Another jumper across the chasm between digital release and physical record, The Black Lamps’ self-titled debut is now finally out on vinyl as well. Hitting massive sales since its digital release, we can only assume that the vinyl release has that much more depth, warmth and ‘realness’ to it to make it worth a second purchase.
Vinyl LP £15.99 ONI15LP
Red coloured vinyl LP + CD on Of National Importance Records.
- Coloured vinyl
- Only 2 copies left
CD £8.49 ONI15CD
CD on Of National Importance Records.
I’ve just grappled with the sticker which seals the top of the record but it’s going to tear and I’d hate to ruin it for you so I’m on some Soundcloud clips to give you an idea of what on earth this lot are up to. Well from the sounds of opener ‘The Archivist’ it’s 80’s influenced raincoat rock with slabs of post-rock guitars. Pretty heavy nods towards the Chameleons, the Railway Children and Echo and the Bunnymen. Basically anyone who wore a very long coat circa ‘84 and used lots of flangy guitars beneath ‘poetic’ lyrics.
Before I’d even read they were from Barnsley I was going to mention the words Exit Calm. They are not as…. how you say? shit as Exit Calm but they have the same ‘big music’ sound. It wouldn’t surprise me if the video had them playing on the top of a volcano. Powerful post punk/post rock with nods towards atmospheric ambience and goth rock.
10/10 Richard Owen 16th January 2015
I have closed down my Facebook, removed whats app, twitter and deleted all news & shite off my phone. No sh!te is allowed to enter my world any more. I now have time to do what's important. Find great music. So a daily log in to Norman is my first call. I Love it. Especially when I get to hear albums like this one. I like a bit of post rock. Shoe gaze is also my thing too. I also feel a lot of love for post punk and repetitive kraut/ psyche music. So when I got to listen to this.....it was like all planets lined up and gave me the multiple orgasm of my life. It's like a single malt but blended with my favourite flavour of ice cream. You know that feeling when you hope the record is going to go a certain direction and it does and you close your eyes and slowly realise it is so fookin good this cannot be happening. Real talent like these guys deserve to be heard. Love it. Record of the decade for me.
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