The second full-length album from the UK genre-merging rock band Squid, in eight new songs of quirky imagistic and insightful lyrics and playing, surprising instrumental combinations and an experimental approach to layering sound, born from onstage improv experiments during their 2021 tour, recording this album at Peter Gabriel's studio at the end of that tour.
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Label: Warp Records
Catalog ID: CD-WRP-353
Squidco Product Code: 33887
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded by Alexis Smith and Dan Carey.
Anton Pearson-composer, performer
Arthur Leadbetter-composer, performer
Laurie Nankivell-composer, performer
Louis Borlase-composer, performer
Ollie Judge-composer, performer
Martha Skye Murphy-vocals
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"Teeming with melodic epiphanies and layered sounds, Squid's second album O Monolith is a musical evocation of environment, domesticity and self-made folklore. Like its predecessor, 2021's critically acclaimed, UK number 4 album Bright Green Field, it is dense and tricksy - but also more warm and characterful, with a meandering, questioning nature. A sense of open conversation is cultivated: this is unmistakably music made by friends, but it's not exclusionary - they're inviting you in to listen with them. Expansive, evocative and hugely varied, O Monolith retains Squid's restless, enigmatic spirit, but it still holds surprises for those familiar with Bright Green Field. It's a reflection of the outsized progression of a band always looking to the future. Like its namesake, O Monolith is vast and strange; alive with endless possible interpretations of its inner mysteries."-Warp
1. Swing (In A Dream) 04:29
2. Devil's Den 03:05
3. Siphon Song 05:58
4. Undergrowth 06:35
5. The Blades 06:28
6. After The Flash 05:34
7. Green Light 04:23
8. If You Had Seen The Bull's Swimming Attempts You Would Have Stayed Away 05:14
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