Boggling and super-fun 100+ minutes from Neil Campbell's Astral Social Club, bringing you the head-on collision of classic UK electronic styles, electric grit, and THE FUTURE. The LP starts with a side of tight chuggers, the high-end racket of “Infinity Thug” ripping through the speakers as you make your way to the end of the side with the loping “Grisly Terroir.” Side 2 is the 20 minute epic “Diamonds in the Dreich,” a mid-tempo journey of Throbbing Gristle-ish lurch-pulse and disembodied voices, giving way after 10 mins to an organ-interlude which accelerates into a full-on rock jam loaded with scathing guitar slashing. Unlike anything else in the ASC catalog. The CD (“Side 3”) is 3 lengthy explorations of key facets of the overall Astral Social concept, where Neil really stretches out and lets the tape run – the rushing sound effects and buried rock of “Sun Still God”; the bristling electric juddering of “Erotic Meditation”; and the blown-out space-rock (!) of “Squeegee Anthem #3.”
released June 8, 2017
Recorded 2012-2014. "Sun Still God" and "Squeegee Anthem" appeared in earlier versions on releases by Tor Press and Sheepscar Light Industrial. Thank You Jake and Dan. Thanks to Julian Bradley for fleeting spectral presence on "Squeegee Anthem #3." Photo and cover concept by Richard Youngs.
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