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LISTEN: New Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
Christian Eede , January 19th, 2015 13:25

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat announce follow-up to acclaimed 2011 collaboration with new album The Most Important Place In The World; stream album track This Dark Desire below

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat have reconvened for the long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Everything's Getting Older and tQ is giving you the first chance to hear album track 'This Dark Desire', available to stream above. Named after an IKEA slogan, The Most Important Place In The World sees Moffat once again variously speaking, growling and singing through the album's 12 tracks which take in influences as wide-ranging as electro pop, Caledonian gospel and the works of Bacharach and David.

Wells and Moffat's second full-length effort, following on from their first, which won the Scottish Album of the Year award, also features contributions from saxophonist John Burgess, trumpeter Robert Henderson, tuba player Danielle Price, string ensemble the Cairn Quartet, viola player and member of Wells' National Jazz Trio of Scotland Aby Vulliamy and the Glad Café Community Choir. Says Moffat of The Most Important Place In The World: "It's a song for the city and the secrets she hides; it's ticking clocks and dirty dishes; it's raising the devil on old equipment. It's about the life we want versus the life we need - and deciding which is which." The album was recorded at Glasgow recording studios Chem19 and Mogwai's Castle of Doom with producer Paul Savage in September and October of last year, and will be available from March 16, with Chemikal Underground.