Random selection on Luisterpaal - I'm kinda into it.http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/
Erland & The Carnival Nightingale
Label: Full Time Hobby/PIAS
Rather 'Odd Pop' actually.
Step right up. Step right up. Erland And The Carnival are a folk-rock supergroup, formed as they were by multi-instrumentalist Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad And The Queen) and erstwhile Paul McCartney-collaborator David Nock (The Orb, The Cult, The Fireman) and Orcadian singer Erland Cooper. They mix traditional folk music with Americana, garage and psychedelia, and then steam-roller it with a rollicking fug of analogue Ethiopique keyboards and hypnotic effects to create an engaging, deep and beautiful procession of noise, topped majestically by Orcadian frontman Erland Cooper’s sonorous, vintage voice.
By adapting, adopting, reusing and recycling various bits of existing poetry, political dialogue, fisherwives' tales, newspaper articles and songs (as the folk tradition allows), and melding, melting and smelting them together with their own ideas, they’ve created a unique collection of engaging, swirling tracks, curious re-workings and stories that, when combined, sound like the narrative to a creepy, dreamy, ‘Olde English’ funfair. These tracks form the crux of their assured debut album which was recorded at Damon Albarn's Studio 13, and released on Full Time Hobby last January to universal acclaim.
(biog taken from A Negative Narrative)
or listen here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/qzm5
Spotify:http://open.spotify.com/user/echoclerk/ ... m9uXbyZrrB