Rats On Rafts

Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths

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Expected 29th January 2021

"Dinked edition" is on 'dark green' coloured vinyl, packaged in a deluxe Origami sleeve with a Dinked OBI-strip and includes an exclusive bonus 7" with an exclusive B-side. /400. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked.

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.

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Rats On Rafts Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths
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  • 1.Prologue: Rain
  • 2.A Trail Of Wind And Fire
  • 3.Second Born Child
  • 4.Tokyo Music Experience
  • 5.The Rise And Fall Of The Plague
  • 6.Another Year
  • 7.Fragments
  • 8.The Disappearance Of Dr. Duplicate
  • 9.Excerpt Taken From Chapter 3
  • 10.Where Is My Dream?
  • 11.Part One: The Long Drought
  • 12.Part Two: Crossing The Desert
  • 13.Epilogue: Big Poisonous Shadows
  • LP + 7" dark green Dinked Edition
  • 14.Tokyo Music Experience (Single Edit) [Dinked 7" only]
  • 15.Osaka [Dinked 7" only]

Item code: FIRECD587
Label: Fire Records
Info correct on: 22/9/2020