"in the haunted woods" is the new third album from The
It took a little longer, five years, to
record “In the Haunted Woods”, but it is their best material
to date. The dystopian electric soundscapes listeners are
familiar with are painted even more vividly by the ensemble
of players on this record. Now Ben Anderson has joined the
band on guitar/percussion, while Scott Wall plays keys on
his third “The Agency…” album. Cousin Dan and Carly McKeith
add their voices throughout the record while Andy Turnbull
(Monkey Junk Blues Club) weaves guitar across several tunes.
Several drummers and
percussionists have taken up the drum stool including Andy
Carr and Hank Hays. The result is a
sonic kaleidoscope with instruments
including Bouzouki, Mellotron and Sitar adding rich texture
to tales of misanthropy and existential confusion.
Listeners describe the sound
of the Agency… as rich and multi-layered with influences
including Dylan, Pink Floyd, the Felice Brothers,
Mark Lanegan, King Crimson, the National, Nick Cave, Leonard
Cohen, William Shatner, the Velvet Underground and the
Wizard of Oz. With literary and media influences as diverse
as their electric soundscapes, there is a little bit of
something for everyone that fortune sits at The Agency….’s
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Then there is the re-mix album!
Jackson A.K.A. Spermy the Spaceman, who played synths and
assisted in the production of "in the haunted woods" for
The Agency..., has produced an album of Electronica re-mixes of the
album as a complementary release. The treatments are very
different to the originals, but illustrate the ideas of the
songs in the haunted woods, evoking
for listeners of
electronic and dance music. We
hope you enjoy these tracks:
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Ghosts’ is the second
album from The Agency…, following their highly
applauded 2012 debut, ‘For the Brave and Troubled’. The
opening track, ‘She’, was single of the month in Crack
Magazine and ‘Child So Careless’ also helped win the
band a wider audience. ‘Fast’
is about the corruption of good politicians,
such as ‘For the Daughter’ and ‘Border Song’ show the
gentler side of The Agency…, with heartfelt
tales of political imprisonment and criminal fraternity;
great examples of how they have carved out their
own unique way of marrying cinematic storytelling with
striking musical soundscapes. There are some surprises
too, most notably the stripped back ‘Jack and Spade’. A
hidden bonus track celebrates the gothic theme running
throughout ‘Of Ghosts’ in all its magical
The Agency... 'For the
Brave and Troubled' is the first album from 'the
Agency...'. The band includes members of 'My Exit Music'
and features a number of guest contributions, including
a surprising collaboration with dance music producer
Aaron 'Fonzerelli' McClelland. It is an album that
marries a powerful range of musical influences with folk
storytelling to create an ambitious and musically
dramatic piece. Compelling, cleverly twisted llyrics are
delivered over rich heavily layered guitar based
backdrops. Influences ranging from the Band to the
Wizard of Oz, Leonard Cohen, Mogwai, Engleburt
Humperdink and Sigur Ros make this an intriguing and
spell-binding debut. 'The Agency...' are the most recent
collective to record for the Solarbear Records label.
Multi-instrumentalists Andy Ludbrook, Scott Wall and
Steve Beyer and drummer Jason Blaney are members of 'My
Exit Music' and appear on the tracks, as does Garry
Cosgrove and singer/songwriter Steven K Driver.
Elsewhere guest contributions add vital and
thought-provoking components to the ambitious
soundscape. Dance Music Producer Aaron 'Fonzerelli'
McClelland contributes several samples and has remixed
the track 'Wolfman' for a wider audience.
You can buy the cd
directly from Solarbear Records with free postage by
The debut album from Low
Lights Tavern is called "To the Ghosts and
the Lonely Sea". This album is the result of a long time
in the studio using friendly sounds made from the
beautiful soundscapes coming from the guitar of Si
Milburn, and lovingly mixed using the warmth of retro
analogue technology and the latest digital mastering by
Steve Beyer from the production team that brought you My
Exit Music's albums "Someday Zero" and "Tiny Lights and
Nerves". The atmosphere created is a happy chilled out
and confident mood. Once you put this in the car cd
player, it will remain there on repeat, and each journey
will be a little pleasure...
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You can buy these
albums or download any of the tracks from them from cd
The long awaited second
album by My Exit Music is called "Tiny Lights and
If you want a further
exploration of a musical journey through evocative
soundscapes of piano and guitar based powerful ambience,
then you will be very excited by this collection of songs
and instrumentals, linked into a compelling story which
even surpasses the highly acclaimed first album.
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My Exit Music released
their debut album on Solarbear Records on the 3rd of July
2006 entitled 'Someday Zero'. Buy it here now!
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My Exit Music -
Spermy Dervish have released 2 sampler cds,
showcasing the enormous creative output over 2 decades
of electronic music production. Buy them here, now.
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