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2CD on Front & Follow. Edition of 300 copies in letter pressed sleeve inc. Pye Corner Audio, Vindicatrix, VHS Head, Old Apparatus, Ekoplekz etc.

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Second edition 2CD on Front & Follow in gatefold sleeve w/ poster insert inc. Pye Corner Audio, Vindicatrix, VHS Head, Old Apparatus, Ekoplekz etc.

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The Outer Church by Various
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9/10 ReviewBot3000 07 August 2013

The Outer Church is, according to the press release, “the UK’s foremost uncanny audiovisual event” run in Brighton by Joseph Stannard, who has curated this epic 2CD compilation which features exclusive tracks from all your favourite spooky weirdos. Pye Corner Audio is here, and Grumbling Fur, Angkorwat, Ekoplekz, Old Apparatus, VHS Head, Hacker Farm, IX Tab, Robin The Fog, Vindicatrix, Baron Mordant & Mr Maxted...they’re all here and quite a lot more - click over to the press release for more about that.

I’m having a listen through now and everyone seems to have brought their A game, there’s no throwaway tracks on this collection, just lots of spooked out late night pulsating and crumbling machinery, drifty broken melodies and the occasional ethereal voice. On the first disc I’m immediately drawn to Grumbling Fur’s dreamy layers of vocals, Pye Corner Audio’s trademark horror synths, Angkorwat’s otherworldly ghost-pop, and in particular the stuttering delicacy of Anna Meredith’s ‘The Binks’ with low rumbling synth drones and faltering computerised flickers conjuring up a yawning sense of solitude while a synth half-heartedly plinks out melodic fragments and a distant bass drum pulse drops in and out. There’s really too much on here to do justice to in the amount of time we spend on reviews, but if you’ve got a couple of hours to spare and a taste for the macabrely beautiful weirdness which the aforementioned artists construct, you’ll have a good time with this compilation.


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