SANGUINE HUM HAVE THE POWER!
Oxfordshire madcappers unveil the second part of their dystopian future concept.
Bad Elephant Music confirm they’re to release
Sanguine Hum’s Now We Have Power on October 12.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s double opus Now We
Have Light also includes a guest appearance from original drummer Paul Mallyon.
“I think it’s the best-sounding record we’ve made in terms of sonic depth and it has a little more of a nod towards the Canterbury sound which we started with many years ago as Antique Seeking Nuns,” says vocalist and guitarist Joff Winks. “We really wanted to have Paul on this record because he’d been with the band for such a long time but never ended up playing on Now We Have Light. We decided we’d have Paul come back and guest on it. It was a way of concluding the story and bringing him some closure.”
The 50-minute recording picks up from where …Light’s futuristic tale left off with the tribulations of an inventor who accidentally creates a wormhole to another universe. In this new world, his sudden arrival is misinterpreted as he becomes an accidental Messiah and history repeats itself.
“It’s the final chapter that we have planned for this sequence although, for a long time, Matt [Baber, keyboards] and I have played around for another idea that might visit the space where these two worlds join so this might not be the last thing we ever do with the story!” says Winks.
Sanguine Hum join North Sea Radio Orchestra, Doris Brendel, Thumpermonkey, Lord Of Worms and Fractal Mirror as an acoustic duo at Chelthenham’s Eppyfest 7 on July 28.
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