Freak Folk conceits here. Each found sound, every scrap of metal or wood that makes a cool noise makes sense and is used to create a palette that the band likes hearing and wants to explore. Rowe and friends seem to have an endless supply of sounds in their head, and plenty of ingenious ways to figure out how to get them to us.' 8/10 -- Mike Wood (17 April, 2007) Foxy Digitalis


released July 1, 2006

andrew rowe - voices, instruments, recording, mixing, mastering
elisabeth grellet - field recordings on 1
simon stephenson - vocals on 2, 6 and 8. slide guitar on 2
allan hutchison - voice on 2
lord mongo - voice on 2, guitar on 4
stuart johnson - noises on 4


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