Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Have You Had Your Spazz Out Today?

If you're anything like me, you've probably spent untold hours wondering what if Broken Social Scene were Scottish and really into uppers. Well, wonder no longer because The Spolkestra has the answers to all of those questions and more. The group is comprised of an art-pop collective known as the Transgressive North, "the most vitalic new artistic community in Scotland, uniting musicians, poets, fine artists and film-makers across the UK and beyond." Plus, they put together one freakish mess of musical genius when they put their minds to it.

The following track, "SOIL," is from their debut CD, Open Arms. It's a frantic mess, but in the best possible way. Each individual seemingly is playing in a room by his or herself, but the combined anarchy just seems to fit perfectly.

The Spolkestra are currently working on a new album, Everything is New, with Dalit children in southeast India. The album will feature guest appearances from Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound/Deerhunter), and Jarvis Cocker, with a scheduled release for sometime in 2009.

mp3: SOIL



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