OUT NOW: Psychological Strategy Board

BUY THE LIMITED EDITION LP HERE OR FROM ALL GOOD REAL AND DIGITAL STORES.

We are delighted to present the debut album by Psychological Strategy Board – the soundtrack to director Richard Kovitch’s film about the incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, ‘An Exorcism’.

Stream the full album over at The Quietus now.

“forcibly unsettling… disturbing… a lot like Throbbing Gristle reduced to little more than ground-up synths and ominous, snarling impulses” – Electronic Sound Magazine

“the uncanny is portrayed as dark wonder” – The Wire

“I love it, I think it’s a classic. And like reggae, there is a dubbed quality to the tapes that warrants repeated listening. I find the textures highly intriguing; how their shapes and contours are formed out of loquacious sound design that seems more by chance than design, but totally random (genius) and hence genuine. It’s like a collection of words that needs to be read as a whole to make sense of it, instead of skimming for specifics. This album comes very highly recommended!” – Fluid Radio

“As the synths bubble and burn, one thinks of synapses firing, of wild ideas created in a manic phase, of the frenzy to write them down.  At first the tones are rounded like beeps.  By the end they are fraying at the edges.  Dark, measured breaths appear in the background: the monster is in control.” – A Closer Listen

“Dank rumblings and slow churns reminiscent of Throbbing Gristle nudge against hovering dissonance and creeping fear chords. Spurts of electronic dislocation bubble and fizz over thick ripples of amorphous, atonal synth sound, hissing static and whispering winds. Sonorous low-end notes resonate, hanging in the air before they slowly decay, submerged by tense undulations. The atmosphere is dark, ominous, unsettling, but not oppressive.” – Aural Aggravation

“Theirs is a crafted vibe that fuels plenty of further investigation into this artist’s work — the highest compliment that any soundtrack can pay to its subject matter” – Freq

Paul Snowdon (Time Attendant) and Maybury played, recorded and manipulated live performances (using synths, electronic boxes and laptop) to create unique, often unsettling soundscapes inspired by the work of Penny Slinger.

LESSONS – OUT NOW

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LESSONS is a new collection feat. 25 F&F artists to celebrate 10 years of the Front & Follow label and warm our cockles in these troubling times. Check out The Quietus for more info.

“if it had to be classified at all, [LESSONS] could be described as adventurous, rather than focussing on any specific genre. This has been the label’s great strength over the years: doing things that seem to make some kind of sense at the time and largely being proven right – or at the very least interesting – along the way.” – The Quietus

Go grab it from us hereBoomkatNorman RecordsForced Exposure in the US and lots of other places.

Pre-order it HERE.

Alongside Lessons, we are releasing Kemper Norton’s contribution (Stannum) on lathe cut 10” clear vinyl.

Kemper’s track takes 10 samples from 10 tracks by 10 artists from 10 F&F releases across the 10 years of the label to create a new piece.

We have pressed 10 copies, and each will be sold for £10,000 each. Buy it HERE.

 

Burrowed into the Soft Sky

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We are delighted to herald the return of The Doomed Bird of Providence, who present their third album Burrowed into the Soft Sky – this time discarding Mark Kluzek’s vocals in favour of two twenty minute instrumentals that continue Kluzek’s obsessive and singular foray into early Australian colonial history.

Pre-order the album on vinyl (and DL) HERE or HERE.

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The Blow Volume 2 – Time Attendant & Howlround OUT NOW

Front and Follow present the second in a new series of split releases bringing together two of our most loved artists. Volume 2 features the mighty talents of Time Attendant and Howlround.

‘The Blow’ project brings two artists together to formulate a collaborative release of their own making. Each artist has a side of audio (approx.. 30-45 mins in length) to do whatever they want with. The two artists are encouraged to work together on the release, but the length and depth of this collaboration is completely up to them and agreed on a release-by-release basis – there are no set parameters, no fancy rules, no memorandum of understanding, no initiation ceremonies.

OUT NOW – BUY FROM BANDCAMP & THE F&F SHOP.
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Shape Worship – A City Rewritten


Available to download NOW for free or pay-what-you-fancy – go HERE!

In the latest in a series of projects bringing together recent releases and a range of new artists, Front & Follow present A City Rewritten, featuring reinterpretations of Shape Worship’s A City Remembrancer from Laura Cannell, Pye Corner Audio, Eva Bowan, Hoofus, Kemper Norton and Lutine.

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Front & Follow present The Blow

We are delighted (obviously) to announce a new project on Front & Follow, called The Blow. Over the course of the next year (and perhaps beyond) we’ll be releasing a series of collaborations between some of our favourite artists.  We are kicking off with Volume 1 by IX Tab and Hoofus in July, and Volume 2 will follow in the autumn by Time Attendant and Howlround.

**Pre-order now from the F&F shop and bandcamp**

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Introducing Died of Love – the Lutine remixes

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Front and Follow present a new collection from Lutine, featuring reinterpretations of their 2014 album White Flowers.

**OUT NOW – GET IT HERE**

Buy the original (ltd edition CD) album White Flowers HERE.

Died of Love features Laura Cannell, Sarah Angliss & Stephen Hiscock, Michael Tanner, Kemper Norton, Bela Emerson, Shape Worship, Oliver Coates and Pete Wiggs. Continue reading