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what do people think of the new Hood album, and, indeed, Hood in general?

i've never really been a Hood afficianado myself, liked some of their stuff and all but nothing more than that really, but much of the new album is very good indeed, perfecting the rainy west yorks streets vibe. i think they're trying to go new places with this one as well, but still keeping the core aesthetic (the use of vox from dose and why are very good precisely because they are low in the mix and don't jar - similarities with third eye foundations universal cooler?).

i'm also interested in the kind of rural-urban thing they have going on, and i wonder what robin c in particular makes of what i guess is a very different slant on a supsoedly ruralist aesthetic (i do think the sound is very evocative of West Yorks though, a grimyness not applicable elsewhere?)

and also, Radiohead. Are Hood similar to Radiohead in any way? i think they are far superior to Radiohead (but i have to admit i am not a Radiohead fan particularly). The Hood vision seems somehow more realised?


gareth, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

My only thought is that I really want to hear it.

Mark, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I love Hood quite a bit and have been frustrated that recent releases haven't surfaced over here. So this new album sounds like something I really need -- badly!

"Her Innocent Stock of Words" is up there with my all time faves by anybody...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

One of the many albums I'll need to catch up with over the holidays (as well as DNTEL, Playgroup, new Her Space Holiday, etc.).

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The following post is a reissue. I'm too lazy to find a way to say the same thing differently:

I finally woke up and bought a Hood record -- the new one -- after hearing the umpteenth comparison to Bark Psychosis. It's a scary comparison for me since I have an eternal chubby for BP, but I took the gamble and it makes a little sense. Haven't made my way completely through the record yet, though it does seem a little uneven. Second song instantly made me think of the missing Disco Inferno single -- or what a DI reunion single might sound like. (Yeah -- have another scary comparison.)

Andy K., Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh and Ned -- it's out in the US on Aesthetics.

Andy K., Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I got it a few weeks back, but I don't think I've totally got to grips with it yet. It truly does feel wintry and ice throughout, nary a trace of warmth throughout. I agree that their restraint works well, they blend fairly disparate styles together without showing the joins. except 'I can't find my brittle youth' is more-or-less standard miserable indie fayre.

Hood are similar to Radiohead in the sense of bolting idm/glitcy paraphenalia onto trad. indie/rock format... but I don't feel they're superior (then again, I am unfortunately a drooling radiohead fanatic.) why? er, I can't really say - I think what Radiohead do is less obvious, perhaps, than some of this here Hood stuff. That is, despite Amnesiac being a lot less cohesive than Kid A, their use of electronics (etc) is a lot more subtle than on Cold House.

clive, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I rather like Hood, the new album is very pretty, but they're a bit gimmicky and dull. There's something very "Look! We do glitchy beats with sensitive songwriting! Aren't we novel?" The songs just aren't all that good. But it's nice to put on on a rainy day. Something to ignore while reading a book. They have no sense of dynamics, so it's quite easy. Occasionally they happen upon an interesting melody or sound, but it's hard to notice in between the flavorlessly twee vocals and the rather homogenous sound. The Dose One and Why? contributions are a bit pointless and annoying, and smack of some sort of strange bid for the New and the Now.
The Hood vision to me doesn't seem more realized than Radiohead's...there's maybe a sense that they are less excited and inspired and fumbling, they're better imitators of glitch than Radiohead, who opt more often for a slow pulse, drums, or a drum machine.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Got cut off---Hood's glitch seems somehow canned or tacked on though. It seems very lazy yet conspicuous, as if they want everyone to hear their forays into it.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The Cycle of Days and Seasons is much better.

Melissa W, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd kind of agree with what Melissa says, in that the specific glitch sounds on the record seem almost an afterthought - the first track for example starts off almost self-consciously glitchy but doesn't get really good until they replace the glitch noises with an anexoric quasi-drum&bass loop, and there's other tracks where the glitch noises just sound totally random (though if they've been listening to DAT Politics etc. maybe that's a deliberate effect). In that sense Radiohead, er, "assimilate" their IDM influences into their songs better.

I reckon the best moments on the album are the ones which dont't go for overt electronica showiness or revert to indie type but strike for a middle course - "You Show No Emotion At All" is very electronic but in a more classicist New Order meets Disco Inferno sort of way, and there's some other great tracks that sound like nods to Bark Psychosis (one actually sounds like a collabo between BP and Maurizio!) although Hood could benefit from a bit more of Bark Psychosis' finesse.

Melissa's also OTM in that they need to be better (or at least more consistent) songwriters. "You Show No Emotion At All" is fabulous, but otherwise their appeal is almost entirely textural, which is strange for such a comparatively song-focused band. That said, I need to listen to the album a lot more before I make up my mind entirely.

Tim, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh and Ned -- it's out in the US on Aesthetics.

You have made me a Happy Man.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I like the new record, but also agree that a lot of their earlier records (Cycle of d&s, Cabled Linear Traction) are more consistent and show better songwriting.. I think where they shine the most is on their singles. "Useless" i rate as one of my favourite songs ever, "Home is where it hurts" is top as well..

Hood's progression doesn't seem as much of an about-face as Radiohead's. It comes across as a bit more natural.

electric sound of jim, Wednesday, 19 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

i find cold house to be fabulous, i lost touch with hood after tiring of silent 88 and cabled linear traction's sloppiness, used to make me think they were trying to blend boyracer and flying saucer attack almost shambolically. they are still not overly taut but the invention they now show makes up for the lack of sturdiness. i don't know anything about the comparisons to radiohead(who cares about radiohead) but i do see the comparisons to bark psychosis as being apt and thought to myself that some of the songs on cold house couldbe a premonition of the material on the next bark psychosis record as it is destined to be more electronic following on the heels of boymerang. instead of being lumped together with radiohead i would put hood with bands like fonda 500 or salako for i think they are coming from a definite rural hippy point of view and not any sort of fashionable nihilist district that thom yorke now finds his well-heeled comfort in.

keith, Thursday, 20 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

hey what is with salako? i saw their record in my local record shop, saw that it was on jeepster and guessed that they were indie style, but the name to me instantly recalls john salako, the great ex-palace winger who is rotting somewhere horrid (readng, i think), his days of glory forgotten by most excpt for palace fans....so where did the name come from?

sorry this is off topic.

ambrose, Thursday, 20 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I love the way Keith put together Tim Hopkins's two least favourite words.

Salako? Yes, Ambrose, I thought of John S. from the Palace glory years as well. As far as their music went, I loved "(Have You Heard) Musicality" but, somehow, never heard anything else.

Robin Carmody, Thursday, 20 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
for my sins, I have only just discovered this album.

oddly, I'm transplanting some of the imagery to what I'm familiar with ("The River Curls Around The Town" reminds me of when I could see my breath in Wimborne Minster, the *formality* of the winter landscape, very creepy and quite frightening, pure 1959) but it's clearly a very Northern aesthetic - closer to Barry Cockcroft's snowy moorland landscapes than to the Leeds streets of Braintax and Robbie Keane.

also have visions of the foot-and-mouth pyres (esp. during "The Winter Hit Hard"). "I Can't Find My Brittle Youth" is very different from the rest of the album and is a great, awkward, angular song - maybe that is the dislocated-by-the-city moment.

robin carmody (robin carmody), Saturday, 28 September 2002 04:04 (seventeen years ago) link

Title: Cold House Stars: *****

Artist: Hood Label: Sensory Projections

Whilst for the northern part of the world, December brings
sleet and snow, maudlin melancholy, winds and welcomings of
seasons greetings and regrets, down here in the outer
antipodes we swelter on. The news flashes images of buffed
bodies beaching themselves, whilst the puerile pomp of
ceremonial pop blasts out from sound systems more
expensive than the cars where they have been installed.
Thankfully, for those of us more accustomed to mapping out
the spaces of our heads and homes, UK outfit Hood have
offered up their third album, the first to obtain a local
Australian release, where by they run riot on the blank slab of a winter sonic dream,
crisscrossing generic boundaries with a deft touch that offers up possibilities as quickly
as it moves onto new arenas.
What's so noticeable about Cold House, is paradoxically, it's unnoticabilty. In our
expectations of media-saturation and MTV madness, am album like this slips under the
surface, quietly calling out to be heard, not in a demonstrative, publicity-whored
manner, but more in a gradual process of recognition. Play after play has seduced me -
at first, it was the detachment of the vocals, a wryness that sat at odds with the
lyrical content of tunes like "You Show No Emotion At All". Then the orchestration takes
hold, in between the glitches and crackles of beats broken up, disturbed by pouting
trumpets and petulant violins. Each new listen brings up something fresh, and after 8
or 9 runs through, I'm still left jaw-slacked by peeps unnoticed before.
Hood's collaborations with hip-hop collective Anticon are equally unnoticeable,
suggesting a cohesion perfected by musical agreement, as Hood move from IDM
(Intelligent Dance Music) styled musings to more "structured" songs such as "I Can't
Find My Brittle Youth", a New Order-like melody that fractures into repeated
guitar-und-strum, only to be taken over by the Aphex Twin-like beginnings of "This is
What We Do To Sell Out(s)". Though many have compared this offering to Radiohead's
Amnesiac, Cold House is more mechanised and yet more human, more intertwining of
the elements rather than the seemingly-alienated antics of York and co. There's a
sense of escape offered here by the elements, at the same time as offering an
immersion into this haunting construction, daunting yet strangely cohesive.
So an album of beautiful paradoxes, hopeful glimpses, yet even longer longing. Frail yet
powerful, Cold House is the late-bloomer, the wallflower that reveals itself as one of the
most intelligent and rewarding releases of this year. Offering hope in the senseless
season of glib commerciality and throw-away sentiment, Hood are making grandiose and
gorgeous music to believe in.

From Logged Off, http://home.iprimus.com.au/laurapalmer/hood.htm

Queen G (Queeng), Saturday, 28 September 2002 09:54 (seventeen years ago) link

six years pass...

richard from hood's new album as "the declining winter" is out, called haunt the upper hallways, and features a remix of my song "Kavan". Lovely package all around (both a 7" and a CD)

akm, Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

Agreed, that arrived in the mail the other week. Been waiting for an AMG listing to appear so I can review it!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:24 (ten years ago) link

actually I haven't even seen it yet (I heard the remix work ages ago)! I think he also used a sample of our cello in something else. I can't remember.

akm, Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:44 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

It's "Cold House" season.

djh, Sunday, 10 October 2010 18:34 (nine years ago) link

eleven months pass...

"Cold House" season has come a little earlier this year.

djh, Monday, 19 September 2011 08:41 (eight years ago) link

I feel you. It's still "Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys" season for me, a lot. But I'm sure "Cold House" season is just around the corner.

Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 19 September 2011 10:52 (eight years ago) link

^Ha. Played the former last week. And yes, the temperature's nearly right for Cold House to come out of its sleeve :)

willem, Monday, 19 September 2011 13:44 (eight years ago) link

I apologise. I'm being premature. There's not really enough of a frost for "Cold House".

djh, Monday, 19 September 2011 19:59 (eight years ago) link

Any idea where the sample on "The Lost You" is from?

("the same problem as usual ...")

djh, Sunday, 25 September 2011 20:54 (eight years ago) link

I had it primed and ready to spin .But maybe another week or so if those tragically wrong meteorolists are to be trusted.

Great, album.

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 25 September 2011 21:00 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

"The Cycle of Days And Seasons" sounded perfect on my autumnal walk to Sainsburys this evening. Still not frosty enough for "Cold House".

djh, Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:01 (eight years ago) link

i wish these guys would get it together again for another hood album, as much as I love Declining Winter.

akm, Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:21 (eight years ago) link

Forthcoming box set.

djh, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:23 (eight years ago) link

Was emailing Richard a bit a couple of weeks back, forgot to ask for further details but sounds like they're happily keeping on in their own way.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:30 (eight years ago) link

Any news on this box set?

I wonder what they could add, musically, to the two excellent compilations from some years ago.

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

Would be nice if (the content of) Structured Disasters became available again.

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:01 (eight years ago) link

God, HOOD! It's been yeears. Wonder what happened to my copy of Silent '88? Did I let someone borrow it?

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:06 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...


djh, Sunday, 13 November 2011 18:31 (eight years ago) link

Thanks for the link, but it does make me wonder... I mean, I have all the albums already, all the EP's and singles were fantastically compiled on Sarah's Misplaced Music some years ago. The "EP disc" only comprises of the Cold House and onwards EP's. So I have to shell out 50 quid for "The Hood Tapes" (that contains a lot of songs previously released)? If the albums were remastered that would at least be something for me to consider buying it. But like any great Hood fan, I own 95% of this already.

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 November 2011 18:48 (eight years ago) link

That sections where the drums are reversed on 'I Can't Find My Brittle Youth', wow.

Franz Kappa (S-), Sunday, 13 November 2011 19:03 (eight years ago) link

I prefer the rockier, earlier stuff tbh, so this doesnt interest me so much. and yeah singles compiled is really good. the first two albums are lost classics imo.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Sunday, 13 November 2011 19:06 (eight years ago) link

Still no Structured Disasters! :(

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Sunday, 13 November 2011 19:19 (eight years ago) link

It's because that wasn't on Domino but on Happy Go Lucky I think, this is a Domino only release. I love Hood to death but this seems like a useless (no pun intended) release tbh

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 November 2011 19:25 (eight years ago) link

i have the hood tapes if anyone needs it

dogs in hot cardies (electricsound), Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:50 (eight years ago) link

i have everything on this but i may buy it just to get 'useless' on cd

or wait & download that one track

dogs in hot cardies (electricsound), Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:50 (eight years ago) link

ah i see their 'hood tapes' has twice the songs that my cd of the same name has

dogs in hot cardies (electricsound), Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:51 (eight years ago) link

'Useless' would be a reason to buy this, I agree, that song is all-time. But still, 50 quid is pretty steep

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 November 2011 22:09 (eight years ago) link

to be fair, it does state that all the CD's are "completely remastered from the original sources".

matt h, Sunday, 13 November 2011 22:57 (eight years ago) link

oh ok, I didn't see that, thanks

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 November 2011 23:54 (eight years ago) link

I came to know the band through their Domino stuff, loved it, and checked out the early stuff. Which hit me so hard that I haven't had much use for the Domino stuff ever since; with the exception of some odd tracks (the Home is Where it Hurts EP is brilliant). So yeah, I'm more interested in a companion box compiling the old stuff, including leftover goodies.

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Monday, 14 November 2011 01:19 (eight years ago) link

These guys were involved in Remote Viewer as well, right? Was into the first RV album in college.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 14 November 2011 01:48 (eight years ago) link

once on a long car ride with some university peers of mine i managed to get them to play the entirety of rustic houses and all but the last 1 1/2 tracks of codename:dustsucker until the freakout halfway through 'shapeshifter' gave one of them conniptions

imago, Monday, 21 August 2017 23:16 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

The Cycle of Days and Seasons is the fifth full-length album by Leeds-based band Hood. Both the LP and CD versions were released on Domino Records in 1999.

Track listing

"Western Housing Concerns"
"Hood is Finished"
"September Brings the Autumn Dawn"
"In Iron Light"
"How Can You Drag Your Body Blindly Through?"
"Houses Tilting Towards the Sea"
"Roads Lead Northwards"
"...The Cliff Edge of Workaday Morality"

It is time.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 22 September 2017 20:33 (two years ago) link

oh god

imago, Friday, 22 September 2017 20:35 (two years ago) link

Blasting it over the meadows, through the fog, trying to keep dewy morning at bay right now. In vain. Muddled foggy mind succumbs to this feeling like a heroin addict to methadone.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 22 September 2017 20:38 (two years ago) link

Houses Tilting = best Hood

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 22 September 2017 20:38 (two years ago) link

It's an oddly transportive track for me - among other things it's that piano tolling like bell, it's that plaintive brass, I feel like I'm being summoned through space and time back home to a past I never had

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 22 September 2017 21:25 (two years ago) link

you're worth the whole world still, IMO, the best piece of music they ever did

akm, Friday, 22 September 2017 21:35 (two years ago) link

Any idea where the sample on "The Lost You" is from?

("the same problem as usual ...")

Only six years late to this party, but if you're still caring it's from The Slits' "Live At Gibus Club", some in-between-track banter there.

(I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Friday, 22 September 2017 22:27 (two years ago) link


akm, Friday, 22 September 2017 23:10 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Really liking this Memory Drawings album


Autumnal, bittersweet post-rock featuring two members of Hood, unsurprisingly sounds like an instrumental Hood.

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 13 October 2017 19:59 (two years ago) link

With hammered dulcimer!

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 13 October 2017 20:00 (two years ago) link

yeah the memory drawings albums are nice

akm, Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:15 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

The new Remote Viewer album is really great. Couldn't have come at a better time, too.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:29 (two years ago) link

Nice, thx for the tip

It's def the time for Cold House over here

brimstead, Saturday, 18 November 2017 18:15 (two years ago) link

Ha otm. I've a whole night of writing to do, and a mix of Hood/Remote Viewer/Declining Winter/Boats/Bracken, with the wind blasting 'round the house, is just perfection for me.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 18 November 2017 18:28 (two years ago) link

Remote Viewer on Dying Songs: http://dublab.com/jimmy-tamborello-wguest-the-remote-viewer-dying-songs-11-16-17/

djh, Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:11 (two years ago) link

Never heard of that show/podcast, thank you!!

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:18 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Not strictly Hood related (beyond featuring Craig Tattersall from the "classic line-up"):


djh, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:25 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

Yr fave miserable northern lads are back w/ a new Declining Winter album out soon. <3


lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 5 July 2018 08:01 (one year ago) link

^ This is great. Most Hood sounding track so far?

mor frog bs (S-), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 03:04 (one year ago) link

Been loving this too:


mor frog bs (S-), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 03:17 (one year ago) link

Definitely the most Hood sounding post-Hood track!

Why Is It So Elusive? sounds like something from The Weight EP. It's great.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 08:45 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

The Declining Winter's new album 'Belmont Slope' is out, and to paraphrase our favourite emo-ilxor, it's easily AOTY. The sadness drips off your face like a dirty rain.

Am I really the only one still caring for these guys? This is prime miserablist music ffs, "it's grim up north"-style. You take one wrong turn on the A6303 towards Haworth, enjoying the scenery, and you are done for. Saer would appreciate this tbh.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

Nah, it's a good album indeed.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:26 (one year ago) link

That's good to hear - I have to confess I've bought so many Hood-related projects that I've been ambivalent about that I actively made myself stop buying them.

djh, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

yeah I'm into this. the trancey number is a proper curveball!

still wackford after all these squeers (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

it's wonderful.

akm, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:25 (one year ago) link

It’s very good. New Epic45 album out this week too - not Hood related but a similar sound.

michaellambert, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Old news but I hadn't heard this before (sampled for "Branches Bare"):


djh, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 22:18 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Featuring the *genius* from the classic line-up:


djh, Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:23 (one year ago) link

Gorgeous. (thx for keeping this thread updated btw)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 8 February 2019 13:19 (one year ago) link

Not agreeing or disagreeing, just wondering why Craig is considered the "genius"? I adore Hood but my knowledge of their various backstories is fairly sparse

Revisiting Light Folds now and it's no less engaging than when I last heard it

doug watson, Sunday, 10 February 2019 11:25 (one year ago) link

Partly based on his non-Hood music, particularly "Light Folds", and partly based on a guess that he was behind the "//-" tracks on "The Cycle of Days & Seasons" ... and, also, partly comedy.

djh, Sunday, 10 February 2019 17:24 (one year ago) link

BTW there was a very limited lathe-cut Declining Winter release this month. Probably all gone (I got on the second pressing). Typically lovely.

Craig is a smart guy but not the only genius from Hood c'mon.

akm, Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:52 (one year ago) link

I'd say the Adams brothers are Hood's beating heart and soul. But I'm not really invested in a silly discussion about who Hood's *genius* might be. Sum of parts etc.

Somehow missed the newest Declining Winter, thanks for that.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 08:23 (one year ago) link

"Adams brothers are Hood's beating heart and soul."

Of course. I did say there was comedy involved.

djh, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:49 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Old but I'd never really noticed this:


(Tweeted by them yesterday).

djh, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:03 (eleven months ago) link

oh wow.
pretty unfamiliar with both songs.
a treat to hear them both now.

S-, Monday, 4 March 2019 07:07 (eleven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

More from the genius from the classic line-up:


djh, Monday, 1 April 2019 21:24 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...


New electronica/ambient release by Richard Adams under his Western Edges moniker, it's good!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 12:00 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

More from the *genius* from the classic line-up:


djh, Saturday, 27 July 2019 20:09 (six months ago) link

Forked out for the book and then some. Good stuff.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 29 July 2019 17:55 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

It's October and The Declining Winter have a new one out, Why Clanks. It arrived today, and it's beautiful. It's a 3" cd with a short essay called 'Why Clanks - A journey to Silsden AFC and back', written by Richard Adams, about a walk along the canal between Saltaire and Silsden. Because of course it is. Real Yorkshire.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:09 (four months ago) link

I managed to get the very last copy of this when it went up. Looking forward to it.

akm, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:56 (four months ago) link

Ha! I thought I natched the very last (24th iirc?) copy! :) We must have ordered in the same minute. You'll probably already have the mp3s through bandcamp, but it's a beautiful physical product too imo.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:01 (four months ago) link

yeah, didn't download them yet. will do. It was weird, I had it in my cart on on phone for 30 minutes but couldn't log into bandcamp there for some reason to purchase. got to my computer and it said sold out. looked at phone...still in cart. deleted it from the cart in my phone and voila, there was one more available.

akm, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:09 (four months ago) link

That is weird! For me, I paid through paypal saying there was just one copy left. Never got a confirmation email, no paypal email either. The money had left my account so I figured I'd get an email shortly saying I sort of fell through the maze and didn't manage to order it anyway. Heard nothing, until I found it in my mailbox today. It's small, but it's grand. Very much worth your while imo.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:21 (four months ago) link

I think Richard is taking requests for a second, less fancy version. I might be wrong about this though.

djh, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 20:04 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

gotta make a straight face to sell portraits, baby can’t you look at the camera?

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Monday, 18 November 2019 13:03 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Heads up, from The Declining Winter's newsletter:

Thank You / Happy Christmas

We have pay what you feel on all our digital for the next 48 hours on Bandcamp (and physical slashed for the same period) as a little Christmas gift from us to you...and also to recognise that music is expensive and can be unaffordable for many in these troubled times. Thank you for continuing to support artists by buying physical products and downloads. You won't believe the difference it makes.


Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:42 (two months ago) link

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