After last year’s excellent single ‘Lay Low’, we’ve been eagerly waiting for news of a new album from London based 9-piece Perhaps Contraption and they’ve finally announced its release. Mud Belief is due out on June 3rd via Grabby Claw. Infused with diverse styles and references from each of the nine members, the upcoming effort draws influences from post-minimalism, jazz, contemporary classical, and avant-rock. For a taste of what they’ll be throwing at us, Perhaps Contraption have shared the effervescent and exuberant ‘Droplets / Molecules’ and it comes with a fabulous fitting video. The troupe’s artistic director and piccolo/flute player Christo Squier had this to say about the track:
“Droplets/Molecules condenses the troupe’s love for post-minimalism, progressive rock and science, into a detailed, brass-fuelled flurry. Shot entirely on GoPros, it shows what it’s like to ‘ride’ upon our instruments.
The lyrics evoke fascination on a molecular and subatomic level – the ever-shifting discoveries being made about the smallest building blocks of matter. We wanted the musicality, particularly the woodwind at the end, to reflect that somehow.”
Check out the bubbly video for ‘Droplets / Molecules’ below.
Perhaps Contraption are celebrating the release of Mud Belief with a launch show at London’s Rich Mix on May 12th. The troupe is also reportedly plotting a London street tour that will include spontaneous performances in unusual public spaces around the city.