Messier Objects by The Notwist is a compilation of music recorded by the band for various theatre productions and radio plays. The music was recorded between the release of their 2008 album, The Devil, You & Me and 2014’s Close To The Glass. It was a period when the band also worked on solo projects. Throughout the 17 tracks on the album, the evolution of the band’s sound can be charted.
Available on double vinyl LP with etching screen printed sleeve and CD.
Vinyl Double LP £19.99 N41LP
2018 REPRESS. 2LP on Alien Transistor with etching in screen printed sleeve.
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There’s no point asking me too much about The Notwist as they aren’t really my ‘thing’ despite most people close to me at one point or other pulling me aside and screaming into my ears ‘JUST WHAT IS IT YOU DON’T GET!!!!???’ So I’m not going to say too much other than to tell you that this isn’t so much a ‘new’ Notwist album but a collection of musical pieces they made between albums for various theatre and radio productions.
The result is a series of cinematic instrumental vignettes mainly using electronics which work pretty nicely thank you, particularly the lovely Talk Talk/Bed-ish atmospherics of track 5 of the ‘object’ series that stretches over side 1. The album kind of repositions their clinical music towards the soundtrack world and there are plenty of examples littered throughout to prove that they are fairly adept at it. I think Notwist fans will still enjoy this and it will also appeal to fans of instrumental soundtrack types from Glass to Eno to Richter and back again.
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