Saturday, 10 April 2010
All Creatures Will Make Merry (24 May, 2010)
Song, By Toad Records
I guess the fact that this one passed me by just confirms how busy I've been recently. Meursault are one of my favourite bands, and later this month Song, By Toad records will be releasing their second album, the follow up to the classic Pissing On Bonfires/Kissing With Tongues, with hand-printed copies available from today. I'm yet to get my act together and order myself a copy, but the preview track 'Crank Resolutions' is fantastic - opening with whirring lo-fi noise before the entry of scattered percussion and synth-harmonics which make the track into a true melancholy builder - exactly what Meursault do best.
Marking a step away from the Nothing Broke EP, one almost wonders where the five-track fits in to Meursault's discography - it was a wonderful showcase of the band's acoustic prowess, with Neil Pennycook's distant and distorted vocals to accompany - but was very different indeed to the traditional lo-fi folk meets hard-edge electro of Pissing On Bonfires. The new one is shaping up to be far more similar to the last, lead singer Pennycook even describing the new album as 'epic lo-fi' when asked to put together the album's blurb.