Aural Delights on the Overflow 96

  • Michael James Pollard – Bizarre Life (One) – Two One One
  • Pip Blom – You Don’t Want This – Welcome Break
  • Kills Birds – Good Planning – Married
  • Carterband – Sink Like A Stone – Beyond Our Kennel
  • The Scaramanga Six – Big Ideas – Worthless Music
  • Anatomy Of Habit – A Marginal World – Even If It Takes A Lifetime
  • L’Obtuce – Dandy Highwayman – Beyond Our Kennel
  • The Green Pajamas – Art School Blues – Sunlight Might Weigh Even More
  • Vacuum – I’ll Call You – I’ll Call You
  • Nilotika Cultural Ensemble – Ghetto People – Nyabingi Resurrection
  • 2 Lost Souls – Soul Tourist – Beyond Our Kennel
  • The Scaramanga Six – It Is The Face Wish How – Worthless Music
  • Hartwig Skellington – Cowboy Time – The Fireboot Factory

  • Michael James Pollard – Bizarre Life (One) – Two One One – Recorded on a 4-track Teac in the basement of 211 Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester between September 1981 and March 1982.
  • Pip Blom – You Don’t Want This – Welcome Break – Pip Blom return with their new record ‘Welcome Break’ following the release of their debut ‘Boat’ in 2019. Self-produced and engineered by Al Harle at Big Jelly Studios & mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Caesar Edmunds.
  • Kills Birds – Good Planning – Married – the Los Angeles trio in fine form on their second album
  • Carterband – Sink Like A Stone – Beyond Our Kennel – from a charity compilation album due on Christmas Day. First new work from Lizard Brain member David Carter – new singles and an album to follow in the new year
  • The Scaramanga Six – Big Ideas – Worthless Music – a couple of new singles from the forthcoming album
  • Anatomy Of Habit – A Marginal World – Even If It Takes A Lifetime – Chicago-based experimental post-punk/doom metal collective with their third album, released on December 10th, 2021. This will be the first of two new albums ready to be unveiled to the public. The band isAlex Latus (guitar), Isidro Reyes (metal percussion), Skyler Rowe (drums), Mark Solotroff (vocals), and Sam Wagster (bass + lap steel) — recorded both offerings with Sanford Parker, shortly before the pandemic, with mixing (by Parker) and mastering (by Collin Jordan) carried out during the long shutdown. Along with the band’s core instrumentation, listeners will hear piano, organ, analog synth, and vibraphone woven into the songs.
  • L’Obtuce – Dandy Highwayman – Beyond Our Kennel – another track from the charity album this time from The Get vocalist Bruce Gordon
  • The Green Pajamas – Art School Blues – Sunlight Might Weigh Even More – All new album by Seattle’s legendary Green Pajamas for 2021! The astonishing, Sunlight Might Weigh Even More, destined to be a landmark in their impressive discography, lands in the tradition of their classic trio of albums from the 1990’s, Strung Behind the Sun, All Clues Lead to Meagan’s Bed and Seven Fathoms Down and Falling. Sunlight Might Weigh Even More is full of the PJ’s trademark memorable melodies, exotic instruments, vocal harmonies and ringing electric guitars, with the occasional analogue synthesizer, birdsong, backwards girls’ choir or London rain storm thrown in for good measure.
  • Vacuum – I’ll Call You – I’ll Call You – Cult duo VACUUM turn their gaze from the mechanical to the mortal with their second single ‘I’ll Call You’, which explores Western end-of-life rituals. Cavernous soundscapes are cut razor-sharp and met with Andrea Blake (ASPS/CHROME DOME) and Jenny Branagan’s (NUN) dual deadpan recitations, reminiscent of early Anne Clark. An ominous sub-bass sets the tone while the squeak of a rubber sole on waxed hospital floors is dressed in an echo of New Wave delay. Empty platitudes are uttered down the phone line – diegetic and delivered like an infernal Shangri-las. The anticipation of a flatline extracts the sacred from the mundane – the Temenos of a waiting room, the Oracle of the Yellow Pages and an Ambrosia of instant coffee. The album VACUUM S/T will be out Feb 18th 2022
  • Nilotika Cultural Ensemble – Ghetto People – Nyabingi Resurrection – Working with Switchstance Recordings, Nilotika has achieved a milestone in musical history: the first-ever African Nyabingi recording, which took place at East African Records studio in Kampala, Uganda. The session was captured over two weeks, using local instruments and the full ensemble of around 15 people, including friends and family. The results are extraordinary: combining ancient rhythms, new technology, chanting, drumming, rapping and virtuoso instrumentalists.
  • 2 Lost Souls – Soul Tourist – Beyond Our Kennel – another one from the charity album- there will be a new album from 2LS in January
  • The Scaramanga Six – It Is The Face Wish How – Worthless Music
  • Hartwig Skellington – Cowboy Time – The Fireboot Factory – exclusive first peek at an album out next year

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