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by Smiling Strange

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Side A 20:01
Side B 20:02


Smiling Strange has been one of our favourite artists since waaaay back in the early days of LIquid Library - they actually contributed a song to out first ever compilation. The latest collection-as-collage is yet another slice of fried gold, as to be expected.

Recorded 95% on Tascam 4-track and then stitched together in Audacity into 2 side-length slabs, Smiling Strange continues to explore the signature guided-by-voices-as-ambient-noise sound. Somehow melding anthemic alterna-rock with musique concrete to produce something that is both catchy as hell and totally ignorable (in a furniture-music kind of way). It's harsh and crackly, but also soothing and warm. It's pop music with outsider sensibilities (or possibly the other way round). It's a collection of songs, but also a sprawling free-improv quilt. A singular aesthetic that is at once familiar and original.

Don't ever change, Smiling Strange.


released July 15, 2019


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Liquid Library Bristol, UK

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