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Braindrops

GENRE(S): Rock

STYLE(S): Noise, Alternative Rock

Condition: New & Sealed

Regular price $25.99
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Facts

UPC

753936904378

Decade Recorded

Format

Speed

Vinyl Weight

Disc Quantity

1

Vinyl Color

Neon Magenta

Album Preview

Tracklist & audio may vary from the vinyl version

Description

I've invented fake news as a genre of music," Gareth Liddiard observes with a laugh. Heʼs talking about "Maria 63", the closing track on Tropical F*** Stormʼs sophomore LP Braindrops. The song takes aim at the once-marginalized alt-right conspiracy theories that now seem to be a driving force behind the rise of fascism in global politics. "It may be the most stupid song ever written," Liddiard jokes. Heʼs wrong, "Maria 63" is emblematic of Tropical F*** Stormʼs keen ability to mine the extreme edge of pop cultureʼs periphery for potent musical and conceptual spice. 

  Tropical F*** Storm have achieved a uniquely off-kilter sound on Braindrops. Liddiard partly credits this to the groupʼs use of unconventional equipment, "We use lots of techno gear to make rock and roll because rock and roll gear is boring, and all sounds like Led Zeppelin." Liddiardʼs own description of Tropical F*** Stormʼs sound is nearly as interesting and evocative as the music itself. He describes the LPʼs title track as "Fela Kuti in a car crash," and talks of creating a sonic atmosphere that "sounds like chloroform smells" for "Maria 62". A recurring theme on Braindrops concerns the various ways the human brain can be manipulated and controlled for exploitative gain. The bracing "The Planet of Straw Men" is a study of human behavior inside the social media comments section, a place where otherwise reasonable people are seen gleefully engaging in psychotic chest-thumping rhetoric. Listening to Braindrops is a jarring and exhilarating experience, full of pulsating grooves, dissonant experimentation, and unsettling dystopian plot-lines. Braindrops is an unrelenting work, from an unrelenting musical ensemble. 

Tracklist

Side A
  1. Paradise
  2. The Planet Of Straw Men
  3. Who's My Eugene?
  4. The Happiest Guy Around
  5. Maria 62
Side B
  1. Braindrops
  2. Aspirin
  3. Desert Sands Of Venus
  4. Maria 63

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