Jac Berrocal, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay return to Blackest Ever Black with their first record since 2015’s Antigravity LP.
Why brings three singular but complementary pieces together on one 7″. The title track is a louche but volatile art-rock panther-stalk…a cracked jazz ode on street hassle pitched somewhere between Vince Taylor-in-exile and PiL’s Metal Box…Berrocal on vocals, a rakish, slurring stream-of-consciousness that becomes a yowl of despair; drums loose and dub-delayed; Fenech’s jagged guitar phrasing set to stun, and Epplay’s electronics set to flay. ‘Ice Exposure’ situates Bef’s mournful, muted trumpet in the sort of eerie deep-freeze ambience that characterised Antigravity, and ‘Alienor en Aout’ coaxes a gloomy poetry from affectless cold war radio broadcasts.
Why are we so strange tonight?
Limited pressing with artwork by Vincent Epplay, available to pre-order now for April 28 release.
released April 28, 2017
Recorded and mixed in Paris, Montreuil 2013-16 by David Fenech and Vincent Epplay
Jac Berrocal – trumpet, voice, organ, lyrics
David Fenech – electric guitar, drum loop, edits
Vincent Epplay – synthesizers, percussions, edits
Frieda Grünberg – voice on B2.
A1 recorded by Thibaut Javoy, Paris.
B1 recorded by David Fenech at Halle aux Cuirs, Paris.
Cover image by Vincent Epplay
Mastered and cut by Noel Summerville