Hi all, I trust the Easter weekend is treating you well? Here’s something else for your sweet tooth.
1877 – I Am An Antagonist
Brand new single from Bucks based noise rock/art pop crusaders 1877.
Title track “I Am Antagonist” sees the band build from up tempo electro beats to walls of synths and feedback, with a deep underlining melancholy. Think Fuck Buttons meets Joy Division with a hint of Mogwai.
The second track on the disc is a post punk electro rock bliss out, entitled “Narcolepsy”.
“I’m picking up a definite shift towards post punk artists like Kraftwerk, New Order and the like at the moment. And 1877 are one of the better bands to emerge from this gene pool. The electronic drums and snapping snare are pinned tight back and allow the phasing synths and streams of guitar to eddy around the deliberately low mixed vocals. It’s Depeche Mode picking a fight with Trent Reznor. It’s very dark. It’s very mesmeric. It’s very good.”http://www.tastyfanzine.org.uk/singles83feb09.htm#1877
“Serious, strong stuff on 1877’s debut release. Antagonist begins with electronic percussion and keyboards before the guitars come in backing submerged Curtis inflected vocals. Cold and powerfully arranged the instruments mesh and splinter menacingly.
B side Narcolepsy is, if possible, even more intense. Guitar and Bass drive relentlessly reminding the reviewer of Sumner and Hook on Interzone. True to its title, the track carries a bleak Burroughsian menace which has gone unheard in music for far too long.
Chris Stanley in The-Mag wrote, “They carry a genuine menace and intensity”. I can only, totally, wholeheartedly agree. Excellent!” http://www.thenewroxette.com/reviews.asp
Limited to 100 copies, packaged in classic Dead Pilot windowed card digipak.
Bjerga/Iversen – The Luminous Disc In The Sky
Legendary experimental droners Bjerga/Iversen need no introduction. They’ve been on the scene for years now and have truly honed their sound to perfection. They’ve had releases on all the great DIY/CDr labels and have now they’ve contributed to Dead Pilot.
Here they present a static tinged minimalism piece that ranges from deep buzzing tones to industrial wails to crippled electronics. A murky drift through a ruined future. Deep, and highly recommended if you’ve checked out the Hourglass Drops/Wereju and Dead Wood/Phantom Heron Seas splits.
Packaged in a lush hand stamped blue envelope with paper wallet and textured paper insert, limited to 50!
I am now taking PRE-ORDERS for the brand new Message to Bears full length album entitled “Departures”. It will be out on a pro replicated CD (not CDr!) and packaged in a fancy Arigato Pak. This will be the first real CD out on Dead Pilot and I couldn’t be happier that it will be for Jerome’s amazing music. I expect everything to be ready to ship sometime in May but of course I will keep you posted throughout the project.
Thank you all for your continued interest and support!!