The Axe Forgets But The Tree Remembers

by Darkroom

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Recorded in Medicine Man at Wellcome Collection, London on 4th September 2015, as part of a collaboration with the Hubbub research project:


released July 24, 2016

Mixed by Andrew Ostler & Michael Bearpark, September 2015
Mastered and finalised June 2016
Produced by Darkroom

Michael Bearpark - guitar, pedals, feedback
Andrew Ostler - bass clarinet, modular synth, laptop

Israel Denadai

Special thanks: Charles Fernyhough (, James Wilkes, Kimberley Staines and the Hubbub team (; Pigalle Tavakkoli, Jessica Simpson and the Guerrilla Science team ( @ Secret Garden Party; Hazal Elif Yalvaç (; Ian Fairholm ( for EppyFest and much more; Israel Denadai (; Lise Myhre and Nemi (; Dan Coggins (; LB; Henry Wellcome.

Dedicated to the memory of Nick Mason (1989 - 2016): scientist and musician.



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Darkroom London, UK

Guitar but not guitar; synthesizers but not keyboards – Darkroom’s music starts with improvisation and a distinctive approach to sound design, followed by disciplined editing and stop-motion studio craft. By turns beautiful and beautifully ugly, theirs is a very human music that always sounds ‘played’ not ‘programmed’, despite the technology that's essential for producing it. ... more

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