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Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths
Released: 29th January 2021
|DINKED LP+7"||£24.99||Pre-Order||Dispatched on or before Friday 29th January 2021|
Dark green vinyl LP in deluxe origami sleeve *
Bonus 7” in origami sleeve with exclusive b-side *
Dinked OBI strip *
LTD to 400
The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together. A psyche-
fuelled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed.
The ‘third chapter’ refers to the last five years that the Dutch band have spent
creating their “difficult” third album. Each song spins a yarn; there are plagues,
dreams, wind and fire, ‘mythical’ characters, and the search for the secret
government warehouse. Lead single, Tokyo Music Experience, resonates with a
conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of Japanese
super-productivity; a mesmerising mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the-
hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial
anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with the party!
Having been described as creating “underground noise with a bracing, warped
pop appeal” (Mojo), their new album is a coming-of-age post-classic with a
unique worldview - inspired by Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) Scott Walker (3 &
4), Moondog (Elpmas), White Noise (An Electric Storm) and Beach Boys (Smile).