On 25th March (26th in the US) we will be releasing Tartufi’s third release for Southern, These Factory Days.
Shortly after recording and touring The Goodwill Of The Scar, the duo of Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman became a trio with the addition of Benjamin Thorne on bass. The extra set of hands added a whole new realm of sonic possibilities, and little time was wasted before going into the studio to begin work on what would become These Factory Days. The band took a year and a half to track and mix These Factory Days, once again with the aid of Tim Green (Melvins, Howlin Rain, Joanna Newsom, Fresh & Onlys) at Louder Studios and The Hangar, and also with Scott McDowell at Hyde Street. The result is a band fully settled within their sound, secure amongst an ocean of interlocking counterweights, where you are at once upon the bright surface and walking the cavernous depths. Tartufi further push the boundaries of sonic sameness and classic structure to evoke an overall sense of movement and progression. Pop songs be damned – Tartufi is a country of sound.
You can pre-order These Factory Days from today:
- Southern web store – Vinyl and CD. Special limited offer for a free shirt with vinyl orders.
- Saki store – Vinyl and CD.
- Bandcamp – Digital download.
This week the world can welcome the Boduf Songs album. Burnt Up On Re-Entry is an adventurous, unpredictable and exceptional piece of music, which marks the evolution of Mat Sweet’s sound from the minimalist acoustic approach he has previously taken on his four albums for the Kranky label, to a more adventurous and experimental treatment of his songs.
Burnt Up On Re-Entry is a place – an infinite space – where dark psychedelics are crafted using a combination of raw electronics, manipulated samples and heavy rock guitar. Where once other instruments were rare interludes betwixt brooding vocals and carefully plucked guitar, now they have a much bigger part to play, shaping entire songs into an animated whole. The song craft remains centred around a heavy melodic and melancholic core, which has been prevalent across the entire Boduf Songs canon.
“Fiery The Angels Fell”, the album opener, is a fine example of this bold exploration into an even more dynamic form of composition. It begins with Mat Sweet’s hushed, mournful vocals and gentle string picks but quickly picks up the tempo, pushes the electric guitar to escape velocity and lurches out of its gravitational field. “Vermin Rend Thy Garments” and “Drexelious Sick Man Quarles Emblemes Closed Heaven” shift the planet on its axis yet again, the latter morphing into pulsing electronic tones with unearthly vocals and haunting synthesised dark matter. “Everyone Will Let You Down In The End” appears to provide a warm familiarity Continue reading
With Full Sundown Assembly out in the stores now and receiving words of praise from the media, we thought it was time to give the world a proper little taster of the album.
Buy the album now from Southern’s shop or in the US/Canada from the Saki store.