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Core Sample RER 015

Core Sample is Sinkhole's third full-length album. We recorded it in frigid February 3-8 1996 at Big Sound, Westbrook Maine with Mark Trombino. We released it on Ringing Ear Records, then run by guitar player Jon Clark.

The album has been out of print for a long time, and the record label dormant. In 2008, we released the album under the Creative Commons Attribution License, to make it easier to find and listen to.

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More recently, we have put it up on streaming and download services like Google Play, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, etc.

For more nostaglic fun, see this Sinkhole / New Sweet Breath tour diary from fall 1996.


The audio files (in several bitrates) are hosted for download at the Internet Archive.

You can also try this Internet Archive Flash player:

The tracks are also available on Jamendo. You can download from there, or use this player here:


Here is the scanned artwork. Click on the images for 300 dpi versions.


You may freely copy the audio and image files and use them any way you want to, with the exception of "Fountains" by The Nils, (c) 1985 and "Madonna, She's a Dick" excerpted from "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" by John Heyn and Jeffrey Krulik, (c) 1986 Pirate Video.

If you modify or incorporate the work, please credit:
Sinkhole - http://slower.net/sinkhole

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Creative Commons License
This work (collection of audio and image files) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.