“HARDCORE CARNIVORE” is the first album of solo material, self-recorded in various homes across the U.K over seven years. The majority of tracks date back to a six-month period in The County Hospital, Durham in 2007 and were thought to be irretrievably lost in a computer hardware failure. However five years later they were recovered and finally completed in 2012.
The album covers themes of anomie, different perspectives on mental illness, black humour, nostalgia and the salvation of close relationships. Influences range from Wilco to 70s Krautrock, Love, Angelo Badelamenti, Arthur Russell and Sylvain Chauveau.
released November 8, 2012
Recorded at The County Hospital, Durham in 2007. Additional recording in Aberdeen, Ware and Glenrothes 2005-2012.
Written and recorded by Sandy Galloway.
Cover painting "Hardcore Carnivore" by Paul Jon Milne
Heartfelt thanks to the following people - Helen, Lilycat, mother & father, Roz & James Boynton, Paul Jon Milne, Shaun Atherton, Neil Insh, Michael Hunter, Alastair Chivers, John Hekert, Stephen Patterson, Scott Fenner, Paul Emmett, various understanding neighbours.
The County Hospital opened in 1853 in Durham, County Durham as a general hospital for the care of local miners. In the early 20th century it was repurposed as a psychiatric hospital and remained the primary centre for mental health care in the area until its closure in 2009.