British Theatre – As The Leaves Are To The Limbs

British Theatre are an experimental electronic two piece made up of Mike Vennart and Richard Ingram, formally of Manchester’s Oceansize.

British Theatre’s second release, Dyed In The Wool Ghost, is scheduled for release on August 20th 2012 and follows on from their extraordinary debut EP that was released back in February. You can preorder Dyed In The Wool Ghost right this second from their Bandcamp and there’s even a snazzy limited edition vinyl up for grabs. If you preorder the EP you get access to two tracks immediately; The fabulous The Gift’s Demands and As The Leaves Are To The Limbs.

As The Leaves Are To The Limbs is a miraculously and unencumbered song littered with brilliance. Clocking in at 6:58 it excels at keeping itself interesting with electronic swoops and vocal twists. The addition of a drummer to the mix further pushes the band into new and exciting places as the scope of the song spreads wider and into new and unexplored places. Starting off slowly with drops of guitar against shuffling drums, the vocals then come sweeping across the sound and immediately the instrumental half comes to life, cascading drums and haunting keys loop and turn within one another to create a captivating and enthralling soundscape in which to lose yourself in. Breaks are dotted along As The Leaves Are To The Limbs allowing you moments to catch your breath and absorb the musical onslaught that you’ve just been laid waste to before a final climb of pace and energy forces the track to it’s conclusion. There’s not much music around that is as beautiful and frail as British Theatre manage to create and I recommend that you dedicate a chunk of time to immersing yourself in their world. It’s simply gorgeous yet complicatedly genius.


~ by justdip on 13/08/2012.

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