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Memorial - Memorial Waterslides (Limited Edition Pink Vinyl)

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  • Released:  04.10.2024
  • Label:  Fire Records
  • Catalogue No:  FIRELP766
  • Barcode:  809236176615

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‘Memorial Waterslides’ is the debut album from MEMORIALS, the duo consisting of Verity Susman and Matthew Simms (previously of Electrelane and Wire). This is an otherworldly, surrealist pop record that is both timeless and timely, displaying a rare mix of classic song writing and avant-garde attitudes. MEMORIALS create panoramic pop that draws on both the familiar and the strange, while also treading new ground.

With their playful and experimental style, combined with a love of good tunes, they sit comfortably alongside Broadcast, Portishead, Arthur Russell, The Velvet Underground, Yo La Tengo and Tortoise. The album is awash with imagery evoking a lost future, a veiled present and a daydreamed past, each song playing a role in creating a swirling, widescreen atmosphere, the listener taken along for the ride. 

Produced entirely by the two of them, the sound of the record was inspired by the reel-to-reel tape experiments they first played around with onstage as they began to develop their multi-layered recordings for live performances as a duo. 

Following their acclaimed 2023 soundtracks ‘Women Against The Bomb’ and ‘Tramps!’, a European tour with Stereolab (they’ve been called “Stereolab’s evil twin”) and a new music commission from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Verity and Matthew arrived at MEMORIALS in reverse, escaping their soundtracking day jobs to create cosmic journeys through the garden shed into psychedelic rock, far-out folk and wild analogue electronics.

Tracklist

1. Acceptable Experience 

2. Lamplighter 

3. Cut It Like A Diamond 

4 Name Me 

5. Memorial Waterslide II 

6. Book Stall 

7. False Landing 

8. Horse Head Pencil 

9. I Have Been Alive 

10. The Politics of Whatever

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