LISTEN: Grumbling Fur Outer Church Track

Have a listen to an ace new track from the experimental duo, plus cuts from Hacker Farm, Pye Corner Audio nad Hong Kong In The 60s, set to feature on compilation by Brighton-based event The Outer Church

Here’s some excellent news for lovers of uncanny music: Joseph Stannard, the organiser of Brighton event The Outer Church, which brings together some exceedingly fine leftfield musicians and filmmakers, has announced that he’ll be releasing a 28-track double album compilation (artwork above) of previously unreleased material from TOC artists. It’s out on August 5 via Front & Follow and, to whet your appetite, you can now stream Grumbling Fur’s contribution to the album, ‘Tilda Holds A Sword And Lilies’, below:

Says Stannard of the compilation: "Wind the tape all the way back to Brighton in 2009. The uncanny influence seeping into contemporary music from ‘elsewhere’ had become impossible to ignore. Magazine pieces I had written in my capacity as a music critic were revealed to contain subliminal memos for my own attention. Unusually vivid dreams and unsettling anonymous telephone calls imparted curious instructions. I was to establish a space in which various forms of unheimlich audio would converge with moving images of a similarly anomalous nature. Equipped only with a well-thumbed copy of The Beginner’s Guide To Psychic Architecture, I resolved to build a Church.

“This compilation presents a selection of the artists who have performed at The Outer Church, with the exception of illustrious filmmaker and composer Graham Reznick, who lives in faraway Brooklyn and kindly permitted us to screen his tremendous psychedelic campfire tale, I Can See You, in Brighton and Dublin. All of the recordings here are previously unreleased. Together they advance the argument that something weird is stirring in modern music which resists categorisation, manifesting itself in unsettling cadences and temporal distortions across a wide variety of occult strategies.”

Elsewhere on the compilation, there’s new material from artists previously featured in these pages, such as Robin The Fog and Baron Mordant & Mr Maxted, plus tracks from Sone Institute, Vindicatrix and more – scroll down to listen to three of them, from Hacker Farm, Pye Corner Audio nad Hong Kong In The 60s. Head over to Front & Follow’s Bandcamp now to order the album, with the first 300 copies coming in a rather ace letter press package from Manchester’s Red Plate Press.

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