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The plan for The Nameless Book's second episode was to knock together a quick collection of spare tracks that were lying around on hard drives in the spring of 2020, hopefully releasing them in autumn 2020. Unfortunately a bloody great pandemic appeared, so that plan was scuppered pretty sharpish. So, stuck at home with no access to their gear they resorted to working with they had (a laptop), finding as much free software as possible and learning how to use it.
Somehow a theme emerged from the random nature of the tracks. They stayed instrumental due to not having a microphone or wanting to belt out vocals through the thin walls of their flat. There was more structure than “As The Dust...” due to the nature of DAWs, but they still were a mile away from verse-chorus-verse orthodoxy (four of them don’t even have contrasting sections).
As lockdowns came and went, more physical instruments were purchased, access to the studio was restored, and some pre-existing tracks were refurbished to fit alongside the new arrivals.
Despite the accidental theme, the tracks cover a much broader range of sounds than “As The Dust”, taking in fuzzy synth workouts, minimally intertwining melodies and dirge-like epics (some even with vocals). Each track is a little victory against the circumstances that have held their music back during the last two years so feel hard won. They approximately sit in the areas adjacent to OMD, Broadcast, Death In Vegas and Eno’s “Another Green World” but no doubt you may hear an entirely different set of influences. That’s ears for you.
released March 18, 2022
Written by S J Nelson
Recorded by The Nameless Book at home and Studio Klank
Drums on track 1 by Elliot Stubbs
Backing vocals on track 1 by Nan Turner
Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering
Inner photo by Richard McGrath
Design by Matt Ashton
Thanks to everyone who kept their heads when the world was losing theirs. Especially Kelly, Matt, Elliot, Nan, Duncan, Andy & Annie, Gareth, Lewis, Michael Buffalo
I had the pleasure of bumping into Will at the Castles In Space Levitation festival. We got chatting and he recommended this album as starting point for his label. I'm listening to it more and more and really enjoying it. Captures the spirit of a town stranded in time. Stuart Edwards