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Winter is here…

Posted in Recording on 10/11/2019 by chrish

Following our recent run of gigs, we’re retreating to the practice room for a little while to get some more new stuff together. But things are already afoot for the new year: we have two new LPs in the works, both featuring previous collaborators. Here’s a sneak preview of extracts from both albums:

It was ten years ago today…

Posted in General, Recording on 04/08/2019 by chrish

It’s 10 years to the day since Chris, Brett and Nick had their first practice together, a jam session which yielded the source material for several Dead Sea Apes numbers.
To celebrate this anniversary, for TODAY ONLY you can hear a specially codged together selection of extracts from that session.
Here’s where it all began, at the (now demolished) Greenhouse Studios in Stockport, 4th of August 2009.

(image from Cafe Saki, May 2010)

10 years of Dead Sea Apes

Posted in Recording on 30/07/2019 by chrish

This Sunday, the 4th of August, is the 10th anniversary of the first Dead Sea Apes band practice. Fortunately the tape was rolling, or rather the flash memory was encoding, and this jam session generated the basis of several pieces which went on to become staples of our live set and recordings. So to mark the occasion, for ONE DAY ONLY on Sunday you will be able to listen to some of this session and hear where it all started. Stay tuned…

The Free Territory?

Posted in Merch, Recording on 24/04/2019 by chrish

The last few cream vinyl LPs of our new album The Free Territory are now available at Feeding Tube Records in the USA.  We also have some black vinyl and a few CDs left on our Bandcamp if you’re quick, along with download & streaming options.

The Free Territory

Posted in Merch, Recording on 03/04/2019 by chrish

Our new album The Free Territory is now available to pre-order on our Bandcamp. There are also a few left at Cardinal Fuzz including bundles with other CF albums, and it should soon be up at Feeding Tube Records in the USA.

The Free Territory is Dead Sea Apes’ darkest, moodiest work to date, their characteristic unfolding instrumentals now cast in high lonesome drones and haunted atmospherics.

Taking shape in the shadows over several years, The Free Territory brings Dead Sea Apes’ more experimental and introspective aspects to the fore. Dysmorphic loops, evolving textures and improvisations are suffused with the hiss of old tape decks and analogue effects, and adherence to the default guitar/bass/drums setup is strictly optional. It also represents a transitional phase for the group, having been partly recorded with departing bassist Nick Harris. More recently, Nik Rayne of The Myrrors dropped in on a winter sojourn to the UK, not only guesting on two tracks but also creating the beautifully detailed copier collage sleeve art.

Never ones to retrace their steps or be steered by voguish reference points, Dead Sea Apes here find themselves at unfamiliar coordinates with only their instincts for guidance. The Free Territory is both spatial and claustrophobic, massive yet weightless, grounded yet in constant motion; timeless yet reflecting and resonating with the age.

 

The Cardinal speaks

Posted in On The Web, Recording on 26/03/2019 by chrish

Our good friend Dave Cambridge, the man responsible for bringing Dead Sea Apes to the record-buying public, is interviewed over on Echoes & Dust and shares a playlist of forthcoming Cardinal Fuzz releases, including a track from our new double album The Free Territory, due out in May.

Broken…

Posted in On The Web, Photo & Video, Recording on 09/02/2019 by chrish