Fire Records Announce ‘Lost Library’ EP Out 24th November + Reveal First Track From Noveller – John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’
Noveller – ‘The Thing’ audio:
“Brutalist electronics flecked with claustrophobic guitar, it’s pushes Noveller’s work into the realm of horror.” Clash
Featuring music from Noveller, Virginia Wing/Jane Weaver and Death And Vanilla
If you simultaneously pull the correct two albums from the wall-to-wall collection, the wall spins in true Hammer Horror style to reveal a secret passage that leads to the Lost Library, an eclectic shadowy domain where the audio is unique and ubiquitous. This isn’t music found on the high street – it’s a secret passion purveyed by those lost in sound in need of a soundtrack beyond Spotify.
In the Lost Library you will find music like nothing else. Take three examples:
The first from this exotic space features an eerie homage to a private press album that’s unobtainable, Danish and created by the hands of a man responsible for fermenting new age music, the mysterious Klaus Schønning. He produced Suzanne Menzel’s long lost ‘Goodbyes And Beginnings’ album in 1981. It’s a pre-genre dreampop variation delivered by Virginia Wing joined by the wonderful Jane Weaver. A marriage of meandering majesty.
That is followed by the menacing ambience of John Carpenter’s self-penned opening mélange to his claustrophobic epic The Thing delivered by the evocative sepulchral string-bending drone of Noveller. It’s a sound that represents the brooding human-inhabiting menace that The Thing’s cast unlock when an alien catapulted to earth finally thaws out. No-one is safe.
And, to conclude, why not re-imagine tradition; think what would happen if you took a song of Aaron-sweatered folk legend and turned it into a piece of echoey soft-to-the-touch analogue minimalism. You might add esoteric instrumentation, take nothing for granted and deliver the iconic guitar virtuoso Bert Jansch’s ‘Moonshine’ as an all-new glinting piece of melancholy. Too late, Swedish duo,Death And Vanilla has already done it. And it’s a haunting three minutes that never evaporates.