Voka Gentle : WRITHING!: CD

WRITHING!: CD

Voka Gentle

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  • Release Date 22 October 2021
Code
LEAFY2CD
Format
CD Album
Label
Leafy Outlook

Operating on a plane between avant-garde indie, bubbling electronica and cosmic psychedelia, London group Voka Gentle have an addictive, amorphous sound. A three limbed beast made up of twins Ellie and Imogen Mason, and William J. Stokes, each is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer with an imperious understanding of three dimensional sound.

The newest single ‘Necrofauna / The Garden of Eden’ - features Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips.

The hallucinatory mix of squelching synth bass and rhythmic samples, three-tiered harmonies playing off against William’s sprechgesang, and a cutting, full-bodied drum beat is reflected in the oneiric themes.

“This song is a dream sequence about the narrator entering the Garden of Eden, the emblem of an idealised pastoral relationship with the natural world, and realising they can’t stand it and want t o consume and bring destruction to it (I see a deer pass me by and I break its neck / Rip off its hind leg and take a bite through fur, sinew and bone).”

‘Necrofauna / The Garden of Eden’ - recorded with neo - metal battalion Pigsx7 guitarist and producer Sam Grant - is the first release in earnest since 2019’s acclaimed debut album ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’, released via Nude Records. Having come through the dues - paying gestation period that leads up to a debut record, there’s a sense of liberation around this new phase for Voka Gentle - a subtle confidence in their craft. It’s well earned too - with high praise from the likes of UNCUT, MOJO and The Line of Best Fit at press. Support comes too from BBC 6 Music - including presenting an edition of Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone - and Radio 1. Tracks from that album also featured on FIFA 19 and The Sims 2020, aiding in recognition.

A live set at the prestigious Pitchfork Avant Garde festival, as well as a clutch of tastemaker festivals in the UK (Dot to Dot , Live At Leeds, The Great Escape, Kendall Calling, Bluedot, Neighbourhood), alongside the serendipit ous shows with The Flaming Lips and sell - out headline gigs, provide a strong live pedigree

Tracklist
Track Listing
1 Kestrel  
2 Necrofauna/The Garden Of Eden (feat. Wayne Coyne)  
3 Horse Latitudes  
4 A Selving  
5 Respect My Eccentricity pt. 1  
6 Respect My Eccentricity pt. 2  
7 Miasma Field Modulator(Trafalgar Square)+/-field recs (feat. Oliver Wilde)  
8 TV Bra™  
9 See Damage (зона)  
10 Election Day  
11 Dread/TKOE (feat. BELLS)  
12 [When We Go, We’re Taking You All With Us!]  
13 Slow Joe  
14 The Black Swell  

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