Monday, January 2, 2012

[ABX 031] Grumbling Fur – Furrier CD (Album) 2011

Grumbling Fur – Furrier
Label: Aurora Borealis – ABX031
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 15 Aug 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental
Bass, Vibrations – Eetu Henttonen
Drums, Percussion – David J. Smith*
Guitar, Bass, Voice – Jussi Lehtisalo
Guitar, Mandolin, Voice, Electronics – Alexander Tucker
Guitars, Rhodes, Voice, Percussion, Flute, Keyboards, Electronics – Daniel O'Sullivan
Illustrations – Alexander Tucker
Layout – Andrew Hartwell
Post-production And Arrangements – Antti Uusimaki, Daniel O'Sullivan
Rhodes, Modular Synth, Audio Treatments, Electronics – Antti Uusimaki
Daniel O'Sullivan: Guitars, Rhodes, Voice, Percussion, Flute, Keyboards, Electronics. Alexander Tucker: Guitar, Mandolin, Voice, Electronics. Antti Uusimaki: Rhodes, Modular Synth, Audio Treatments, Electronics. Jussi Lehtisalo: Guitar, Bass, Voice. David J. Smith: Drums, Percussion. Eetu Henttonen: Bass, Vibrations.
Illustrations by Alexander Tucker. Layout Andrew Hartwell. Recorded using a pair of Beyer m160 ribbon microphones in deep dark south London. Overdubs at Anti-establishment by Danial O'Sullivan, Alexander Tucker & Antti Uusimaki. Post -production and arrangements by Daniel O'Sullivan & Antti Uusimaki.

1 Furfather
2 A Little Cloud
3 Under Fur Moon
4 Curing Hides
5 Green Garden Fur
6 Sommaren Är Här
7 Orb Of The Woods
8 Talvi On Tulossa
9 Bears Wandering Into Milky Chapel
10 The Blessing
11 Eye Of The Bovine Sunset
12 Nomadic Mirage
13 Siberian Priest
14 Furfather's Lament
**Now available on vinyl - includes MP3 download code redeemable from the label** Grumbling Fur is a pysch-folk supergroup of sorts comprising Daniel O'Sullivan (Æthenor, Guapo, Mothlite), Alexander Tucker, Antti Uusimaki (Mothlite, Panic DHH), Jussi Lehtisalo (Circle, Pharoah Overlord), and David Smith (Guapo, The Stargazers Assistant). 'Furrier' is the result of a one day improv session conducted in deep dark south London, and features the group converging within a whirlpool of ideas touching on krautrock mantras, primal rhythmic patterning and smoked-out psych blooms. The results of the session were combed through by O'Sullivan and Uusimaki at a later date after they'd been left to ferment, and what appears on this album would appear to be those most fertile bits which sprouted strange fungi and emitted the most hypnotic appeal. The dual vocals of O'Sullivan and Tucker are a defining feature, but the masterful, metamorphosing fluidity of their instrumental play is just staggeringly attuned and requires your attention at the nearest possible opportunity if you're into anything from Barn Owl to Æthenor or The Haxan Cloak. Recommended!

Grumbling Fur - Under Fur Moon by Fluid Radio

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