in the long grass .....
these days long passed with ease
an earthly star, a lions path
all in the warm blue breeze
released August 2, 2010
Emerging from the loins of roots dub combo The Beatroots, Aron Bennett (guitar, flute, rhodes, electonica) and Loz Fitzgibbon (bass, harmonium, vintage tapes and FX) formed Green Monitor in 2003 as a project to showcase their more experimental ideas. With a mutual respect for the likes of Lee Scratch and King Tubby's studio approach, they set about stripping both folk and dub-roots music and reconstructing it using both acoustic and technological processes. They were joined in this endeavor by Clive Gash (drumkit, tattoos and world percussion) and the internationally acclaimed Annette Buckley.
Later that year Green Monitor contributed several tracks to the award winning Irish Burning Man documentary Dust Devils and released their eponymous titled debut album, garnering international recognition and praise from the likes of Darren Emerson, Ashley Beedle (X-Press2) and Nightmares On Wax, with the latter featuring their skank opus “Green Skins” both live and on his radio shows.
Live the band has wowed audiences up and down the country playing the blossoming Irish festival circuit like The Electric Picnic, Mantua, Green Gathering and Life Festival, as well as supporting New Zealand's Fat Freddy’s Drop and Pitch Black at their Cork shows.
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