Modern Studies Album Launch, Lomond Campbell
Monday, May 28, 20:00
£10, adv £8
Fire Records presents Modern Studies, in celebration of the band’s second album ‘Welcome Strangers’. The record marks their journey into triumphant, anthemic lands, as well as building on the elegiac environs of debut ‘Swell To Great’. This beguiling return bears ten songs woven with tape loops, brass, tube organs, analogue synths and voices, as well as deftly orchestrated strings, calling to mind the likes of Robert Kirby or Arthur Russell. Elsewhere motorik percussion invokes the avant-garde spirit of Neu! to produce an album that magnificently defies genre.
“Songs that see the mystical beyond the material” MOJO
Lomond Campbell, inter alia, is a BAFTA winning songwriter and Scottish Album of the Year Award shortlister – with regular plays on many BBC networks. His cult FOUND collective cooked-up chocolate vinyl, built egoic ruminative robots and experimented with sound, light, olfactory and sensory triggers so as these songs might now pulse into mellifluous perfumes. His voracious musical appetite and genre-bursting abilities are regularly on display on his most recent record, in his collaborations and within his programming of Triassic Tusk – a record label he co-founded with Whisky Guru & DJ Stephen Marshall.
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!