Saturday, 31 March 2012

PREVIEW: Cult With No Name - Above As Below

Cult With No Name have released their new album 'Above As Below', and you can listen to the whole thing by scrolling to the bottom of the page.


"After a year which saw them being nominated for the prestigious Exposure Music Awards, London’s acclaimed post-punk electronic balladeers Cult With No Name return with their fifth and undoubtedly strongest album to date.
'Above as Below' showcases the duo at their lightest, darkest, most melodic, sardonic, nonchalant, bon vivant, serious and humorous. 14 tracks that span everything from pure synth-pop (‘What’s Certain’), to sweeping piano-led chanson (‘Maitre D-Day’), swirling trip-hop (‘Hope is Existence’), Black-American spirituals (‘Shake Hands with the Devil’), and stark spoken word (‘Losing my Elan’). Lyrical perspectives include everything from the frustration of life as a P.A. to an African dictator (‘Idi’s Admin’), to attacking holocaust revisionism (‘Numbers’).
'Above as Below'’s musical dexterity provides the backdrop to an illustrious supporting cast, including extensive contributions from Kelli Ali (Sneaker Pimps), Luc van Lieshout and Bruce Geduldig (Tuxedomoon), John Ellis (Stranglers, Peter Gabriel, Peter Hammill), and Meg Maryatt (17 Pygmies). Packaged in a deluxe fold-out letter-pressed sleeve, designed by world-renowned graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook (David Bowie and Damien Hirst), 'Above as Below' not only represents the pinnacle of CWNN’s achievements, but stands alone as an innovative, addictive and enduring song-cycle."


The East London duo comprise of Erik Stein and Jon Boux. Having been the first international signing to LA label Trakwerx in 2007 (founded by Jackson Del Rey of Californian punk legends Savage Republic), CWNN’s first two studio albums - ‘Paper Wraps Rock’ and ‘Careful What You Wish For’ - have been met with considerable critical acclaim. 

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