Twenty​-​Two Strings

by Ex-Easter Island Head

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    Limited edition heavyweight vinyl LP packaged in a full colour matt sleeve.

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    Limited edition heavyweight clear vinyl LP packaged in a full colour matt sleeve. Clear vinyl edition limited to 100 copies and will only be available via this pre-order offer. Pre-order copies will be shipped out prior to the official release date of 5th August.

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Following on from the critically acclaimed Mallet Guitars trilogy (2010-13) and Large Electric Ensemble (2014) and honed across high profile live appearances including the Stewart Lee curated ATP, Liverpool Psych Fest and the Edinburgh Fringe, Twenty-Two Strings is the latest album from UK-based experimental trio Ex-Easter Island Head.

Utilising horizontally-laid electric guitars and bass, the group continue to develop their own distinctive musical language, eschewing digital processing and effects for a vocabulary of mechanical preparations and extended techniques, creating a sound drawing on minimalism, gamelan and process music.

Their most complex and focused release yet, Twenty Two Strings finds the group refining their overtone-rich string explorations around a skeleton of tuned bells and drums, bringing a new propulsive momentum to the group’s goal of “an ever changing surface over an unmoving centre”.

Across these seven pieces, Ex-Easter Island Head push the boundaries of their intentionally restrained set-up, balancing austere physicality with luminescent abstraction to create a bold summation of the group's work to date.

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released August 5, 2016

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