[video] audiobooks – Burnt Pictures

Erasing memories can be tricky, especially if you are audiobooks. Every taken step is documented, every little thing is burnt into the memories, and the brightest of them haunt your mind right before falling asleep. But if nothing can be done about those obsessive thoughts, perhaps the best solution is to find help among other suffering like-minded people.

The London-based duo of David Wrench and Evangeline Ling follow this pattern on their new single. “Burnt Pictures”, which serves as a second taste of their upcoming Gulliver EP (after 2022’s “Tryna Tryna Take Control”), flows on a ringing synth rumble and the contrast of two voices — vocalist Ling’s and guest Manchester MC OneDa’s, who opened for audiobooks’ several shows in the past. Her freestyle approach brings the group’s music to life even more, balancing between annoyed frustration and encouraging indifference.

The song is paired with the music video, which was filmed on the slate grey Ogwen Beach on a cold Welsh winter weekend and directed by Wrench’s eldest son Louis & also features his youngest child Auberon.

Watch below and pre-order the EP here.

[ep] The Orielles – Tableau (Remixes)

Having created one the most inventive and interesting records of 2022 in the form of Tableau, The Orielles gave their fans another treat earlier this month — a brilliant remixes collection of tracks from the album.

It includes Manchester/Berlin duo Space Afrika rework of “Beam/s”, and two more re-editions, one from London-based DJ/producer Shy One on “The Room” and another one from Edinburgh-based producer Eyes of Others on “Darkened Corners”.

Listen below and get the release here.

[video] The Orielles – Darkened Corners

Last month The Orielles released their excellent LP Tableau via Heavenly, and now they are sharing a new video for the album’s highlight, “Darkened Corners”.

It was co-directed by the band together with regular collaborator Neelam Khan Veela and features black and white footage of the trio walking around in Berlin before switching to the beautiful color visuals of them performing in the field.

Watch it below and buy the record here.

[album] The Orielles – Tableau

Get ready for a real surprise from The Orielles. With their new release Tableau, this young British trio brings listeners a truly epic album of 16 experimental and innovative tracks spanning over one hour.

It feels like musicians treated the record like a big canvas and approached the production as if it was a long sound collage, using different recording techniques and various sources of inspiration. There are pop hits here, long improvisations, and elements of such genres as jazz, neo-psychedelia, ambient and techno.

In the end, we get one of the most interesting releases of the year, and definitely another step forward in the band’s discography. Is extremely interesting what they will do next.

Listen below and buy the album here.

[video] audiobooks – Black Lipstick

At the beginning of October, experimental pop duo audiobooks will return with their new record Astro Tough, set for release through Heavenly Records.

We have already heard two singles, “The Doll” & “LaLaLa It’s The Good Life” and now the group shares another one, the electronic and chaotic 6-minute long masterpiece “Black Lipstick”.

It goes together with the music video, on which Evangeline Ling, one of the band members, is creating an oil-on-canvas artwork (limited edition deluxe eco-wax LP will include a whole 12×12” 20-page booklet, which will have accompanying artwork for each song from the tracklist).

Watch below and pre-order the album here.