It’s a big release day Friday at Chapter HQ, with two amazing new records out today!
GREGOR – SILVER DROP
It’s a remarkable record, about as touching as anything you’ve heard, but similarly striking for its musical adventurousness. Spacious and delicate, but peppered with acerbic pop moments, the album draws together elements of the Arthur Russell, Durutti Column and The The, all filtered through Gregor’s increasingly personal vision.
Currently playing bass in Laura Jean’s live band, Gregor was first heard via 2016 cassette Thoughts & Faults, which Stereogum described as “Talking Heads meets Trolls.”
Silver Drop takes the restless, inquisitive spirit of his music and applies it to his own interior emotional world. Alongside propulsive pop moments like This Heator Fishing Net there are also deep, unsparing reflections like Revise Me, I’ll Prove It To You and the album’s stunning title track.
Catch Gregor launching Silver Drop in Melbourne and Sydney next month.
Fri Nov 9
Melbourne – Curtin Bandroom
Fri Nov 23
Sydney – Petersham Bowling Club
supporting The Goon Sax
Silver Drop is out now on limited edition bone coloured vinyl, black vinyl and digital. Listen/buy here
KATH BLOOM & LOREN CONNORS – RESTLESS FAITHFUL DESPERATE
Between 1981 and 1984, the duo recorded two live and four studio albums, mostly self-released in tiny quantities.
With Kath’s fragile voice and subdued finger-picking set against Loren’s abstract but always supportive playing, the duo created a sound almost impossibly emotional and haunting
Restless Faithful Desperate emerged in 1984, in an edition of 200-300 copies.
Kath Bloom went on to develop a devoted cult following through the use of her song Come Here in Richard Linklater’s 1995 film Before Sunrise. She has since released three solo albums on Chapter Music, as well as the tribute album Loving Takes This Course, featuring Bloom covers by the likes of Bill Callahan, Mark Kozelek, Devendra Banhart and Josephine Foster. She has also recorded for Mark Kozelek’s Caldo Verde label.
Loren Connors is now recognised as a pioneering guitar explorer, and has worked with the likes of Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke and many more
After reissuing four of Kath & Loren’s landmark albums on CD in the late 2000s, Chapter now embarks on the first ever vinyl reissues for these remarkable records. Expect more volumes in early 2019.
Restless Faithful Desperate is out now on limited edition blue vinyl, black vinyl and digital. Listen/buy here.