NEWS ARCHIVE FOR MAY 2021
Murcof - 'Fire Thief'
Published 7 May 2021 by DM

Get your Murcof fix with new single 'Fire Thief'. It's the third track taken from Fernando Corona's epic double album The Alias Sessions, which will arrive on May 21st. Be prepared.

The track demonstrates Corona’s masterful sound design in creating expansive atmospheres from minimal components. He describes ‘Fire Thief’ as having “two main protagonists - an old school analogue synth arpeggio, driving the tempo and dynamics of the track, and a violin in charge of a main slow-moving melody that comes and goes, and not much else.”

The first pressings of the vinyl editions have sold out on pre-order via Bandcamp. Be first in-line for the second pressing or pester your local independent record shop for a copy. There are a handful of the fetching Murcof T-shirts remaining on Bandcamp. Buy now, or forever hold your peace.

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Snapped Ankles - 'The Evidence'
Published 18 May 2021 by DM

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, and so it is that the Forest Of Your Problems expands. Following on from ‘Rhythm Is Our Business’, ‘The Evidence’ is the next single from Snapped Ankles’ new album. The woodwose have received a business opportunity they simply can’t turn down out of the blue and into their inboxes. What could possibly go wrong?

Watch Daisy Dickinson’s psychedelic video featuring the whole Snaps crew; The Business Imp, The Cornucopian, The Nemophile and The Protester, making a song and dance about it in the forests of deep Sussex.

Forest Of Your Problems will be released July 2nd and is available to pre-order now on CD and digital, and in four different vinyl editions, including printed inner sleeves, a character postcard and download code. Details of the various editions and where to purchase them can be found here.

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New Murcof video for 'Fire Thief'
Published 19 May 2021 by DM

Ahead of the digital release of Murcof’s spectacular double album The Alias Sessions on Friday (May 21st), watch the new video for ‘Fire Thief’. The work of Christophe Thockler, the video is set in a meticulously constructed model of the theatre where the dance performances birthing the music on the album took place.

“When Murcof presented his new project to me, the result of a collaboration with the Alias Dance Company, he showed me the performance where dancers were falling and rising, again and again,” Thockler explains. “I was mesmerized by this kind of strange and hypnotic choreography, and I immediately thought about how hard the performance would have been for the dancers - disorientating, seeing the seats of the theatre, rising and falling as they are performing. The point of view of the dancers became the main concept, and we thought we could make a small theatre to imitate this movement.”

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Murcof - The Alias Sessions digital release
Published 21 May 2021 by DM


Murcof’s new album The Alias Sessions is released digitally today. This is the first Murcof release on Leaf for thirteen years, and we’re delighted to have the formidable Fernando Corona back in the fold. This is one to turn up loud and immerse yourself in. The outside world can wait.

Philip Sherburne’s Pitchfork review captures it perfectly – “The Alias Sessions may appear forbidding, but give it the requisite time (and volume) and Corona’s work rewards handsomely. Like the best horror films, it raises a spectacle of unease from which it’s impossible to look away.”

Read Fernando Corona’s interview with MusicOMH for an insight into the creative process and the collaboration with The Alias Dance Company, which formed the basis of the album. He also says some nice things about working with Leaf, so you may wish to skip to those bits.

Unfortunately delays in the manufacturing process mean the physical release for The Alias Sessions has been put back to June 4th for the UK and Europe and July 16th for the rest of the world. The first pressings of the vinyl editions have sold out on pre-order via Bandcamp, but you can pre-order the second pressing now, or put an order in with your local independent record shop.

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