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Modern Studies

Life Flows In Endless Song/The Body Is A Tide (Love Record Stores 2021)

Fire Records

Released: 4th September 2021

LRS 2021 LP£21.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


LRS 2021

‘Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide’ EP is released on vinyl for this year’s Love Record Stores on 4th September 2021.
Following the release of ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ LP, Modern Studies shift from light to dark over two new EPs brought together as six
track 12-inch ‘Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide’, a record that further cements their reputation for innovative
craftsmanship. ‘Life Flows In Endless Song’ showcases the band’s increasingly expansive sound, swelling with orchestrated drama
behind the rich vocal pairing of Emily Scott and Rob St John, before their otherworldly dreaminess is pin-pricked at its height by Emily’s
beautiful alto on ‘The Failing Light’. ‘The Body Is A Tide’ hails from ominous darker terrains, scratching further into their own psyche; it’s
heady and baroque, ornate and super-detailed, an opus that climaxes with ‘High Hymn Summers’ and its slowly-rolling drone, created
by processing all the songs from ‘The Weight of the Sun’ played at once. "The EP nods at the idea of our collective bodies weathering
rough times, played out with massed strings, prepared guitars, slow bass grooves, hypnotic drums, wobbling saw, xaphoon and
mellotron. We shook off our usual song structures in favour of something repetitive, slow and heavy; life flows in endless song." Modern
Studies // “Utterly enchanting.” MOJO magazine // “Modern Studies make mood music of the highest order, drawing on the members’
collective experience in the folk, pop and improvisational realms.” The Scotsman // “There’s a charm within Modern Studies’ DNA which
makes them, without fanfare or clamour, one of today’s most mesmerising outfits.” Prog magazine // “Melancholic magic.” UNCUT
magazine // Track List Side A - Life Flows in Endless Song EP A1 – Endless Song A2 – Slow, then Sudden A3 – The Failing Light Side
B - The Body is a Tide EP B1 – The Body is a Tide B2 – The Naked Eye B3 – High Hymn Summers