Sing to me in the dark
of sorrow so
I might find hope again.
The music of t.k. bollinger is a sweetly tortured fusion of Doom Blues, Gothic Country and post apocalyptic Gregorian Chant. A predominantly solo artist, his songs speak of the horror and the hope that lies in a world where each of us is forced to find our own meaning and purpose. Plaintive melodies meet literate lyrics, all played and sung in bollinger’s idiosynchratic style and voice.
2017 is proving to be an exciting year for the music of t.k. bollinger. A new album, What is Left Now You Are Dead to Me has been completed and set for release in late October. Still in bollinger’s confessional style it promises to be a lusher and, possibly, more hopeful collection of songs.
As well the long awaited follow up album from bollinger’s band That Sinking Feeling is creeping towards completion. Entitled Doom Blues it promises to be a definitive work of the slow, dank and exciting sound that the band began cultivating on their first album A Catalogue of Woe.
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Shy Ghosts LP
The latest solo recording by t.k. bollinger was released in digital format on January the 16th 2016. These 13 tracks have been lovingly crafted to bring you the maximum downer to sychronise with your sad and sorry existence. The songs were arranged around 4 and 8 bar acoustic guitar chord patterns. All development in the melody is left to Bollinger’s voice, which hatches musical themes reminiscent of heartrending Soul and dark Gregorian chant, as well as the lengthy doom tinged guitar solos which soar and plummet between the verses. This gives this music the impression of some ambling, yet beautiful, musical monster pieced together from inspiration, Bollinger freely admits, gleaned from Jason Molina’s sparse acoustic master piece “Let me go, Let me go, Let Me Go”, Gothic Country, Doom Metal and the soaring solos from Sigur Rós’ beautiful Ágætis Byrjun. A creature searching for answers to the eternal question, “why does suffering exist?” No clear answers emerge, other than we must keep walking and enjoy the brief insights and the occasional ray of hope that helps us to summon forth compassion for the shy ghosts that hide in our shadows.
Sinking Claw 7"
This is a limited pressing split 7" EP. One side features two tracks from t.k. bollinger. No More is Bollinger in solo mode, while To Lose the Darkness is Bollinger and his band, that sinking feeling, with all the stops pulled out. The other side draws you into the sinister world of Black Claw, Canadian Black Country at it's most eerie and potent. Join the Rev. Claw as he sings you lullaby's for the tomb.
A Catalogue of Woe
A year after it's release, this collection of dark, minor key roots and rock is still being praised as a worthy wallow for lovers of sadcore. Minted in the mysterious orient, this 9 track album is the culmination of 3 years work. Recorded live to tape and with minimal overdubs at Ugly Separation Studios, the inner sanctum of reclusive producer/engineer/bass-boss R.S. Amor, these handpicked and hand reared tunes will win you over with their dark charm and their maudlin swagger. Available in 3 forms: Book and CD; CD; and Digital Download.