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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

New Year, New Apes

Posted in General, On The Web, Recording on 25/01/2019 by chrish

A happy new year to all our listeners.  First of all, please welcome new bassist Jack (ex-Fishmongers) and keyboardist Alistair (also of Thee Windom Earles). We’re getting in shape to play live in 2019 and already have a couple of gigs booked in – more to follow.

Our next release will be The Free Territory – a double album which has been gradually coming together in the background over several years.  It began life as loop and drone tracks made using a 4-track cassette portastudio, but grew to include full band recordings influenced by the basic approach of 4-track recording and the spacious, meditative nature of the drone pieces, and features Nik Rayne of The Myrrors on two of the seven tracks.  Coming soon on Cardinal Fuzz!

More new music is in the works including further collaborations with Adam Stone and Black Tempest, and icymi, Chris and Brett guested on Black Tempest’s latest album Psyberspace.  We are also featured along with Adam in the new Optical Sounds magazine.

Warheads – out now

Posted in Merch, Recording on 03/11/2018 by chrish

Our album with Adam Stone, WARHEADS, is now officially released and available at Norman Records (UK), Shiny Beast (NL) or check your local retailer.

WARHEADS

Posted in Merch, On The Web, Recording on 24/09/2018 by chrish

Our new album with Adam Stone is now up for pre-order.

Psych Insight blog has an exclusive preview/feature/intervew.

Order at Cardinal Fuzz or our Bandcamp.
(USA customers may wish to buy from Sunrise Ocean Bender for domestic postage.)