The 12” vinyl edition of ‘Dyed In The Wool Ghost’ is now sold out. The digital version is still available over at our Bandcamp page. Hurrah!
British Theatre have made a contribution to a rather amazing album called The Exquisite Corpse Game. Read on….
The Exquisite Corpse Game
Exquisite corpse is a method by which a collection of images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence until finally the whole completed picture is revealed.
This technique invented by the Surrealists is similar to the old parlour game, Consequences, in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.
The Exquisite Corpse Game is a unique musical collaboration based on these rules, featuring Khyam Allami, Karda Estra, JG Thirlwell (Foetus/ Manorexia/ Steroid Maximus etc) Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld/ Cardiacs/ Guapo), British Theatre (Oceansize/ Biffy Clyro), Bob Drake (Thinking Plague/ 5uu’s/ The Science Group etc) Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers/ Behold The Arctopus) Dominique Leone, Appleblim, Katharine Blake (Mediaeval Baebes/ Miranda Sex Garden) Max Tundra, Mikrokosmos (Levitation/ Dark Star/ Cardiacs) Craig Fortnam (North Sea Radio Orchestra/ Arch Garrison)
Once the first ‘fold’ was recorded each artist was given only the last 20 seconds of the previous composition and had to continue by recording instrumental music in any way they saw fit.
Whether they chose to develop themes or take an obtuse 90 degree turn was entirely up to them.
Each ‘fold’ had to be a response to the 20 seconds they were given and be between one and four minutes long.
None of the contributors heard the entire piece until the final ‘fold’ had been completed
Taken individually, The Exquisite Corpse Game represents thirteen brand new, original compositions by thirteen innovative musical artists but taken as a whole the entire album has a kaleidoscopic, dream-like yet homogenous quality. Themes and ideas seem to repeat and reoccur throughout in a way that could not have been known to the contributors. There is an ebb and flow throughout that sounds both pre-concieved and deliberate.
The Exquisite Corpse Game will be released on September the 2nd but pre-orders will be shipped at least one month ahead of this date.
Fold 1: Khyam Allami
Fold 2: Karda Estra
Fold 3: JG Thirlwell
Fold 4: Kavus Torabi
Fold 5: British Theatre
Fold 6: Bob Drake
Fold 7: Weasel Walter
Fold 8: Dominique Leone
Fold 9: Appleblim
Fold 10: Katharine Blake
Fold 11: Max Tundra
Fold 12: Mikrokosmos
Fold 13: Craig Fortnam
You can pre-order the album HERE.
Hello good folks. Any vinyl ordered after the 14th Feb will take a few weeks to ship. This is because Mike and I are heading out on tour with Biffy Clyro (as session players, not BT) for a few months. So if you do order the record in the next few weeks please be patient.
Plans for new BT releases are in the works and new songs are being written, so stay with us!
Anyone who has ordered a Dyed In The Wool Ghost 12” in the last couple of weeks, please be patient as I am currently waiting for more mailing supplies to arrive. I am also away with Biffy Clyro this week so it will be next week at the earliest before they are shipped.
Hi folks, any vinyl orders received in the last week shall be posted after Xmas.
Have a sexy Xmas and an orgasmic new year.
The vinyl edition of ‘Dyed In The Wool Ghost’ should start shipping on Monday 12th/Tuesday 13th November. Hopefully I can have them all shipped by the end of the week. Again, apologies for the delays.
We are one step closer. The second test pressing has been approved and the main run is in production. Again, apologies to everyone for the delay.
Anyone who has ordered the limited edition vinyl will, I’m afraid, have to wait a little longer to get their hands on it. I admit I was rather naive about the process of having vinyl pressed and had no idea how long it would take. My apologies for this. And due to the fact that I will be away for two weeks in the middle of September, a realistic date for shipping now looks to be the beginning of October. Again, my apologies for this.