June 7, 2010
records his eight studio album
Graham Coxon has recorded 15 tracks for his new studio album. The band
[probably featuring the players from Happiness In
Magazines and Love Travels At Illegal Speeds era]
have already spent two weeks in the studio creating "sonically
broken and fucked experience".
Graham described the album on
his official forums [link down]:
Its like a night out... terriffic
highs... shit trawling lows ...but overall a machinated bleak
apocolyptically sonically broken and fucked experience...i am
very excited about it.
Again a big room full of toys.... and
ispirations from the mid 70s and mid 80s...roughly... i have
been trying to play like a robot that has water in its
wires...resisiting recording/on air red light tension and
playing like a painter...notes not important...its vibe vibe
vibe...bum notes accidental noise...with no housework
afterwards....it really is i think the closest i have got to
the noise in my head...ever.
You may sob, get shit scared and dance to
this record...all is possible, all at the same time... we
intend to do a little more...around another 2 weeks
then....well, thats it.
An advert for the movie Curio
revealed some new material about the movie, which features a soundtrack
created by Graham Coxon. The movie, called
Curio, is a "visceral" supernatural thriller set in the
English countryside. The movie is written and directed by
newcomer Steve Nesbit and features actors Jennifer
Bryer and Wayne Russell.
Check out the
trailer and 12-minute
with Graham for his views about the movie and creating its
organic ambient soundtrack.
Although filmed in early
2009, there are still no release date set for the movie or
soundtrack. A comprehensive
Google search didn't reveal anymore details about the
movie and the production company's supposed website (curiofilms.co.uk)
seems to be down at the moment (or not yet launched).
added August 2, 2010:
New Graham album
Graham posted on 27th July
2010 some more details about his upcoming studio album. The
album is finished apart from the mixing and will feature
around 20 tracks.
The following quotes have been edited out
from the guitarist's
oh frig... finished...un
mixed..like organic bread with flippin brazille nuts in...its
crunchy.. its the best LP ever made...oh yes it is... its been
quicker to record than the last one... [...] i am both
proud of the lyrics and ashamed...it is irrisponsible and
highly sentimental... [...] i done all the handy work
myself...apart from some bits..and i sorry but i shocked at
the sound...i tried every instrument i like..and then got in
people who could play them better...
everytime i listen to the
rough mixes of the now 21 song strong album i get a bit
weird...cus...unlike spinny top which i knew in my bones for
years, theres been such incredibly strong surprises in these
songs for me..
Apparently, the album is
produced by Ben Hillier, whose earlier works include Graham's
The Golden D and Blur's Think Tank. The album is
expected to be released later this year (or early next year)
on some other label than Transgressive.