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1612 Underture

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  • Audio CD (20 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Finders Keepers Records
  • ASIN: B008NXVD7U
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

The collaborative reactions of Adrian Flannagan (Kings Have Long Arms), actress Maxine Peake (‘Shameless’ / ‘Silk’) and Dean Hohner (I Monster) - under the umbrella moniker The Eccentronic Research Council - take their collective experiences in theatre, music technology, television, pop cultural archiving and radio to reimagine a time and place, barren of authority and religious faith, where the unified working classes and alternative thinkers are mocked and persecuted at the hands of a flawed and paranoid government and monarchy. As The Eccentronic Research Council recognise, “Socially and politically things haven’t changed so much in 400 years, people are poor again and have to do bad things too eat, individuals who don't fit in are still beaten down with bats, and there are hypothetical witch hunts all around us.” Stylistically, The ERC opt for a vast array of mechanical music machines and synthesised effects to create this conceptual non-populist pop using analogue and acoustic equipment alongside tape manipulation, vocalisations and spoken word, remaining faithful to a pre-digital and unpredictable era taking cues from Mort Garson, Suzanne Ciani, Sorel Hayes, Joe Meek, Daphne Oram, JP Massiera and Delia Derbyshire amongst others. Conceived with the same ambitions and goals as an electronic Smithsonian Folkways record, ‘1612 Underture’ is a concept album that aims to reevaluate and positively recontextualise an important historical and cultural feminine incident, but also hopes to encourage listeners to rethink how they process modern folk and popular music 400 years after the events in the eye of this project’s unique subject matter. Released to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, which should bring with it plenty of fanfare and live events.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Ferdinand on 19 Jan. 2013
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I purchased this after seeing the group on BBC2's culture show. The words are great (if a bit naive sometimes) and the music is different which I like, although it does go on a bit in one song. It's good to hear the message that to be eccentric, poor, non-conventional doesn't mean you're inferior. Not a new message but not heard much currently when to be rich (or to act and look like rich people) is what seems to matter. I like unconventional so I listen to this often and it makes me smile (laugh in places). I would be interested to hear more from The ERC.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gary briggs on 4 April 2014
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all good, quick service with no problems. good value and interesting story on album good production and sound recording. fine.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Holdstock on 1 Nov. 2012
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I saw this album featured on BBC 2's Culture Show and was fascinated, and wanted to find out more. I decided to buy a copy as an MP3 download, however unlike my previous Amazon MP3 purchases which have been very simple to download, this proved a complete nightmare as my Norton Anti-virus software kept blocking the Amazon Installer.... I had to download all 14 tracks individually in the end, but through mendacity and a degree of deviousness I got it, and I am enjoying listening to it so far. The opening track Autobahn 666 reminds me of Paul Rooney's brilliant `Lucy Over Lancashire' ... looking forward to hearing the rest of it, but Amazon, get your download software fixed
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