Monday, 1 October 2012

meanwhile, back in 1612...

We're getting a little damp in the crotch about this new record by The Eccentronic Research Council, a brave high-concept  album/long-form electronic sound poem, based around the events of the Pendle Witch Trials of August 1612, and performed by electronic musician-producers Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer with actress Maxine Peake.

There is a free mp3 (or mpfree) of an early demo Her Kind Wicked Sister available via the ERC Tumblr site. Which proves that you can be high-concept, experimental and pop all at the same time: It's ace, like Shostakovich gone analogue-pop, with a gritty monologue from a paganistic kitchen-sink melodrama,  and a rabble of chanting black-magic kids dancing sing-song circles round and round and round.

1612 Underture by The Eccentronic Research Council  is available on ltd. hand made vinyl, CD and Download through the Finders Keepers Records 'Bird' imprint. You can read an elaborate précis, listen to soundclips, and purchase it here >>>>>>>>>>

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