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Further Vexations is our artistic response to 21st century rat on your neighbour smokefree Britain. It is an attempt to capture and express our emotional frustrations, and the trials and tribulations of living in an un-democratic surveillance society. The seeds of nihilist despair and apathy are well and truly sown amongst the citizens of Airstrip One. We’ve helplessly watched with mounting horror, while the government trashed the country, signed away its sovereignty to Brussels (with a flourish of a specially minted silver pen), sold off precious national industries and assets at next to bargain basement prices, and indulged itself with two utterly pointless wars which it couldn’t afford. We were promised a vote. A referendum. A chance to change things but an unelected politician chancellor man decided not to bother. To say we are pissed off about it, would be an understatement.
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Purchase Further Vexations on CD or Triple 180gram Vinyl – First 100 orders from Duststore come with:
The Black Dog Live At Bozar 21/03/09 CDr. SOLD OUT
This is an exclusive 1hr live ambient set and will never be released commercially or as a free download.
Mastered By The Black Dog. Each copy signed by a member of The Black Dog. Each copy hand numbered.
Limited Triple 180gram Vinyl Edition SOLD OUT
The Triple Vinyl version is something special, pre-mastered at Dogma Towers, Mastered and Cut By Simon Francis and pressed on 180gram vinyl. Sleeve artwork from the fantastic Dust, hand screen printed, hand numbered and limited to 500 copies.
Please note that the album does NOT ship until 27/04/09 but demand will be high so we advise you get your order in sharpish.
After the cerebral trampoline of last year’s Radio Scarecrow, The Black Dog humped a punishing gigging schedule which has galvanised them into a more floor-friendly follow-up, but with an underlying message attacking increasingly-Orwellian Government tactics and public complacency at how our lives are monitored and controlled. This punk-style discontent manifests in the pressure cooker grooves underpinning piledriving tech-kneesups like ’0093′ and ‘We Are Haunted’, the mix of boiling anger in the complex rhythms and spatial beauty of the strings often recalling Underground Resistance.
Seething emotions soar in tracks like ‘Stempel’ and ‘CCTV Nation’, the pounding grooves and intertwining textures swelling into glorious meteor-storms of rafter-swinging proportions which sometimes manage to enter the realms of avant classical. ‘You’re Only SQL’ carves a monolithic acid-funk path slashed with eerie strings and ‘Tunnels Ov Set’ hammers a slo-mo industrial dub-crash soundscape which closes the album on a suitably-ominous note. The timeless Dog have produced a work of astounding vision, terrible beauty and merciless dancefloor carnage, cocking a leg to techno glory once more but squirting out possibly their most complete work yet. Not mincing words, Further Vexations ranks among the great UK electronic albums.
The vinyl for Further Vexations came early this morning and is now safely stored at Dust Towers, ready to be packed when the sleeves have been hand screened and numbered. Each piece of vinyl will be packed by hand by a member of The Black Dog, the things we do for the love of vinyl
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We are pleased to announce that our latest album is being mastered and will drop on 09/04/09 on Soma. More news, website and samples to follow.
The Black Dog – Further Vexations
1. Biomantric L-if-e
3. Phil: Because Ov, indeed
4. You’re Only SQL
5. We Are Haunted
6. CCTV Nation
8. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 1]
9. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 2]
10. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 3]
11. Skin Clock
12. Dada Mindstab
13. Tunnels Ov Set
14. Later Vexations
15. Kissing Someone Else’s D.O.G