Bugskull - Communication

Communication

Bugskull

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 10 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 10 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 10 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Bugskull - Communication

Flashback to 1997 and in the world of underground droning weirdness, Bugskull were heavyweight champions. The revolving cast of characters always centered around Sean Byrne. He concocted buckets full of syrupy delights that encompassed everything from electronica, post-rock, dub, noise and endless pop hooks. Byrne was joined by multi-instrumentalist Brendan Bell and percussionist James Yu throughout the latter half of the '90s, taking Bugskull from bedroom wonder to full-blown magic carpet band. Bugskull released records and singles on some of the great experimental labels of the day such as Road Cone, Scratch, and Shrimper. I can safely say that as I was discovering experimental music during my mid & late teens, Bugskull were one of my all-time favorite bands.

The last album Byrne released was in 2002, "The Big White Cloud," which followed-up the acclaimed "Distracted Snowflake" duology. During the late '90s, Byrne recorded a third album that extended the themes of the "Snowflake" records. Due to label issues and disputes, this third album never came out until now, almost ten years later. "Communication" is the bookend to the hypnotic reverie created by "Distracted Snowflake" volumes 1 & 2. With layers of organ and synth floating like cotton candy on top of dub and hip-hop infused beats, Byrne is in top form.

"Communication" isn't so much a lost album as it is confirmation of a legacy and declaration of intent. Bugskull is back. From the tribal beach vibes of "High Steppin' II" right down to the drenched bones of the droning, black river sonics of "Subterranean Life," this album brings everything that made Bugskull so great and concentrates it on two sides of vinyl. Upbeat, fast-moving synth lines bob and move in minimal electronic waves while violins moan on "Squeaky Bagpipe." The title track is an exercise in restraint as Byrne uses turntables and molasses-paced guitars to the listener into a false sense of serenity, only to be drowned in opiates and put to bed by "Pondlife." Whether he's created simple, deceptive trips with sparse, but effective rhythmic cues or is just wallowing in the aural beauty of sine tones and synth drones, Byrne doesn't ever let up.

For those who have been as big of fans I have through the years, you probably never thought another Bugskull album would show up on the horizon. I know I didn't. But after seven years of waiting for something fresh, it's all worth it in the end to start the journey from scratch.

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGID002DD)
  1. Bugskull - Floppy Drive
  2. Bugskull - High Steppin' II
  3. Bugskull - Hazy Window
  4. Bugskull - Remarkably Human
  5. Bugskull - Exposed Wires
  6. Bugskull - Squeeky Bagpipe
  7. Bugskull - Communication
  8. Bugskull - Pondlife
  9. Bugskull - Subeterranean Life
  10. Bugskull - What's That Light?

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Floppy Drive 2m 42s £0.75
2 High Steppin' II 3m 34s £0.75
3 Hazy Window 3m 49s £0.75
4 Remarkably Human 3m 51s £0.75
5 Exposed Wires 5m 59s £0.75
6 Squeeky Bagpipe 2m 56s £0.75
7 Communication 6m 3s £0.75
8 Pondlife 3m 45s £0.75
9 Subeterranean Life 4m 26s £0.75
10 What's That Light? 2m 41s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Floppy Drive 2m 42s £0.75
2 High Steppin' II 3m 34s £0.75
3 Hazy Window 3m 49s £0.75
4 Remarkably Human 3m 51s £0.75
5 Exposed Wires 5m 59s £0.75
6 Squeeky Bagpipe 2m 56s £0.75
7 Communication 6m 3s £0.75
8 Pondlife 3m 45s £0.75
9 Subeterranean Life 4m 26s £0.75
10 What's That Light? 2m 41s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Floppy Drive 2m 42s £0.75
2 High Steppin' II 3m 34s £0.75
3 Hazy Window 3m 49s £0.75
4 Remarkably Human 3m 51s £0.75
5 Exposed Wires 5m 59s £0.75
6 Squeeky Bagpipe 2m 56s £0.75
7 Communication 6m 3s £0.75
8 Pondlife 3m 45s £0.75
9 Subeterranean Life 4m 26s £0.75
10 What's That Light? 2m 41s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99