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1 - PROPER ORNAMENTS, THE - 6 LENINS - (CD) 
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Six Lenins, the third album release from The Proper Ornaments, sees the band master their seemingly effortless but finely-wrought sound as their songwriting prowess refuses to plateau.Fresh from an US tour in Autumn last year, the London jangle pop group led by James Hoare (also of Ultimate Painting/Veronica Falls) and Max Claps (Toy) went into James' home studio in Finsbury Park, London and made their finest recordings to date on a newly-installed 16 track Studer machine - joined by Danny Nellis (Charles Howl) on bass and Bobby Syme (Wesley Gonzalez) on drums. Having escaped deep, twisting tunnels of illness, divorce and drug abuse to release their second record in January 2017, it's unsurprising they sound sunnier this time around.What their supremely melodic work suggests is a nonchalance or naivety but is in fact an expensively bought slice of coherence and clarity within a constantly shifting backdrop to their lives and landscapes. The band exists as an unassuming and resilient organism in a fiercely competitive, trashed environmental niche. Throughout their years of hard-edged music industry Darwinism, they've shown longevity and growth scuttling from the wreckage of their previous guitar bands to become one united organism.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Apologies 02. Crepuscular Child 03. Where Are You Now 04. Song For John Lennon 05. Can't Even Choose Your Name 06. Please Release Me 07. Bullet From A Gun 08. Six Lenins 09. Old Street Station 10. In The Garden


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-04-2019
Item # : 523529     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - PROPER ORNAMENTS, THE - 6 LENINS - (LP) 
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Six Lenins, the third album release from The Proper Ornaments, sees the band master their seemingly effortless but finely-wrought sound as their songwriting prowess refuses to plateau.Fresh from an US tour in Autumn last year, the London jangle pop group led by James Hoare (also of Ultimate Painting/Veronica Falls) and Max Claps (Toy) went into James' home studio in Finsbury Park, London and made their finest recordings to date on a newly-installed 16 track Studer machine - joined by Danny Nellis (Charles Howl) on bass and Bobby Syme (Wesley Gonzalez) on drums. Having escaped deep, twisting tunnels of illness, divorce and drug abuse to release their second record in January 2017, it's unsurprising they sound sunnier this time around.What their supremely melodic work suggests is a nonchalance or naivety but is in fact an expensively bought slice of coherence and clarity within a constantly shifting backdrop to their lives and landscapes. The band exists as an unassuming and resilient organism in a fiercely competitive, trashed environmental niche. Throughout their years of hard-edged music industry Darwinism, they've shown longevity and growth scuttling from the wreckage of their previous guitar bands to become one united organism.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Apologies 02. Crepuscular Child 03. Where Are You Now 04. Song For John Lennon 05. Can't Even Choose Your Name 06. Please Release Me 07. Bullet From A Gun 08. Six Lenins 09. Old Street Station 10. In The Garden


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-04-2019
Item # : 523530     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - PROPER ORNAMENTS, THE - MISSION BELLS - (CD) 
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On these recordings, meticulous attention to detail is never deployed as an end in itself but always with the song and sound in mind. As the 'Mission Bells' sing, echoes of black albums Velvets, Swell Maps, Spiritualized and Cluster might reach inside your brain, but the truth is that its hard to pinpoint influences on an album that is the fifth in the life of this band, as they have been becoming more and more themselves, not needing to look elsewhere for inspiration.This is not a retro band, they just happened to like playing guitar, a preference that began, at least for James Hoare and Max Oscarnold, when they were 9 years old. Whoever is familiar with their previous records might agree that 'Mission Bells' has a lot of the innocent elements (drum machines underneath simple songs) of their first record, 'Waiting For The Summer', the melancholy of 'Foxhole' and their heavy live sounds, as drummer Bobby Syme points out. But its the lyrical maturity that is the real achievement on this record. The words can be read as a William Burroughs cut up experiment on what it is to live in these Dystopian times.'Mission Bells is a majestic achievement, a musical maelstrom, its harmonies drawing the inclined listener into an irreversible somnambulant state, caught between dreamland and waking hours. The beauty of it is, you won't want to escape, even though the door is flung open as your postmodern life awaits you outside...

TRACKLISTING: 01. Purple Heart 02. Downtown 03. Black Tar 04. The Wolves At The Door 05. Broken Insect 06. The Impeccable Lawns 07. Echoes 08. Flophouse Calvary 09. Strings Around Your Head 10. The Park 11. Music Of The Traffic 12. Cold 13. Tin Soldiers


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-02-2020
Item # : 538725     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - PROPER ORNAMENTS, THE - MISSION BELLS - (LP) 
TAPETE


On these recordings, meticulous attention to detail is never deployed as an end in itself but always with the song and sound in mind. As the 'Mission Bells' sing, echoes of black albums Velvets, Swell Maps, Spiritualized and Cluster might reach inside your brain, but the truth is that its hard to pinpoint influences on an album that is the fifth in the life of this band, as they have been becoming more and more themselves, not needing to look elsewhere for inspiration.This is not a retro band, they just happened to like playing guitar, a preference that began, at least for James Hoare and Max Oscarnold, when they were 9 years old. Whoever is familiar with their previous records might agree that 'Mission Bells' has a lot of the innocent elements (drum machines underneath simple songs) of their first record, 'Waiting For The Summer', the melancholy of 'Foxhole' and their heavy live sounds, as drummer Bobby Syme points out. But its the lyrical maturity that is the real achievement on this record. The words can be read as a William Burroughs cut up experiment on what it is to live in these Dystopian times.'Mission Bells is a majestic achievement, a musical maelstrom, its harmonies drawing the inclined listener into an irreversible somnambulant state, caught between dreamland and waking hours. The beauty of it is, you won't want to escape, even though the door is flung open as your postmodern life awaits you outside...

TRACKLISTING: 01. Purple Heart 02. Downtown 03. Black Tar 04. The Wolves At The Door 05. Broken Insect 06. The Impeccable Lawns 07. Echoes 08. Flophouse Calvary 09. Strings Around Your Head 10. The Park 11. Music Of The Traffic 12. Cold 13. Tin Soldiers

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-02-2020
Item # : 538727     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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