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Kavus Torabi & Friends For New Collab LP
Laurie Tuffrey , July 29th, 2013 07:57

Knifeworld frontman hooks up with host of collaborators for album based on Surrealist game

Quietus favourite Kavus Torabi, the guitarist of avant-pop band Knifeworld, and the label he runs, Believers Roast, have announced that they've got a new collaborative album on the way. It's called The Exquisite Corpse Game, in reference to the Surrealists' technique for assembling a series of words or images, based on that game where you draw something on a bit of a paper, fold it over and pass it on. Imagine, though, that rather than the vast comic potential of say, a woman's head on top of a man's torso, the end-result was an album of interwoven genre-skipping sonic snippets, recorded by a huge cast of collaborators including JG Thirlwell, Appleblim and Max Tundra, and you've got the idea.

Each artist was given just 20 seconds of the previous artist's sonic 'fold' to go on, before they had to contribute a one to four-minute-long instrumental passage, and could only hear the final track once all the 'folds' had been completed - have a watch of the trailer below:

The album is released on September 2 and stay tuned to the site for further coverage. In the meantime, pre-order the album here and have a read of our Long Lunch detailing what happened when Torabi met up with former snooker champ and fellow Magma fan Steve Davis last year.