Friday, March 12, 2010

Arriver -- Simon Mann e.p.

A while back y'all went crazy for Arriver's debut album Vanlandingham and Zone, and for good reason -- it was fresh and epic and easily one of the best albums of the past few years. Well, they've finally put together some new material which I just so happen to have a copy of, and you're going to like it just as much, if not more. Gone are the denizens of the Zone and their hero Halon Hong, in their place is a real-life mercenary/asshat out to rape the dark continent. The music is somehow tighter and more focused and more determined to pummel your face, too. In a good way, as always.

Now, since this is hot off the presses, as it were, and since I don't usually post stuff that's brand new out of respect for the artists, I'm also providing you with a link to go buy it for yourself. By all means check it out, listen to it, love it, etc., but then go cough up a few bucks to show your support.



Anonymous said...

You might find this interesting.

We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" -- previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

"It's amazing!" -- Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

“Here’s something lovely and odd from the Free Music Archive: the Karen Cooper Complex.” -- No Rock and Roll

"...some hefty grooves, and plenty of 'holy shit" moments'. It's a spacious but highly rewarding listen, and I wouldn't be surprised if some label makes an effort to press this on vinyl in the near future." --

Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
"This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."

Petya V said...

you are a maniac master thank you

Anonymous said...

Aieeeee! I been smitten! Thanks heaps for the intro to this mighty group.