Here’s a clip of us merrily skipping through ‘Tangy Fruit Shoot’, a tune from our new album, at Kozfest! It was filmed from the audience, by Rob Graves.
The highly respected barometer of leftfield and independent music, the magazine blog has again responded favourably to a Glowpeople release! A big high-five (or whatever you hep-cats do this week) to Ian Fraser for listening and spreading our large. And read the Terrascope!!!
Thanks to Mr. Pete Wibrew, we now have the raw multitrack desk recordings of our recent Kozfest set for mixing down and fiddling about with. The long months between forthcoming gigs and adventures will now be absorbed into relaxed bouts of editing, compressing and EQing etc. I’m sure we’ll have a few nice bottled and preserved moments to share. It was, after all, a very good set.
Shropshire stoners Glowpeople return with a new album that can only be described as….erm……“music for horizontal people”. Forever, Until evokes the heady early 90s of Planet Dog and Whirl-Y-Gig with an extremely chilled vibe, mixing a spacey ambience with a solid rhythmic core………more focused and less chaotic than on their previous album, Happen, Glowpeople journey into inner space with eight new fluid explorations into Ambient Dub and Future Funk………..and we want some of what they have been smoking.
Still wonderfully eclectic, Glowpeople are an archetypical Head Festival Band that chuck various musical ingredients into a big pot, let it simmer for while then check how it tastes. The new record takes in Post-Punk Crusty Dub (‘Forever’), squalling Future Funk (‘Tangy Fruit Shoot’), Ambient soundscaping (‘Swamp Doctor’) and mellow Space Jazz (‘Algebra’) as the band constructed improvised instrumentals in the studio but with enough awareness and judicious self-editing to know when to stop………..there are thankfully no drawn-out 45 minute Space Rock jams here. Glowpeople have certainly got a niche appeal to lovers of HeadMusic and are not going to be everybody’s cup of tea as you do have to kinda “commit” to listening……..it’s useful to have a ready supply of Rizla and Monster Munch on hand as this is certainly a record that makes more sense stoned. However, Forever, Until is a massive step forward compared to the previous records and Glowpeople, with more planned and structured tunes, have the ability to come up with a genius record………..but that would mean leaving off the wacky backy.
Released on the 8th August as a……err…….joint release between our favourite bonkers American label Cosmic Primitive Records (“a record label of chaos and gnarl where time is irrelevant and space is hard to find”) and the Swedish label Little Struggling Ant Records, available as a limited edition CD or digital download………………..the download is available from all the usual online digital outlets. The CD is being distributed in the UK by Steampunk Records and can get a copy from their on-line store and, of course, you can pick one up at Glowpeople’s many festival appearances/gigs.
Well, surprise surprise! Whilst searching Spotify to see whether they’d loaded the link to our forthcoming album ‘Forever, Until…’ I stumbled upon a link to our first album ‘Things…’ if you’re a Spotify user and would like a listen, click THIS – and, if you’d like to actually own the album, click THAT!
We’re sorely disappointed to have to admit defeat in trying to knit logistical conundrums into a viable solution for getting Glowpeople to September’s Onboard The Craft festival 2016. So, despite what you see on posters and websites, we won’t be playing there. Bum.
Apologies to the organisers and anybody who’d set their hearts on seeing us return there, after such a cracking set in 2015.
However… plans are afoot to create another freak out, once again with the wonderful mind bending projection art of Andy McKeown in Shropshire!
Another track from the forthcoming album gets an airing on online radio, this week.
Garry Lee’s Starship Overflow radio show’s latest edition is stock full of new psychedelic rock oddities from the likes of Astralasia, Deviant Amps, Red Spektor, Sendelica and a whole lot more. And yes, we’re in there somewhere.