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Rats On Rafts - Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths (DINKED EDITION)


LP: £24.99

Label: Fire Records

Release date: 22.09.2020

Format Info: Dark green vinyl LP in deluxe origami sleeve

Extras: DINKED EDITION (Bonus 7 inch)

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The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together. A psyche-fuelled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed.The ‘third chapter’ refers to the last five years that the Dutch band have spent creating their“difficult” third album. Each song spins a yarn; there are plagues, dreams, wind and fire, ‘mythical’ characters, and the search for the secret government warehouse. Lead single, Tokyo Music Experience, resonates with a conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of Japanese super-productivity; a mesmerising mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the-hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with theparty!Having been described as creating “underground noise with a bracing, warped pop appeal” (Mojo), their new album is a coming-of-age post-classic with a unique worldview -inspired by Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) Scott Walker (3 & 4), Moondog (Elpmas), White Noise (An Electric Storm) and Beach Boys (Smile).If their previous effort (Tape Hiss) was their very own sketch of a sketch for an incomplete concept album, a noisy reaction to their previous life, then ‘Excerpts From Chapter 3..’, with all its interlaced intricacies, is the realisation of their transition from punk-spiked-pop to psyche-pop protagonists.Evolving, testing, infectious...

Track Listing


Side A

1 Prologue: Rain

2 A Trail Of Wind And Fire

3 Second Born Child

4 Tokyo Music Experience

5 The Rise And Fall Of The Plague

6 Another Year

Side B

7 Fragments

8 The Disappearance Of Dr. Duplicate

9 Excerpt Taken From Chapter 3

10 Where Is My Dream?

11 Part One: The Long Drought

12 Part Two: Crossing The Desert

13 Epilogue: Big Poisonous Shadows

Bonus 7": 1. Tokyo Music Experience (Single Edit)

2. Osaka

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