broken springs & death dances

  • Format: CD
  • Cat: AR229
  • Released: 14 July 2017
  • Genre:
    • ,Folk
    • ,Drone
    • ,Experimental
    • ,
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Dead Rat Orchestra release their sixth (and arguably their best) live album, recorded on 28 October 2015, on the final date of their UK tour as guests of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The DRO performed as a duo of Robin Alderton and Nathaniel Mann, joined by Thierry Amar on double bass on the last night of the tour, for a rabble-rousing version of The Black Procession.

An album of 18th century ballads for 21st century professionals, exploring timeless themes of corruption and abuse of power, with songs about stock market manipulation and advice on how to end an inappropriate workplace relationship.

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An album of 18th century ballads for 21st century professionals, exploring timeless themes of corruption and abuse of power, with songs about stock market manipulation and advice on how to end an inappropriate workplace relationship.

In October 2015, Godspeed You! Black Emperor invited Dead Rat Orchestra to open for them on the six-date UK leg of their European tour. The DRO performed as a duo of Robin Alderton and Nathaniel Mann, joined by Thierry Amar on double bass on the last night of the tour, for a rabble-rousing version of The Black Procession.

Captured on that final night at the Brighton Dome, this is a pro-quality* desk recording, mastered by Eric James at Philosophers Barn. The CDs are packaged in imported Arigato Paks, with a custom letterpress print by Typoretum.

*Except for a few seconds of distortion when they overload the stage mics, during an over-exuberant hocketing rendition of their infamous South Carolina swamp holler.