Edge of Reason




This, the band’s 2nd release for Dirter, Blabbermouth – a collaborative effort of Lu Edmonds (PiL, The Damned, The Mekons) and Mark Roberts (Godfathers, Massive Attack, D:Ream) have joined forces with poet Murray Lachlan Young for a psychedelic odyssey of groove, spoken word and all the troublesome revelations this combination is primed to unearth.

In the long tradition of The Small Faces “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake”, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band “Rawlinson End” and Lol Coxhill’s “Murder in the Air”) – Blabbermouth & Lachlan Young proudly present 10 tracks of improvised soundscapes, wild noise & tunes intertwined with Murray’s unique blend of surreal wit & cosmic comedy: Performer, writer & broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (aka, The Million Pound Poet) teams up with Blabbermouth on this occasion to cover issues at the forefront of current cultural debate. Topics include the philosophical musings of ‘Cosmology’, the existential implications of ‘Dolphins’ taking over the world and an impassioned account of the cyclical nature of Revolution and Repression in the civilisation of the Gingerbread men & women, ‘Gingerbread PPL’. Coupled with Blabbermouth’s mesmeric groove of savage post-punk, industrial soundscapes and nightmare psychedelia this has produced an album that defies the usual genre categorisations. Recorded in a single day by engineer/producer Adie Hardy and featuring guest appearances from Brix Smith (The Fall) – Albert Kuvezin (Yat-Kha) & Melanie Pappenheim, the EDGE OF REASON was slowly tweaked into being by co-producers Mark & Lu.

A lockdown video single: “And on the 7th Day” addressing the true creationist origins of the chocolate digestive biscuit miraculously emerged in April 2020. Recently, Blabbermouth have featured on the 40th anniversary album revisiting Morgan Fisher’s legendary experimental compilation of “Miniatures Two” and also feature in album by Siberian band Yat-Kha “We Will Never Die”. Murray, in 2022, has a family based fantasy-fairytale play Atom And Luna. touring England and Wales. He also is co writer of the New musical Rehab (The Musical) opening in West London.

Superbly designed (again) by Tommy Fiendish, this CD is packaged in a special mini LP gatefold sleeve, with a full colour booklet.

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Videos from the album “The Edge of Reason”:



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