Welsh anti-folk outfit Quiet Marauder have never been ones to do things by halves, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprising that having explored the many and varied forms of love in their last album, undertaken the quite frankly ridiculous task of creating a one hundred and eleven track LP for its predecessor and basing their debut EP around a re-imagining of England footballer Alan Shearer as a time travelling deity, their latest album might be a little out of the ordinary.
Thankfully the band have once again taken a leap into the odd (and indeed the labour intensive) for their LP The Crack and What It Meant, a thirty-track conceptual narrative about the emergence of a ‘crack’ in time and space, discovered by a dog-walker somewhere in rural Kent. Narrated by Mathias Kom of Joyzine faves The Burning Hell, the story includes “the death (and rebirth) of science, mass media antagonists, the ambivalent progress of global capitalism, the opening (and closure) of the Crack’s Costa Coffee franchise and the rise (and fall) of tramp-turned-soothsayer Daniel alongside his burgeoning, prospering belief system.”
The album is due to be released on 26th April through Bubblewrap and is preceded by a single, ‘The Discovery’, out today. We’re delighted to present the premiere of the video, created by On Par Productions, today.
You can catch Quiet Marauder live at the following shows later this year:
Article by Paul Maps