Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Recommended music: 'Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust' by The Asphodells

If you're not familiar with the name, this is the new project from Andrew Weatherall, who's paired up with Timothy J Fairplay to put out this debut album on the Rotters Golf Club label.

It's a surprisingly varied album that leaves behind Weatherall's more recent rock'n'roll leanings and harks back to an 80s post-punk and electro sound. There are dub moments, bits of early OMD, New Order and all sorts of other influences on display, but they combine in a satisfying way to make a record that seems at one familiar and warm, but with enough nooks and crannies for you to explore it for many listens to come. Occasionally some of the tracks begin to sound like Weatherall remixes of other people's songs, but he's one of the best remixers in the world so even that's no bad thing.

If you want to buy the cd it's album of the week at Rough Trade here and you can also get the cd from Rotters Golf Club here, or the download for the bargain price of a fiver with 3 extra tracks from them here.

The album is accompanied by a single 'Beglammered' - you can watch the video for that below.

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