Today sees the release of the incredible new album by Pye Corner Audio and the debut single on Ghost Box for Large Plants.
Entangled Routes is an awe-inspiring sci-fi epic produced by Martin Jenkins. It’s hewn from his trademark mesmeric sequences, slow dancefloor rhythms and gorgeous sound design. Out now on CD, download & streams and available to pre-order on LP. With artwork as always by Julian House, the LP comes on heavyweight vinyl with full colour inner sleeve and free download code card.
La Isla Bonita is by Large Plants, the new band of Jack Sharp (Wolf People). It’s a super heavy psych rock take on the pop classic. Out now on download & streams everywhere, and available to pre-order on 7”. The physical version is a beautiful slab of heavyweight 7” vinyl wrapped in a thick spined psike psleeve. If you order it from the Ghost Box shop, you’ll get access to a free download version.
Entangled Routes is an awe inspiring sci-fi epic produced by Martin Jenkins with his trademark mesmeric sequences, slow dancefloor rhythms and gorgeous sound design. It’s out on 26th November on LP, CD, Download and Streams. With artwork as always by Julian House, the LP comes on heavyweight vinyl with full colour inner sleeve and free download code card.
“It’s hard not to draw a Brian Eno comparison, as this is an album that manages to distil big, overarching concepts into accessible, and (above all) enjoyable soundscapes.”
Also out on the 26th is La Isla Bonita by Large Plants. Unfortunately ongoing vinyl manufacturing issues mean there is some uncertainty about the exact completion and delivery date for the 7″ single. So there will be no pre-orders for this one before the release date.
This unlikely cover version of Madonna’s perennial pop favourite first came to the attention of Ghost Box records when Large Plants front man, Jack Sharp posted it on his social media channels as an April Fool’s gag. Plenty of followers were taken in by this perfectly crafted gem that sounds uncannily like it must have always existed and predated the original.
It’s a super heavy, scuzzed up, psych sound, at the same time shot through with Mediterranean sunlight. It’s by no means a parody though; rather a respectful interpretation of a perfectly formed pop masterpiece and is officially sanctioned by the publishers, for release on this highly desirable chunk of heavyweight vinyl by Ghost box Records. The flipside is a motoring, multicoloured blues number, Please Don’t Be There for Me. Both tracks were mixed by songwriter Chris Cohen (formerly of Deerhoof & Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti).
Due out on 26th November on 7″ single and all digital channels. La Isla Bonita is the prelude to the debut album by Large Plants, The Carrier due for release in March 2021.
The band have already started touring the new material and you can catch them live at these dates:
- 23rd October: An afternoon gig at The Betsy Trotwood, Cerkenwell, supporting folk legend, Bonnie Dobson
- 27th October: The Portland Arms, Cambridge
- 5th November: The Night Owl, Finsbury Park. Shindig magazine’s Happening!
The new album from Pye Corner Audio, Entangled Routes, is the third part of a loose trilogy of albums starting with Stasis in 2016 and followed by Hollow Earth in 2019. Each album is a kind of high concept sci-fi epic, the latest instalment of which plays with the idea of mycorrhizal networks and human attempts to listen in and communicate.
Martin Jenkins builds up tension with his minimalistic synth sequences and dance floor abstractions. His masterful sound design creates a sense of awe and vast space as he takes us on a fantastic and exciting voyage from peril to redemption.
Due out on 26th November on LP, CD and all digital channels. Pre-orders open 10th November.
See Pye Corner Audio live at Electrowerkz, East London on 16th December. Tickets here.