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Hieronymous Takes A Break

An Upside Down Tree

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Many thanks to Tiziana Hiller for the wonderful strings/string arrangements. George Harris for his great words. Karlis Andzs for his brilliant musical contributions, Mark for making sense of a group of random objects.

Andy Bambino for his shop Bambino’s in Crystal Palace. Full of curios objects, many musical ones appear here.

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Many thanks to Tiziana Hiller for the wonderful strings/string arrangements. George Harris for his great words. Karlis Andzs for his brilliant musical contributions, Mark for making sense of a group of random objects.

Andy Bambino for his shop Bambino’s in Crystal Palace. Full of curios objects, many musical ones appear here.

Cover concept by Erik Cover design Mark Hill

Recorded at the Sydenham Opera House, South London, and in Munich, Germany by Annabella.

Mixed and Produced by Erik

This album is dedicated to the memory of our friend Neil Le Bihan, who was always so willing to talk, and made the best coffee.

All music ©2023 Erik Moore, Annabella Maneljuk.

Expected release: April 30, 2024

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An Upside Down Tree: A Brief History

An Upside Down Tree (AUD-T) are Erik Moore (London) and Annabella Maneljuk (Munich) with major contributions from Mark (Metamono / London), Karlis Andzs (London) and George Harris (Rookery Ensemble / London). They also work with Annabella's sister Tiziana Hiller (Godzhiller / Hamburg) and Erik’s son Charlie Moore (Gibraltar).  

AUD-T generally work from an original recorded idea, even if it was recorded using a phone or laptop. This can be as simple as a gong, some percussive elements or an almost finished song. This idea is then sent to other members of AUD-T. Inspired by the given track or musical elements they might add something or they might come along to the Sydenham Opera House in London 
and record something there. More layers are added, and the song evolves in different directions until we decide that the song is finished, it’s a bit like sculpting a block of wood or stone. Then it goes back to  Erik to mix and produce, working with Annabella and the others who provide comments and ideas. 

The British DJ, remixer and producer Andrew Weatherall came across AUD-T at a fundraising event for the Overground festival in Crystal Palace; he was given a copy of their debut 'Journey To The Upside Down Tree'. He contacted Erik a few days later, stating “it’s really nice to be surprised by something”, and that he really liked it. He asked if he could play tracks on his “Music’s Not For Everyone” show on NTS, and continued his support for AUD-T, playing tracks from the second LP “Sunshine At The Cafe Ridard”. 

With plans to work together, sadly Andy died on 17th February 2020. Erik's mother returned to the universe on that very same day. 

The single ‘My Eyes’ taken from the new album “Hieronymus takes a break“ due for release shortly. It is topical in that it is about Palestine, but it was originally written in 2022 as the continuing subjugation of the Palestinian people is a long-standing problem for all involved in AUD-T.

A video by Karlis Andzs accompanies this release. 

All photos by Karlis Andzs 

sunshine at the cafe ridard

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