In what promises to be one of the gigs of November in Manchester-land the excellent Disappears play Deaf Institute on Monday 25th November.
Disappears could well be one of the most prolific bands on the planet, certainly their frequent output of albums, 12″ records and 7″ singles would back up this theory. I got a little excited about the release of their fourth album, “Era” on Kranky in August and reviewed it here,
The Manchester gig nestles between a three gig run in the UK with Brighton and London also being the lucky places to receive a visit.
Era sees the band further refining their love of dub, minimalism and repetition into their most original and stark set yet, venturing deeper into insular and dark musical terrain. It harks back to the early 80ʻs post punk period, when almost anything seemed possible with the classic two guitar, bass and drums lineup, and exploration and expansion of what could be done with these elements was at the fore. Dueling wiry and squalling guitars lead the way while a lock-down rhythm section provides the perpetual forward motion. You can hear examples of their recent album on Aural Delights Podcast 35.
In support of the upcoming tour, the Sonic Cathedral label, are putting out a limited 7″ split single by Disappears and Kranky labelmates, Cloudland Canyon. On this AA side, Disappears take on “Trans Europa Express” which I can share with you below: