RATS ON RAFTS

EXCERPTS FROM CHAPTER 3: THE MIND RUNS A NET OF RABBIT (FIRE RECORDS)

RATS ON RAFTS - EXCERPTS FROM CHAPTER 3: THE MIND RUNS A NET OF RABBIT 142814
Format:
1 LP
Release:
05.03.2021
Label:
FIRE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
142814
Barcode:
0809236158710
BLACK vinyl with deluxe origami fold out sleeve & obi strip & DL Card. CD Wallet. The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together.

A psyche-fuelled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed.

The 'third chapter' refers to the last five years that the Dutch band have spent creating their "difficult" third album.

Each song spins a yarn; there are plagues, dreams, wind and fire, 'mythical' characters, and the search for the secret government warehouse.

Lead single, Tokyo Music Experience, resonates with a conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of Japanese super-productivity; a mesmerising mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the-hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with the party! Having been described as creating "underground noise with a bracing, warped pop appeal" (Mojo), their new album is a coming-of-age post-classic with a unique worldview - inspired by Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) Scott Walker (3 & 4), Moondog (Elpmas), White Noise (An Electric Storm) and Beach Boys (Smile).

If their previous effort (Tape Hiss) was their very own sketch of a sketch for an incomplete concept album, a noisy reaction to their previous life, then 'Excerpts From Chapter 3..', with all its interlaced intricacies, is the realisation of their transition from punk-spiked-pop to psyche-pop protagonists.

Evolving, testing, infectious...
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PROLOGUE: RAIN
  • 1.2. A TRAIL OF WIND AND FIRE
  • 1.3. SECOND BORN CHILD
  • 1.4. TOKYO MUSIC EXPERIENCE
  • 1.5. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PLAGUE
  • 1.6. ANOTHER YEAR
  • 1.7. FRAGMENTS
  • 1.8. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DR. DUPLICATE
  • 1.9. EXCERPT TAKEN FROM CHAPTER 3
  • 1.10. WHERE IS MY DREAM?
  • 1.11. PART ONE: THE LONG DROUGHT
  • 1.12. PART TWO: CROSSING THE DESERT
  • 1.13. EPILOGUE: BIG POISONOUS SHADOWS