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Russell Walker // Soothers (feat. Malvern Brume) TAPE

Russell Walker // Soothers (feat. Malvern Brume) TAPE

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British sound poet Russell Walker and experimental musician Malvern Brume released a collaborative cassette from the British experimental label Are You Before in July 2023.

Includes 2 long-form spoken word songs and ambient drones.Full of British humor and venom.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Soothers is a collection of two feature films by Russell Walker that walks the line between melancholy and turmoil, firmly rooted in the gloomy atmosphere of English suburbia.

It'll Be Fine, Rob, Russell Walker and Malvern Brume's debut collaboration, tells the tale of a haunted van's trip out of hell, full of bitterness, irony and megalomania.This dark and humorous tale wafts from the depths of a lethargic drone, drawn into gentle melancholy keyboards by Malvern Brume's deft instrumentation.With fervent resentment and sorrow, it clearly foreshadows the night of a man doomed to a pitiful coma by chipping pigeons, and is the natural ambition of the two great stars of current British experimental music. It's a combination.

The B-side, a 2018 live performance mixed by John Hannon, takes us once again through a bleak landscape with a unique tranquility.Moans and screeches collide with Russell's nursery rhymes as ferocious keyboards blaze. An utterly idiosyncratic and one-of-a-kind performance that explores a corner where darkness confidently exists, with typical Russell glints of humor and comfort. " 

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Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Are You Before releases available at Tobira. 

Cassette in norelco case. Ask us for digital files.

Tracklist:

  1. Russell Walker & Malvern Brume - It'll Be Fine, Rob 26:14
  2. Live At Leigh Folk Festival feat. Rowan Walker25:54

Are You Before:

"'Soothers' collects two long-form pieces from Russell Walker, walking the line between melancholy and disquiet firmly rooted in the doldrums of British suburbia.

'It'll Be Fine, Rob', a debut collaboration between Russell and Malvern Brume, presents the story of a hire-a-van journey from mundane hell rich with bitterness, cynicism and delusions of grandeur. A darkly humorous tale which drifts from bowels of unnerving drones that ebb to keys of tender melancholy at the deft hands of Malvern Brume's instrumentation. The piece, a clear foreshadow of a man's evening destined to collapse into pitiful stupor throwing chips at pigeons with fervent spite and sorrow, is a natural pairing between two stalwarts of contemporary British experimental music.

The B-side presents a 2018 live performance mixed live by John Hannon, offering another excursion through bleak landscapes with peculiar stillness. Nightmarish qualities decorate the playful half-hour performance; audible croaks and screeches collide with nursery rhymes wittered by Russell's young son whilst caustic keyboard burns forward. An utterly distinct, one-of-a-kind performance exploring corners where, typical of Russell's touch, darkness sits confidently alongside glimmers of humour and solace." 

Artist: Russell Walker

Label: Are You Before

British sound poet Russell Walker and experimental musician Malvern Brume released a collaborative cassette from the British experimental label Are You Before in July 2023.

Includes 2 long-form spoken word songs and ambient drones.Full of British humor and venom.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Soothers is a collection of two feature films by Russell Walker that walks the line between melancholy and turmoil, firmly rooted in the gloomy atmosphere of English suburbia.

It'll Be Fine, Rob, Russell Walker and Malvern Brume's debut collaboration, tells the tale of a haunted van's trip out of hell, full of bitterness, irony and megalomania.This dark and humorous tale wafts from the depths of a lethargic drone, drawn into gentle melancholy keyboards by Malvern Brume's deft instrumentation.With fervent resentment and sorrow, it clearly foreshadows the night of a man doomed to a pitiful coma by chipping pigeons, and is the natural ambition of the two great stars of current British experimental music. It's a combination.

The B-side, a 2018 live performance mixed by John Hannon, takes us once again through a bleak landscape with a unique tranquility.Moans and screeches collide with Russell's nursery rhymes as ferocious keyboards blaze. An utterly idiosyncratic and one-of-a-kind performance that explores a corner where darkness confidently exists, with typical Russell glints of humor and comfort. " 

Are You Before · Russell Walker - Soothers (feat. Malvern Brume) [AYB003]

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Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Are You Before releases available at Tobira. 

Cassette in norelco case. Ask us for digital files.

Tracklist:

  1. Russell Walker & Malvern Brume - It'll Be Fine, Rob 26:14
  2. Live At Leigh Folk Festival feat. Rowan Walker25:54

Are You Before:

"'Soothers' collects two long-form pieces from Russell Walker, walking the line between melancholy and disquiet firmly rooted in the doldrums of British suburbia.

'It'll Be Fine, Rob', a debut collaboration between Russell and Malvern Brume, presents the story of a hire-a-van journey from mundane hell rich with bitterness, cynicism and delusions of grandeur. A darkly humorous tale which drifts from bowels of unnerving drones that ebb to keys of tender melancholy at the deft hands of Malvern Brume's instrumentation. The piece, a clear foreshadow of a man's evening destined to collapse into pitiful stupor throwing chips at pigeons with fervent spite and sorrow, is a natural pairing between two stalwarts of contemporary British experimental music.

The B-side presents a 2018 live performance mixed live by John Hannon, offering another excursion through bleak landscapes with peculiar stillness. Nightmarish qualities decorate the playful half-hour performance; audible croaks and screeches collide with nursery rhymes wittered by Russell's young son whilst caustic keyboard burns forward. An utterly distinct, one-of-a-kind performance exploring corners where, typical of Russell's touch, darkness sits confidently alongside glimmers of humour and solace." 

Artist: Russell Walker

Label: Are You Before