Deleted Scenes (Felte)
Deleted Scenes is the debut album by futurist dub pop duo Standish/Carlyon, comprised of bassist/vocalist Conrad Standish and guitarist Tom Carlyon, both formerly of Australia's noir rock group Devastations.
Deleted Scenes continues the process begun on the final Devastations album Yes, U, moving away from full-band arrangements towards submerged electronic rhythms and late-night altered states. The atmosphere throughout is one of surreal chic - a sensual, ultramodern gloss disturbed by deep vibrations. In rich baritone or impressive falsetto, Standish intones dark, absurdist lyrics over the band's shimmering take on dub.
There's the pulse-quickening progression of "Moves, Moves," the spectral faux-soul of "Feb Love" (featuring vocals from Standish's wife Jonnine, one-half of HTRK), the icy grind of "Gucci Mountain," the synthetic fractured funk of "Nono/Yoyo" or the deviant denouement that is "2 5 1 1," a collaboration with Benjamin John Power of Blanck Mass and Fuck Buttons.
The album was recorded in London with Aaron Cupples and mastered by the iconic Denis Blackham, who was worked with everyone from Brian Eno to Pan Sonic.
Standish/Carlyon have played Belgium's Sonic City Festival and All Tomorrow's Parties' Australian incarnation I'll Be Your Mirror. They will play select shows in the U.S. in the coming months.
Deleted Scenes will be released May 14th (USA) and 13th (UK/EU) on Felte and in Australia by Chapter Music May
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