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Pas Musique – Amateur Radio (Alrealon Musique, 25 August 2021)

NYC’s Pas Musique announce new album, tease ‘Ancient Scottish Legend’ single

Brooklyn-based Pas Musique have announced they will release a new long-player, titled ‘Amateur Radio’. With six new electronic, experimental krautrock-influenced tracks, this one will be available on white vinyl and digitally via NYC-based label Alrealon Musique.

Ahead of this, they present the lead track ‘Ancient Scottish Legend’, taking you on an glitchy and eerie audio-visual trip. Jeanne-Marie Varain, artist and daughter of Jean-Herve Peron of Faust, also collaborates on a cover of ‘It’s a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl’. This Faust cover, developed in 2019 for the ‘KRAUT! Covered’ compilation curated by WFMU’s DJ Scott Williams, is now available for the first time on white vinyl.

The ‘Amateur Radio’ LP is mirrored by the same broadcasting term, using the radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radio-sport, contesting, and emergency communication.

This album was inspired by the collective’s U.S. tour in 2019 and recorded shortly after at Pas Musique headquarters in Brooklyn and mixed by All Real Sound. The tracks are dense and textured, mixing in field recordings captured during that U.S. tour.

Founded by Robert L. Pepper in 1995, Pas Musique emerged from Brooklyn as a solo project around abstract sound. It has since morphed into a collective that has gone through many variations of experimental, electronic iterations. Today Pas Musique is a four-piece consisting of Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn and Robert Pepper. Pas Musique has performed in 18 countries and has collaborated with many great musicians, including Faust, Rapoon, ZEV, Philippe Petit, HATI, Chester Hawkins, Jim Tuite and many more. Pas Musique have

This album follows up ‘The Phoenix’ LP (2019) and ‘Inside the Spectrum’ (2015), the title track of which was released by Wire Magazine for its ‘Wire Tapper’ compilation. In 2018, they also released ‘Composited Reality’ in collaboration with Rapoon, based on field recordings from the USA, UK and Indonesia.

As of August 25, ‘Ancient Scottish Legend’ will be available via the label’s Bandcamp. On October 1, the full ‘Amateur Radio’ LP will be released digitally and on white vinyl as a limited edition pressing. It will be available across online stores and streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, and can be pre-ordered at https://alrealonmusique.bandcamp.com.

TRACK LIST
1  Charlies Lament
2  Don Cheadle Superhero
3  It’s a Rainy Day Sunshine Girl
4  Ancient Scottish Legend
5  That’s What They Said
6  Elderly Women On Black

CREDITS
All songs written, recorded and produced by Pas Musique
Performed by Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn and Robert Pepper
Art by The Glue Mill
Mastered by All Real Sound

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Posted by on August 22, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher – ‘Termite City’ single (Black Lagoon Records – Full ‘Bone Architecture’ LP out Sept. 3)

Harry Stafford (Inca Babies) & punk-blues vet Marco Butcher take on Manchester with ‘Termite City’. Full ‘Bone Architecture’ LP out Sept. 3

Underground music icon Harry Stafford, long associated with the city of Manchester, has teamed up with Marco Butcher for the new ‘Bone Architecture’ album. Ahead of releasing the 12-track effort, they reveal the track ‘Termite City’ with a video featuring Stafford riding through England’s northern capital.

“’Termite City’ is a celebration of the dirty city that always keeps standing no matter what people throw at it. Bombs, Riots, Scottish Football fans, Demolition, bad planning. People love this city and will do everything to protect it and despite their cynicism, they just can’t help themselves but be proud. Show a little love. A city is a termite tower with thousands of people all working to make their way in it. This termite Tower is Manchester; termites even build cathedral mounds,” says Harry Stafford.

“Jazz supremo Kevin Davy plays trumpet on this track and it is one of his finest pieces of work ever, IMO, and one of the best collaborations I have had the fortune to put on my record. The cat can blow.”

Not long ago, the duo released the single ‘There’s Someone Tryin’ To Get In’which was well received and has garnered the duo press attention and airplay in several dozen countries.

Despite the distance between them Stafford and Butcher are punk soul brothers from the same muddy musical pond. Connecting during a year of ‘lockdown hell’ inadvertently led to their collaboration.

‘Bone Architecture’ is a superb collection of songs that is raw and, at times, an unforgiving forage into urban punk blues with fuzzed up jazz and garage trash rock. Here, Harry and Marco’s styles have clashed magnificently into a powerful record that crosses a multitude of genres but with a dirty blues makeover. The LP includes reworked older material, brand-new compositions and even a dirty blues version of the Pink Floyd classic ‘Arnold Layne’.

Best known as founder, guitarist and vocalist of Manchester post-punk gothic rockers Inca Babies, Harry’s two most recent solo albums (‘Guitar Shaped Hammers’ and ‘Gothic Urban Blues’) reflect a cooler, less frenetic vibe, leaning on piano, trumpets and blues guitar. All this made him the perfect collaborator to set words and lyrics to Marco’s sonic backdrop.  

From Sao Paulo, Marco Butcher now lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina. A prolific artist, his acts include The Jam Messengers, Chicken Snake, and The Jesus and The Groupies. Professing the American underground of blues, jazz, rockabilly and screaming punk blues, he has collaborated with Hugo Race and members of Tex and the Horseheads, Pussy Galore, Gumball, The Gories, Gibson Brothers, Jerry Teel, The Oblivians and The Workdogs.

“There’s something about collaborating that is pure magic to me, cause you’re not sharing ideas at the same time and you’re in the moment. There’s something about the not knowing what the other will bring . . the surprise factor. The fact that music is very elastic and not always the way ya listen to it in your mind but something else, something cooler, greater,” says Marco Butcher.

Marco’s tracks were recorded at his Boombox Studio. Harry laid down vocals, piano and other instruments at Black Lagoon Records. London-based trumpet supremo Kevin Davy added jazz tones into the mix. After engineering, agonising, production and debates, they were finally mastered by Marco.

As of August 20, ‘Termite City’ will be available everywhere online, including Spotify and Apple Music. The ‘Bone Architecture’ LP will be released on September 3 via Black Lagoon Records, both digitally and on CD, now available for pre-order via Bandcamp and the Louder than War shop.

CREDITS
Harry Stafford – vocals, piano, guitar
Marco Butcher – drums, percussion, bass, sax, guitars, vibraphone
Kevin Davy – horns
Written by Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher
Produced and Mastered by Marco Butcher at Boombox Studio
Catalogue no. BLRCD0055

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Posted by on August 22, 2021 in Uncategorized