Having released their third album, Mud Belief, last month, London based 9-piece Perhaps Contraption premiered this week an amusing animated video for new single ‘Up & Out’. Inspired by the 16 bit megadrive, and written and animated by Mikibo, the effort takes the form of a video game. Watch it below.
This month's guest mixtape comes from the excellent, eccentric and boisterous Perhaps Contraption. The nine piece art-rock brass marching band is known for its high energy shows, blending a wide variety of musical genres like post-minimalism, jazz, contemporary classical, and avant-rock. We're happy to confirm that the music selection sent to us by artistic director and piccolo/flute player Christo Squier is just as eclectic, fun and frantic.
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.
London based 9-piece Perhaps Contraption are getting ready to release their third album, Mud Belief. The effort is due later in the year but the eccentric brass marching band are already getting us excited about it. They have recently unveiled a video for the album track ‘Lay Low’, animated by Katy Harrald. Watch it below.
Perhaps Contraption are also offering ‘Lay Low’ as a free or pay-what-you-want download on their bandcamp.
Listening Bones is the new upcoming album by eccentric brass marching band Perhaps Contraption. The follow up to their 2010’s debut Sludge & Tripe is slated for a November 3rd release.
Formed originally in Bristol back in 2004 as an avant-rock quartet, Perhaps Contraption moved to London and turned into a frantic and relentless eight piece roving band.
The press release says that “an exuberant and subversive knees-up is guaranteed wherever they roam”. It only takes one listen to be convinced.
Whilst we wait for Listening Bones to drop, head over to their bandcamp to hear a few snippets off it. Now get ready to move your limbs to the lead single ‘Cousin / Grandma’.