Over the holiday period we managed to secure the last few copies of the majestically beautiful new album from master tape manipulators, Howlround. . We have only 15 vinyl only copies of Tales From the Black Tangle in the shop and they're expected to fly out.
Following a busy summer that has seen them touring with Disintegration Loops legend William Basinski and securing commissions from a Portuguese funeral parlour, a cavernous former reservoir beneath Copenhagen, The Kensington Olympia and a profile on BBC 6 Music’s The Freakier Zone; tape loop wranglers Robin The Fog and Chris Weaver are delighted to announce the launch of their fourth LP as Howlround. As with previous albums and their increasingly spectacular live performances, this latest work was created entirely by manipulating acoustic recordings on a trio of vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all additional effects and artificial reverb strictly forbidden. Distant trains, industrial sirens, foghorns, seawash, ship to shore distress signals, even a BBC microphone cradle in need of some oil all are folded into the duo’s darkest and most eerily compelling work yet.
Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult & sublime – The Quietus
Strange and wonderful glory – The Wire
The last piece of true Radiophonics? It’s QUATERMASSIVE! – Ghost Box
Aural Ectoplasm: ☆☆☆☆ – Record Collector Magazine