MANDAÏ DISTRIBUTION - independent music distributor

Copyright : 2002-2021
HOME | MAIL ORDER | DISTRIBUTION | LINKS | CONTACT | FAQ | NEWS | CONCERTS
SEARCH
The on-line catalog contains 2355 references
BROWSE BY
- Artists
- Labels
- Formats
- Styles
- Mid prices
- Last items
- LP
- 10in
- 7in
- Mandaï Gift Vouchers
NEWSLETTER
- Subscribe
LOGIN
Sign in or Register.

CONCERTS
29/10/2021
Mr Marcaille @ Water Moulin
30/10/2021
Le Prince Harry @ La Source Beer Co.
31/10/2021
Maggi, Phil @ Le Botanique
04/11/2021
Ovo @ Magasin 4
05/11/2021
Bayacomputer @ Rockerill
05/11/2021
Baby Fire @ Rockerill
More concerts ...
NEWS
16/09/2021
New releases are in stock !
06/07/2021
We expect La Jungle's new album this week
30/06/2021
Cuneiform Records has been restocked
19/06/2021
Sub Rosa have been restocked
More news ...
FEEDBACKS
S... (Sweden)
Superfast delivery, all in great conditi...
g... (Russian Federation)
High! Everything was fast and very good!...
P... (Belgium)
Great service! Great records! ...
More feedbacks ...
DESCRIPTION
V/A
Mick Harris / Martyn Bates : Murder Ballads (Drift)

Label : Sub Rosa
Year : 2021
Format : 2xLP
Style : Electronics
Availability : In stock

Price : 22.70 € - BUY
Description :For the first time on LP vinyl Post-Isolationist - Deep Ambiance & Folksong re-emerge in this first vinyl outing of the classic 'Murder Ballads' (Drift) by M.J. Harris / Martyn Bates

Limited Textured Sleeve + Marbled Vinyls

'Leaving nothing behind but the wild birds to moan'

Rarely do two types of music meet on a level where they threaten to cancel each other out - let alone create something even more meaningful in their mutual vanishing. But the music created within the seminal Murder Ballads (Drift) by Martyn Bates (Eyeless in Gaza, & parallel solo career) and Mick Harris (Napalm Death, Lull, Painkiller, Scorn) creates just such a world. Murder Ballads (Drift) evolves Martyn Bates vocalisations / storytelling song-voices, by turns expressed as labyrinthine layers, calls and responses, muted and distant echoes, sung whispers and counter-melodies, ultimately resulting in a mesmeric conversation of musical inferences and correspondences. Murder Ballads (Drift) created the post-isolationist frame of reference, innovating and extemporising into a truly original dazzlingly unique form.

Mick Harris traffics in the isolationist ambience of Lull, while Martyn Bates is the emotive voice of literate cult-pop duo Eyeless in Gaza. The unlikely pair - one given to terminally frigid drone, the other to impassioned, bittersweet voicings - finds common ground in folk music's most macabre tradition, the murder ballad. These ghoulish parables are awash in blood and tears, the strands of love, hate, birth, death, sin, and salvation entwined within like the roots of an ancient tree. Mothers callously kill their children; suitors slay their maidens without remorse; and fate exacts its cruel price from all.

The archaic murder ballads that leak from Bates' vocal cords are intensely sad and carnal. They tend to leap off cliffs of hollow effects or drone darkly, offering neither a robust delivery nor an element of irony to take the edge off. The archetypal characters that live and die in them give life's full tragedy back to Harris' electronically numbed 'post-isolationist' dreaming.

Drift (originally released in 1994) plays out an unbreakable and timeless cycle of bloody folklore (people) and hypnotic soundscapes (the god who watches). The effect is chilling yet engrossing. Where most ambient music has barely enough courage to ring the doorbell and run, Murder Ballads slips through the cracks of the unconscious and does its work with remarkable ease.

All the more reason to listen thoughtfully.

In 2021 - re-emerging nearly twenty years after its initial inception - somewhat surprisingly, Murder Ballads (Drift) still remains/exists in an area overlooked by other artists, an area that truly still remains the sole province of M.J. Harris / Martyn Bates.

Titles :01. The Death of Polly / 14'06
02. The Fowler / 18'28
03. Lucy Wan / 14'38
04. Long Lankin / 16'02


BEST SELLING

COLLIER, GRAHAM
Workpoints (2xCD) - 19.60 €
Cuneiform Records

TIJUANA HERCULES
Mudslod and the Singles (LP) - 20.30 €
Skingraft Records

KOENJIHYAKKEI
Angherr Shisspa (LP) - 20.30 €
Skingraft Records

SHUNATAO
Tribute to Shunatao (CD) - 12.40 €
Amanita Records
NEW RELEASES

UNITED COLOR OF BLACK METAL
Synchronicités (LP) - 20.70 €
Kythibong Records

V/A
Shora / Merzbow : Switching Rhetorics (LP) - 24.80 €
Head Records

TIJUANA HERCULES
Mudslod and the Singles (CD) - 14.40 €
Skingraft Records

FURUDATE, TETSUO
The Nocturne, The Nightmare and a Fruit (CD) - 13.50 €
Sub Rosa

LA JUNGLE
Past // Middle Age // Future (Remixes (3xLP) - 25.80 €
Hyperjungle Recordings

JACK O’ THE CLOCK
Leaving California (CD) - 14.70 €
Cuneiform Records

THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET
1975 (CD) - 14.70 €
Cuneiform Records

WINTER FAMILY
South From Here (CD) - 15.50 €
Ici D'Ailleurs
-MORE NEW RELEASE-