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WATCH: New Grumbling Fur Video
The Quietus , August 19th, 2013 05:52

Watch Michael Lewis' unofficial visual accompaniment to 'The Ballad Of Roy Batty' below

Grumbling Fur - The Ballad of Roy Batty from Michael Lewis on Vimeo.

As you may well have spotted if you've been reading the Quietus these last few months, Grumbling Fur's new album Glynnaestra has become quite the office obsession, and one of our favourites of the year to date. Late last week, the band's Daniel O'Sullivan dropped us a line alerting us to the existence of this unofficial video for one of the album's highlights 'The Ballad Of Roy Batty', which you can watch above. Made by artist/designer/architect Michael Lewis, it draws together snippets from the song's official video with additional footage "pulled from all over the world wide web", for a pleasingly fragmented, witty visual accompaniment. Lewis has also made a new unofficial video for fellow Thrill Jockey artist Dustin Wong's 'The Big She' - to watch that, plus more of his video work, click here.

"Grumbling Fur make me want to take drugs," we said in our recent review of Glynnaestra. "And I don't mean drugs like a few puffs on a spliff before bedtime or on a lazy Saturday afternoon, or a cheeky dabble at a rave to keep the energy flowing - I mean proper, don't-eat-for-18-hours-beforehand, make-sure-you've-got-a-couple-of-good-people-around-you, psychically prepared voyaging, preferably on a warm and sunny but slightly overcast afternoon in a field somewhere in the West Country, or in a friend's house cluttered to the rafters with fascinating and peculiar objects. On their second album Glynnaestra, the duo of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O'Sullivan conjure up a wonderfully evocative and distinctly British kitchen sink psychedelia, an intimate shared space where the whistle of a kettle and the clatter of pots and pans can sit seamlessly alongside heavily reverbed 80s pop synths, expansive rural landscapes, delectably ludicrous choruses and invocations to imaginary deities." To read the full review plus stream the album, click here.

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