BLABBERMOUTH HöRSPIEL DPROMLP145
We are delighted to announce the first full length release from Blabbermouth.
For the uninitiated, this is a project from Lu Edmonds (PiL, Mekons, The Damned et al.) and Mark Roberts (The Godfathers, D-Ream, Neneh Cherry et al.) – a multilingual spoken word album, a musical hear-play (“hörspiel”) exploring the underbelly of modern life, alternative histories and the allegedly imminent take-over of the world by AI.
In a loose nod to German radio-plays of the 1920s, the album 'Hörspiel’ uses semi-random texts culled from the Interweb, performed by synthetic speech-robots using questionable online machine translations (Chinese, Russian, French, English, Tuvan, Japanese, German, Hindi, Spanish, Turkish etc.) while Blabbermouth provide a soundtrack of ambient, industrial, pop, world, folk, free improv soundscape & post-punk.
The LP is was cut & pressed by The Vinyl Factory in the UK, probably the best pressing plant in the world, and packaged in a beautiful “60’s style” gloss laminated sleeve with outer glue flaps, and printed inner. It’s limited to 500 copies worldwide.
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Lu Edmonds – (UK) guitar, saz, cümbüs, bVox
The Damned 1977, Kirsty MacColl 1978, '3 Mustaphas 3' 1982, The Waterboys 1983, Mekons & Shriekback 1984,
John Lydon's PiL 1986 + 2018, Yat-Kha 1992, Billy Bragg 1994, Lol Coxhill 2000, Babar Luck 2004, les Triaboliques
& Raz3 2007 + one-offs: e.g. Laurie Anderson, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited, Alaap, Yusuf Islam etc.
Mark Roberts – (UK) Drums,Synths
The Godfathers 1991, D-Ream 1993, DJ RAP 2000, Babar Luck + one-off albums, tours & sessions: Youssou n'Dour
/ Neneh Cherry (“7 seconds”), Massive Attack, Peter Bruntnell, Bay City Rollers etc.
Also Featuring: Yat-Kha throat-singer Albert Kuvezin – (Siberia), the Mekons singer Sally Timms, Istanbul diva
Brenna MacCrimmon (Canada), the Mekons Rico Bell on accordion, the legendary Henry Cow Tim Hodgkinson on klarnet, Ken Hyder on percussion, ex-Magazine guitarist Ben Mandelson (UK) hawaiian guitar and Robert Plant guitarist Justin Adams on guitar solos. Mixing & Microphones by Adie Hardy (Unit2 studios ACTON).