'Magpie Billy & the Egg that Yolked (A Study of the Northern Ape in Love)' is the ERC's follow up to their critically acclaimed debut Lp '1612 Underture' and is the first of two brand new ERC thingamajigs coming in the first quarter of 2014...
About this Effort: ------------------------
This is a Study of the complex behavior patterns, communication calls, mating rituals, bad habits and eccentricities of Two highly individual male Apes living in the same House, but at different times.
The First Ape is an aged Motorcycle Enthusiast, a Shed Dweller and creative. Whilst the 2nd Male primate, is a young, work hard, grunting Progressive Music Fan, with old fashioned values.
This is not some tacky 'Now that's what I call... a Soppy Bleeder' copulation album on K- Tel records. Nor does it feature Gary Barlow on Piano looking wounded, whilst simultaneously looking at his calculator.
However, You will find moments of mundane Joy, bleakness & misery, wisdom disguised as wit, sarcasm as an art form and a soupçon of heartache & horror.
Ultimately, it touches upon the universal need to be loved but simultaneously left alone. The truth that love can only exist if you can escape it and what happens when you love deeply, but escape too far..
We are the Eccentronic Research Council and we have never known a happy ending.
This record was inspired by artist such as;
The Yellow Magic Orchestra, Goblin, Bernaard Herrmann, Mort Garson, Joe Meek, White Noise, Mark Edward Smith, Rodion G.A, Annette Peacock, Llaiyaraaja, Baroque psychedelic pop & British TV programmes from the 70's & early 80's such as, 'Beasts', 'Tales of the unexpected', 'Hammer House of Horror' and 'Children of the stones.'
Put down your phone,lie back and concentrate.
released February 10, 2014
Narrated by Maxine Peake.
All words Adrian Anthony Flanagan
All music Adrian Flanagan & Dean Honer
Produced by the Eccentronic Research Council
live drums Ross Orton (on tracks 3,5,9 & 12).*
Recorded and Mastered at the Bowling Green,Sheffield.
*except live Drums on 3,5,9,&12 recorded at McCall Sound Studios,Sheffield.
Minimoog Model D, Mini Korg 700s, Oberheim 2 Voice, EMS Synthi, Electric Harpsichord, Harmonium, Mellotron(mtron), Burns guitars and fuzztone pedals, home made machines, old beat boxes, drums, found sounds, Wem copycat, field recordings.
Bespoke Audio cassette label(and other dying formats) for curious collaborations, fakeloric tales and soundtracks to films
real and imagined by the UK's finest purveyors of analogue arts, the 'ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL'.....
and occasionally their FRIENDS..