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The Album Paranoia

by Ulrika Spacek

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Peefogg Cet album se joue de toutes ses références après les avoir longuement digéré.
Aucun track n'est "moins bon" que les autres. C'est une succession délicieuse de tracks tous avec "ce petit quelque chose" qui donne envie de l'écouter encore et encore.
Une putain de réussite !! Favorite track: Ultra Vivid.
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Baardis One of my favorite albums of 2016. Favorite track: I Don't Know.
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x0m81e My favourite record store told me this LP would make me happy and they were right.. I've purchased every available format (web, cd & vinyl) and even stole it off a p2p network - it's that good.

The Rhys' have taken their extremely tasteful influences and turned them into something of their own.

I had to delete the LP off my MP3 player as I've heard some tracks about 100 times now and was starting to kill the joy!

Can't pick a favourite, there's too many.
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about

Formed in Berlin in one night, 14-year-long friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams conceptualized 'Ulrika Spacek' and came up with The Album Paranoia as their debut album title. Moving back to their shared house 'KEN', an ex art gallery in Homerton in the summer of 2014, they began work on the project which was to become 10 track experimental alt-rock masterpiece The Album Paranoia.

Ulrika Spacek's soundscape has drawn assorted interpretations, a cross pollination of hypnotic fuzz, with Tom Verlaine (Television) and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) guitar idiosyncrasies and intertwining feelings of both angst and melancholia. An amalgamation of their record collection, influences range from Krautrock to Sonic Youth and the above.

Taking a DIY approach to recording the album, the two Rhys' used a drum machine on the first demos, and then brought in three skilled musicians and friends to complete the live formula and re-record the album. The live phase unified The Album Paranoia and 'Oysterland', a series of club nights curated by the band, showcasing their first live performances with art installations.

From pulsating hook-intense opener "I Don't Know", to heady, sky-high "Porcelain" and "Circa 1954", The Album Paranoia twists and turns, taking you from lo-fi haze to profound hysteria in "Beta Male" and "She's a Cult" - the lead single that reflects a "blurry time" for the band, as the track distorts from thrashing guitars to tender melodic embellishments. "Strawberry Glue" and "There's a Little Passing Cloud in You" are road-trips fueled by hallucinatory, culminating on "Airportism", a delicately beautiful OK Computer-worthy finale.

'The Album Paranoia' will be released on 5th February 2016, through Tough Love Records (EU) and Lefse Records (US).

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released February 5, 2016

Tough Love / Lefse Records 2016

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