audiobooks - Astro Tough CD/LP
David Wrench and Evangeline Ling – aka audiobooks – threw absolutely everything at their 2018 debut album, "Now! (in a minute)", a hectic, head-spinning blast of freewheeling freak-pop genius. On its follow-up, "Astro Tough" via Heavenly Recordings, they’ve somehow found a way to ramp things up even further, concentrating their chaotic energy and inherent weirdness into a record that’s bigger, deeper and more powerful than even its predecessor.
“The first album was a photograph of the beginnings of the project, recorded without any overall plan,” Wrench explains. "Astro Tough is more scripted, but a script that still allowed for lots of improvised scenes. There was more intention behind the songs, and a lot more refining. We weren’t precious about everything being spontaneous and a first take, like on the first record, even though some of it ended up being that. We made a lot more material for this record, but chose the tracks that best worked together as an album.”
Multi-instrumentalist and super-producer Wrench is as comfortable unleashing monolithic psychedelic wig-outs and heavy dub-driven monsters as he is crafting irresistible synth-pop bangers. Writer, vocalist and visual artist Ling is as chameleonic as she is charismatic, able to jump from detachment to rawness to aggression to tenderness to hilarity to toe-curling awkwardness, sometimes within the same song.
About this product: this releases is pressed on CD and LP formats.
The CD comes in a digisleeve with a 12-page booklet.
The LP is pressed on 'Eco Coloured' vinyl.