The Left Outsides - There Is A Place (Cardinal Fuzz - Ltd 250 Pressing) BLACK VINYL LAST 3 COPIES
£15.50 / Sold Out
**PRE ORDER - RELEASE DATE 20TH OCTOBER**
250 PRESSING - OF WHICH 100 ARE COLOUR VINYL
FOR UK POSTAGE SELECT UK
FOR EUROPEAN POSTAGE (INCLUDING RUSSIA) SELECT FRANCE AS YOUR POSTAGE DESTINATION
FOR THE USA AS YOUR POSTAGE DESTINATION
FOR AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / JAPAN PLEASE SELECT AUSTRALIA AS YOUR SHIPPING DESTINATION
FOR CANADA SELECT CANADAThe Left Outsides, Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton, are a husband and wife duo based in London, England whose atmospheric, hypnotic songs echo Nico’s icy European folk, pastoral psychedelia and chilly English fields at dawn. Originally released as a strictly cassette-only album on Eggs In Aspic in 2017's 'There Is A Place' takes its inspiration from the forest, with the LP made up of new compositions as well as reworked recordings the band wrote and performed for Gus Alvarez's film, Stand & Deliver. "In a woodland clearing lies the body of a young woman. A sharp intake of breath - she is alive. What happened last night? Into the woods she searches for answers"... Press quotes:
This album successfully marries the bleary narcotic dream-pop ethic of Grouper and Beach House (check out the truly stunning 'One Step At A Time') with the more familiar drone-folk / pastoral excursions, most of which ('Time Makes A Fool Of Us All', 'The Creeping Fog') play out like some weird Anglo-Gothic film soundtrack, but are kept in balance by a gorgeous and inspired reading of Jack Frost's 'Civil War Lament'.
Textura Magazine (Canada)
"The brooding instrumental 'Cry of the Hunter' eases the listener in on a dramatic note with mournful expressions of strings, guitar, and wordless vocalizing punctuated by piano chords, the piece resembling at times a meditative King Crimson improv from the early ‘70s"........
"The lush but all too brief ‘Into The Deep’ persists with the shadowy subject matter, before the shards of guitar, mournful sawing and cavernous, wordless vocals on ‘Time Makes A Fool Of Us All’ (a sentiment I’m constantly reminded of these days) provides a genuinely transcendent moment. If this doesn’t make the hairs on your arms stand up then please accept my congratulations on an exfoliation job overdone. You’ll be jolted back into the room (or wherever takes your listening pleasure) courtesy of the sharply anachronistic ‘odd chapter’ here, characterised by the exquisite, sixties-style psych pop harmonies of ‘Under Noonday Sun’. By contrast, ‘The House Of The Stone Bell’ (you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the eponymous track as the album title crops up a few times in the lyrics) exudes an achingly wistful longing and an arrangement and melody to cry for".
Echoes And Dust
"Their music has the ability to cause a displacement in your mind as a haunting otherness seeps through. It’s European but essentially old English folk, giving a curious mismatch of ideas. That they can pull this together in such rapturous beauty as on their previous release, The Shape Of Things To Come is all the more remarkable."
Days of Purple and Orange
"Opener 'Cry Of The Hunter' is the aural equivalent of The Wicker Man - haunting drones and ethereal vocals that convey the superstitious folklore of the English countryside.....The album as a whole is gorgeous....rich drones, thoughtful lyrics and the vocals, both Mark and Alison, are sumptuous. It is a lysergically charged bucolic delight!"