Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Lake Ruth - Actual Entity (Album Release)

Lake Ruth - Dr. Snow And The Broad Street Pump.

Background promo - Lake Ruth was formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Hewson Chen of The New Lines, drummer Matt Schulz and vocalist Allison Brice, best known for her prior work with UK groups The Eighteenth Day of May and The Silver Abduction.

With a unique sound rooted in 1960s experimentation, the trio blends elements of baroque pop, pysch, kraut, jazz and electronic music – resulting in rhythmically propulsive tunes, rich with multilayered guitars, modular synths and atmospheric vocals. The nine songs of 'Actual Entity' are highly varied in style yet sonically cohesive, ranging from cinematic Italian soundscapes and post-C86 pop anthems to delicate English folk songs and extended motorik jams.

The album's title 'Actual Entity' is a reference to the Process Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and alludes to the fluid nature of reality. Its nine songs are populated with a collection of marginal characters – the dispossessed, the isolated and the dead. An artificial intelligence losing its mind during an endless winter. A necromancer unable to raise the dead. The revolt of nature against industrialism. The ghost of a vengeful mother forever hunting down her daughter's murderer. A Victorian physician desperate to save a dying community.

The Stereo LP (cat: 132) is available from the label The Great Pop Supplement (Spacemen 3, Dean & Britta, Wooden Shjips) in a limited edition pressing of 400 (released 24th June 2016), and available for streaming and download via all major digital distributors.

'Dr. Snow And The Broad Street Pump' is one of nine, really fine songs on the new album 'Actual Entity', (there's also a video for this song which will be added to our BeeVids page). The band cover a lot of musical territory with this album, sometimes it's quite retro, with sixties psychedelic vibes coming to mind, then there's a more modern chamber pop feel on some songs, then if you add folk flavours through to layered synthy music, we start to build the overall picture. It's a treasure trove of beautiful songs, the background above is pretty much spot on, as the old cliche goes - if you like the featured song , you'll love the album.


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