𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝘁 make textural, layered music that’s deeply soulful and melancholic, utilising live instrumentation as well as field recordings captured on their phones. Ranging from sounds of the bowels of Wembley Stadium at 4am to the bellowing wind coming off the Leicestershire hills and broken machinery.
The result is a collage of sound inspired by the likes of Arthur Russell, Bjork, Lonnie Holley and Scott Walker, with hints of Connan Mocakasin, Windy & Carl and James Blake all influenced and shaped by the world at large.
The pair say, “We wanted the freedom to explore as many musical directions as we could, representing both the abundance of material at our fingertips, whilst also illustrating the sense of claustrophobia, detachment and fickleness that can easily coincide when flicking between 100 tabs on your screen or finding yourself 2 hours deep into a YouTube rabbit hole.”
released September 2, 2016
All tracks written, performed and produced by 𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝘁
Sleeve from a body of drawn material by 𝗔𝗱𝗮𝗺 𝗕𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗹𝘆 [https://www.instagram.com/arma.ndo.2020] and 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗠𝗰𝗖𝘂𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 [https://www.alexmccullough.co.uk]
supported by 4 fans who also own “As I Lay Drying”
An album (mixtape?) so nice, I bought it twice (realized the original release without Sam Gendel's name attached--it was Fresh Bread by Fresh Bread--wasn't in my iTunes anymore and was deleted from Bandcamp). World of Echo