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Boats, The - Static Clings
Boats, The
Static Clings
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (The Boats Archive)
23,99 €* 29,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
OK this one’s really special: technically Static Clings is the last record by The Boats; presenting material from their tour-only Typewriter [2006] CD and the Sleepy Insect Music [2010] compilation on vinyl for the first time, along with a great haul of unreleased outtakes and even a megamix of The Boats by Modern Love’s Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare) and Gaz Howell (G.H.) in their lesser spotted Pendle Coven guise. It’s essentially all outtakes c. 2004-2006 from their early releases for Moteer plus the aforementioned rarities, clutching 13 cuts which have been left to mature over the last decade or so, and now provide a slightly more scattered but ever-enduring overview of Andrew Hargreaves (Tape Loop Orchestra, The Mistys) and Craig Tattersall’s (The Remote Viewer, Hood) cherished time together in this vessel. We absolutely have to highlight the sublime History Of Tape Hisses for what sounds like Instrumentals-era Arthur Russell jamming with Jan Jelinek, and likewise Why You Wanna Do This, but also the ghostly vignette Danny Norbury, dedicated to the cellist and another key member of their fold, and also for the salty kiss of their distorted hymn May Our Enemies Never Find Happiness (Version), the wobbly oddity of You Didn’t Expect Me To Care, and lastly the perfectly opaque pop of Pendle Coven’s remix, which uncannily recalls Uwe Schmidt’s Pop Artificielle output as LB.Sad to say they might now have to decommission Craig’s crackle-box (actually an old B&H packet full of trapped woodlice, the evil b*stard) but it’s dead lovely to have this new slab of (old) material in our mitts and finally complete our full fleet of The Boats’ catalogue.
Boats, The - Tomorrow Time
Boats, The
Tomorrow Time
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (The Boats Archive)
23,99 €* 29,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Next in The Boats’ vital vinyl reissue series, their 3rd album Tomorrow Time [2006] finds Andrew Hargreaves and Craig Tattersall embracing a host of collaborators on a fuzzy, downbeat blend of ambient and indie-pop themes, wrapping fragile vocals from Elaine Reynolds and Chris Stewart (Need More Sources) to a patented framework of prepared piano, strings and elusive electronics in the wake of their instrumental duo session, We Made It For You [2005]. With the benefit of hindsight, Tomorrow Time takes on a curiously prescient nature; arriving a year prior to the biggest financial collapse for generations, at a time when the “authenticity” of folk music was fetishised by posh people as Wyrd Folk (or smth?) and the other main cultural points of reference were either retro-indie guitar bands, IDM or boisterous grime and dubstep.However, The Boats’ combination of lower case pop with rustling electro and acoustic textures quietly stuck out like a sore toe, and when combined the aggressive title tracks points towards a quiet but growing dissatisfaction with perceived excess in music, culture, or at least the same old same old.In that sense, the group’s roots in avant garde minimalism and myriad other non-commercial and pop styles really come thru on Tomorrow Time, but carefully distilled into an absorbing, subtly detailed sounds they can claim as their own, and quite unlike anything before or since - although many have tried to imitate it!
Boats, The - We Made It For You
Boats, The
We Made It For You
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (The Boats Archive)
26,99 €* 29,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
So, so happy to see this first ever vinyl edition of The Boats’ second album, We Made It For You, released in 2005 - this necessary vinyl edition forms a typically tender and heart-warming follow-up to their much loved and influential debut.On their second album Andrew and Craig coaxed out a purely instrumental suite, leaving Elaine to her own devices (she would return on Tomorrow Time) while they drifted off into the sweetest reveries knitting passages of frayed, breezy solo piano and electronics nodding to Harold Budd, William Basinski or The Caretaker with the kind of burbling, gently glitching rhythmic tributaries that you’d expect from Isan, SND or Jan Jelinek. All the tracks inside are named after their mates (hope they still are!), and effectively forms a sort of sketchbook of meditations on each character or group, like the rugged, melancholy Miles, Sean and Bodie is definitely nodding to them Demdikes and their soundbwoy, and you’ll just have to imagine the rest. Compared with other releases of that era, it’s dated remarkably well as a record and a sound, which is most likely due to their future-proofing patina of distressed crackle and the electro-acoustic sound sensitivity of their approach to the material, managing to convey a quiet, intimate beauty without ever overstating it.Gorgeous music
Boats, The - Songs By The Sea
Boats, The
Songs By The Sea
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (The Boats Archive)
29,59 €* 36,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Boats’ gorgeous debut album Songs By The Sea [2004] turns up on vinyl! Scrolling thru the mists of time to 2004, a very different world indeed, and The Boats formed as an outlet for Kraftwerk-addicted composer Andrew Hargreaves and his pal, Craig Tattersall, fresh from a decade spent with cult post-rock group Hood and as half of The Remote Viewer, to pursue the ideas of post-rock, modern classical and lo-fi electronica along more intimate, personalised ginnels of folk and ambient music, with the cherry on their home-baked treats provided by vocals from another close friend, Elaine Reynolds.Songs By The Sea was their wistful and charmingly humble introduction to the world; ten tracks balancing exquisitely pop-wise songwriting with gently pulsing, elusive electronics and a patina of crackle that became a real signature of their sound long before everyone else cottoned on and starting putting out pale imitations. We don’t want to gush about it too much but, listening to it now, and on a format the album always quietly yearned for, it’s just chokingly nostalgic in its own, low-key and endearing style and leaves little doubt in our minds that Songs By The Sea is one of the finest ambient-pop records to emerge from this region....
Boats, The - Abstraction
Boats, The
Abstraction
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Other Ideas)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Abstraction' continues The Boats' industrial cycle with a remorseless instalment. Quite possibly the most potent of all their releases so far, it finds the usually gentle souls of Andrew Hargreaves and Craig Tattersall revealing what they get up to when no-one is listening -- you'd think they're out bothering fields and folding paper until the candles run out but, oh no, they're actually cranking out thunderous industrial beat-offs and dry stone walls of noise. This one is a meaty beast, piling the kicks and distortion higher than a VIP plate at Toby's carvery but, not without glimpses of their vulnerable selves, chore jackets on and faces fixed on the machinery. From the glancing bass drum blows and grunting noise of opener 'P Versus NP' they sustain a stoic resolution thru the blitzed pounding of 'Section Conjecture' and acidic bog monster roil of 'Parabolic Type' on the A-side, before allowing the machines to cool off on the B-side; 'Inverse Galois Problem' flushes the system with a swill of industrial fluids precipitating a proper piece of death-techno necrophilia, and 'Lonely Runner Problem' arches up from clammy fuzz to an excoriating expanse of noise techno that would put the sh*ts up Huren on a good day.
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