Black Country, New Road – For The First Time - 2021 Exp Prog Post Punk - Sealed LP

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Black Country, New Road – For The First Time

Label: Ninja Tune – ZEN269, Ninja Tune – ZEN269LR
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Europe
Barcode (Scanned): 5054429142396
LP with white paper inner sleeve and 12 inch lyric booklet. Includes download code.
Catalogue number ZEN269 appears on the hype sticker.
Pressed By – MPO
Lacquer Cut at – Electric Mastering
Lacquer Cut By – Guy's ELECTRIC
Released: 2021
Genre: Rock
Style: Experimental, Post-Punk
A1 Instrumental
A2 Athens, France
A3 Science Fair
B1 Sunglasses
B2 Track X
B3 Opus
Performer [Back Country New Road are] – Charlie Wayne (3), Georgia Ellery, Isaac Wood, Lewis Evans (5), Luke Mark, May Kershaw, Tyler Hyde
."When Black Country, New Road perform live, any member of the septet can take the spotlight. No sooner than a bassline has rumbled in, an antic guitar riff grabs the mic, followed by another, each slipping into conversation before working up a temper. Keys tumble from swooshing violins into the abyss of a tooting saxophone. Off to one side, a figure recites chronicles of youthful arrogance and sexual dysfunction, like Nick Cave if he read Twitter instead of the Bible. Their handiwork is hammered together by what sounds like a supercut of prog-rock drum solos.
On record, the London-based group’s pounding heart is unmistakably Isaac Wood. The 22-year-old wordsmith commands the studio while enunciating lyrics with a pompous-prefect quiver. Hearing their recordings for the first time, you might oscillate between irritation and intrigue. You might cringe, then cringe harder, almost enjoying it this time. It may feel like catching a sworn enemy at an open-mic night and realizing, aghast, that he is destined for brilliance.
Paradoxically, it is Wood’s mercurial character—his flamboyant self-scrutiny, deft comic instinct, immunity to embarrassment—that anchors the mania of Black Country, New Road’s debut album For the first time. Their portentous crescendos and surges of Jewish klezmer music set the pace, making post-rock sound improbably carnivalesque. That none of their experiments feel gimmicky speaks to a diverse and inquisitive musicianship; violinist Georgia Ellery, for one, also plays in outfits like the pliable pop duo Jockstrap and a wily ensemble called the Happy Bagel Klezmer Orkester. As with contemporaries Squid, Black Country, New Road are releasing their debut on a vaunted electronic label, escaping the constraints—whether symbolic or actual—of the indie-rock ecosystem." (pitchfork) 
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Condition New
Format LP
Label Ninja Tune
Color Black