The God in Hackney’s forthcoming LP, ‘Small Country Eclipse’ reflects on the perils of nationalism, eschatological cannibalism and experimental popular music. ‘Small Country Eclipse’ follows their debut ‘Cave Moderne’ which Andrew Weatherall charted as his number one album of the year for NTS Radio and which Thurston Moore and Byron Coley described as “a very swell blob of UK art-rock of a deeply friend nature”.
Queen’s Disco - recasts Kate Middleton as Yoko Ono, i.e. do what thou wilt but NEVER EVER EAT MY CRISPS.
2. The Pub Machine - Neo-pagan SUN_WORSHIP in advance of neo-terrorism during a post-Brexit all-nighter following a good old-fashioned lock-in preceding a revisionist hangover (3 days).
3. Hello Boys - Sugar for the avant-garde... prooop!
4. The Adjoiner - depicts a cannibal restaurant at the end of the western socio-economic structure.
5. Proxima - dying stars and how to work from home during the apocalypse.
6. Side of a Square - imploding sovereignty; the geometry of INDEPENDENCE.
7. 3 Recordings - drunken teenage snoggery leading directly to SATAN.
8. 7 - 11 Car Park. The pathetic moderne; a car-park in which to weep.
9. Crumble & Collapse - building beats body.
P. + © Junior Aspirin 2020.
released October 1, 2020
The God in Hackney is a co-operative quadracephic corporation entirely owned and operated by:
Andy Cooke, who sings, writes lyrics and plays synthesizers, piano, guitars & fire extinguisher;
Dan Fox, who contributes piano, trombone, guitar, other musicians and his voice;
Ashley Marlowe - the drum kit at the end of the universe, guitar, pedals & keyboards;
Nathaniel Mellors - words and their noises, synthesizers, guitars &c.
All songs written, performed and arranged by Cooke, Fox, Marlowe & Mellors in some form or other.
The backing vocals for ‘Side of a Square’ were performed by Siena and Cala MBC. On ‘Pub Machine Gun’, the horn section was devised, arranged and performed by Kelly Pratt of Portland, Oregon, USA. The saxophone parts heard on ‘Crumble & Collapse’ were written and performed by Eve Essex in New York City, USA, who also sang the backing vocals. Saxophone arrangements were made by Dan Fox.
‘Small Country Eclipse’ was recorded and engineered by Andy Cooke at Them Usem in Hampshire, UK, and by Nathaniel Mellors at Working Classics, Los Angeles, USA. Mastering was executed by Rupert Clervaux on a long thin wire.
The album artwork was conceived and designed by Mr. Chris Bloor of Red Cottage in the North Ridings of Yorkshire.