Threnodies And Ad Hocs


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Release Date:  26 April 2024

Label:  Discus Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078011325

Genres:  Pop  Alternative  

  • Description

    'Threnodies and Ad hocs', the second album by Mzylkypop, with Michael Somerset Ward once more firmly at the helm, follows an individual and beautifully crafted path. But this time around, while the striking Polish chanteuse Sylwia Anna Drwal features on the opening "Threnodies" song cycle, the following "Ad hocs" sequence is voiced by a who's who of avant pop characters. Including Adi Newton (Clock DVA), David Was (Was Not Was), Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Pete Hope (The Box) are heard on a succession of tracks all of which genuinely push the sonic and structural boundaries of what we call "pop".

    Mzylkypop's debut release on Discus Music, "Kiedy Wilki Zawyja?" was reviewed in The Wire by Dickon Edwards: "This giddy avant pop affair is rather more avant than pop, with a large backing band of musicians steeped in the stylings of early 1970s psychedelia, mutant prog, free jazz saxophone solos, slinky blues and moody spy soundtracks"

    Michael Somerset: vocals, keys, woodwind, percussion
    Sylwia Anna Drwal, Adi Newton, Pete Hope, Stephen Mallinder, David Was, Julia Calvo, Vina Figueroa: vocals
    Rachel Edmonson: vocals, tenor saxophone
    David Lewin: keys, guitar, drums
    Matt Bourne: electra-piano
    Dave Kuratsu: keys
    Dean Honer: synthesizer
    Philippe Clegg: bass guitar
    Seth Bennett: double bass
    Peter Fairclough, Adam Fairclough: drums
    Martin Archer: tenor sax, saxello
    Andres Figueroa: tenor sax, flute
    Maarten Ornstein: bass clarinet
    Charlie Collins: percussion
    Karl D'Silva , Tom Wax: guitar
    Beatrix Ward Fernandez: violin

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. A Blood Red Prayer
      • 2. Witches In These Parts
      • 3. Snake Anima
      • 4. Spiked
      • 5. Bez Imienia
      • 6. A Blood Red Prayer (Continuum)
      • 7. Future Cartography
      • 8. Far From God
      • 9. Doomerati
      • 10. Trophy Wives
      • 11. A Blood Red Prayer (Conclusion)
      • 12. My Room