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The Cartel

Post by dell1972 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:04 pm

It never rains but pours...

Gaz has put up a few clips of this on his Youtube channel a few minutes ago... Sounds almost exactly like I imagined it to be!





First in a series eh? There's a tracklist of the new album on there with some very long titles. Didn't see any release date though.

His description on the second one:

tracks the WASP/ the BUG /BANKSTERS and REGRETS & LAST RESPECTS from the album CARTEL Vol 1 the first release in a new series ' MONSTROUS BUBBLE SOUNDTRACKS produced and performed by the Amorphous Androgynous. It's a parallel series to the MONSTROUS PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE DJ series but AA write and produce all the music in this series ( rather than DJ like MPB )exploring sub genres of MPB. The Cartel explores ' psychsploitation' where blaxploitation meets psych -
a psychsploitation soundtrack for bank robberies , car/ cop chase/ heists, gunrunners , counter-surveillance, killing sprees and regret . . . .


the album is available on cd / download from fsoldigital.com

Edit. Oh wait, he's not finished yet...



Edit. And more:

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Re: The Cartel

Post by dell1972 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:41 pm

1. The Wasp
2. The Bug
3. Banksters
4. Regrets and Last Respects
5. The Chase
6. Hide and Speak
7. Loaded Silence (Part 1)
8. The Plaza Heist
9. Eyes and Ears to the Ground
10. The First Billion is the Hardest
11. Where Does the Evil Go When Evil Men Die?
12. Radio Breakdown
13. Taken Delivery
14. The Harry Limescale Theme
15. Down The Memory Hole
16. The Rat
17. Never Trust a Grass

Featuring
Raven Bush - Violin
Peter Judge - Trumpet
Virgil Howe - Drums
Anthony Argiros - Guitar
Nat Steele - Vibraphone
John Dalton - Harp
Rainy Moor - Hammond
John Dalton (again?) - Saxophone and Flute
Kez Gunes - Bass
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Re: The Cartel

Post by dell1972 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:49 pm

Bloody hell, there's two albums?!

1. Watching the Watcher
2. The Watcher
3. An Ocean of Regrets
4. Hombre Malo
5. The Visitor
6. Loaded Silence
7. Jah Skansters
8. 20 Years Behind Bars
9. The Killin' Spree (Theme From Harry Limescale)
10. 1,000,000 Stashed
11. Dead Vapours
12. Tap-Up
13. Billion Breaks
14. The Decision
15. Tunnel Sequence
16. Dead Man's Shadow
17. The Costa Rican Cartel
18. Cook The Books
19. Gun Runners
20. Some Time Later
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Post by Pandemonium » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:12 pm

AA - The Cartel Vol.1 promo 1 (The Wasp, The Bug, Banksters, Regrets & Last Respects):



AA - The Cartel Vol.1 promo 2 (The Chase, Hide & Speak, Loaded Silence (Part 1), The First Billion Is The Hardest):



AA - The Cartel Vol.1 promo 3 (Down The Memory Hole / Never Trust a Grass / Where Does The Evil Go When Evil Men Die? / Radio Breakdown)


AA - The Cartel Vol.2 promo 4 (Hombre Malo, The Visitor, Loaded Silence, Skanksters, Never Trust a Grass):



AA - The Cartel Vol.2 promo 5 (The Watcher, An Ocean of Regret, Billion Breaks, Tunnel Sequence, Some Time Later):



...and can I just say...
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! I HAVEN'T BEEN THIS EXCITED SINCE ... THE ISNESS!!!
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Re: The Cartel

Post by dell1972 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:21 pm

Talk about information overload. Four EPs yesterday and now there's details of two new albums. Sounds great as well to these ears.

Oh wait, there's another clip appeared.

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Post by Pandemonium » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:33 pm

I feel fucking dizzy right now... ...
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Re: The Cartel

Post by dell1972 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:04 pm

One obvious thing missing on these clips is vocals. Is this to be an instrumental thing? It sounds good enough without it, and sounds like they're having fun exploring/creating new (sub)genres.
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Re: The Cartel

Post by mcbpete » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:07 pm

dell1972 wrote:Talk about information overload. Four EPs yesterday and now there's details of two new albums.
Wait, I know about the Blackhill Transmitter EP, and the Cartel announcement - what are the remaining three EPs and album ?

EDIT: Ah is the seceond album that it's split into 2 volumes ?
EDIT2: Completely missed this post

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Post by Tito Lozano » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:16 pm

Madre mia, yo si que voy a tener que robar un banco para poder comprar todo esto...

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Re: The Cartel

Post by seedy » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:12 pm

i'm pretty confused


so this cartel thing is a new series.....but none of it borrowed music - it's all original AA music?
and there are 2 volumes already about to drop?

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Post by Pandemonium » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:16 pm

^ Well, YES :)
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Re: The Cartel

Post by seedy » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:23 pm

ok then



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Re: The Cartel

Post by dubmasta » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:20 pm

Just listened to the clips, produced and performed by the Amorphous Androgynous!!! Im absolutely stunned, Garry and Brian are geniuses, end of story!! But wait, there seems to be no end in this, but a continuous exploration of the sound.

Also, I dont know if Im crazy but I can hear a slight dose of FSOL in this music, now I think I understand more why Environments sound like Environments, because it seems and its pretty obvious now that The Future Sound Of London and Amorphous Androgynous are communicating vessels, constantly borrowing elements from each other. Does this rise up a question "So after Environments what???". The guys must have found a secret of musical life, keeping things interesting for themselves, having their music alive and going even further on such a high quality level after 25 years, a lifetime . . . incredible...
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Re: The Cartel

Post by Ross » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:59 pm

seedy wrote:i'm pretty confused


so this cartel thing is a new series.....but none of it borrowed music - it's all original AA music?
and there are 2 volumes already about to drop?
Not quite - the series is called Monstrous Bubble Soundtracks, the first two volumes are The Cartel. Future ones may be other types of 'soundtrack' - not sure what. Maybe a folksy Wickerman type affair?

Quite enjoying these clips, they've definitely got the sound spot on.

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Re: The Cartel

Post by Dennis » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:48 pm

Damn, this is so good, reeeeeally looking forward to that. Those soundclips just stirred my brain heavily. The whole thing seems to be quite varied in sound and style, with a fat, lush production. Now I feel the strong urge to grow me a moustache and wear 70ies-porno-movie-sunglasses! :)

So is there a release date already known?
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