“In Sequence” is the new record from Birmingham’s Burning Alms. Available on beautiful clear vinyl with printed lyric inner.
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Physical format orders will ship w/c July 21st, 2014; TWO WEEKS ahead of the official release date August 4th, 2014.
Please allow 3-5 days for delivery outside UK & Ireland.
This is a record to enjoy with headphones on and as little disturbance as possible - from start to finish it's a consummate work of noisy beauty. Knock yourselves out and get em while they’re hot.
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“In Sequence" features a noisy-yet-catchy set of pop numbers rubbing shoulders with yearning acoustic ballads and droning, avant-garde instrumental experiments.
Formed during 2012 around the long-running musical partnership of guitarist/vocalist John Biggs and drummer Tom Whitfield (both formerly of Calories & Distophia), the scope of Burning Alms quickly outgrew that of their previous projects. Their noise-drenched sound recalls acts as diverse as Hot Snakes, Glenn Branca, Swans and Sun Kil Moon; their forthcoming album “In Sequence" features a noisy-yet-catchy set of pop numbers rubbing shoulders with yearning acoustic ballads and droning, avant-garde instrumental experiments.
The band aim to bring more than just noise to the table. Inspired by classic American literature, existentialism and the "creeping, inevitable demise of our fragile environment", their songs weave a compelling narrative which disturb and exhilarate in equal measure. “So Unreal” examines the tragic life of novelist Billy Burroughs Jr, by way of an enormously catchy chorus, “Matadors” buries references to Ernest Hemmingway within a hail of feedback and a throbbing drum stomp, whilst “Forest Clearing” hits like a brick to the face- a short yet bone-crushingly heavy slab of rock ‘n’ roll at its most visceral.
Tender moments abound too: vocalist Biggs wrestles with the concept of being a confused outsider in a beautiful yet chaotic world on "The Periphery", whilst the pensive “Certain Collapse” showcases a Beat Generation-inspired stream-of-consciousness lyrical style.
Wrapping sheets of noise and feedback around an impossibly delicate melodic core, the many contrasting sounds on this album aptly convey the horror, beauty and desperation of modern life: that which we often choose to ignore.