Colossal Squid

Adam Betts

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Format: CD

Cat No: BSCTS038CD

Release Date:  25 November 2016

Label:  Blood And Biscuits / Pink Mist

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5060366783882

Genres:  Indie  

  • Description

    'Colossal Squid' is the debut album from Adam Betts. Combining his love for the irregularities in electronic music (by the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre and more recently Arca and Oneohtrix) with his visceral connection with live drums. As a member of Brian Eno's favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, Betts has spent years exploring the boundaries between electronic and live music, and celebrating the flaws thrown up when one tried to replicate the other. Taking the "Drums Vs Electronics / Man Vs Machine' idea he's been developing behind the kit for TTT and The Heritage Orchestra (and more recently with Shobaleader One after being headhunted by Squarepusher) this album has a wider focus: Betts decided the best way for the live show to truly represent the album (and vice versa), was to make them one and the same. Having originally written, developed and recorded an earlier version of the album over a few months in various studios around London, the opportunity arose to record a live session. The recordings captured such an enthralling energy that they instantly replaced the previous "studio" versions. "An exhilarating fierce, drum soundscape... the guy's a f*****g animal" Goldie "One of my favorites on the planet" Chino Moreno

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Drumbones
      • 2. FUB
      • 3. Substance Enthusiast
      • 4. Aneek
      • 5. Hero Shit
      • 6. Winbop
      • 7. Tadala