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    Posted: October 31 2020 at 12:00
"We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal"

New Psych/Prog album by Amorphous Androgynous (aka Future Sound of London) and Peter Hammill
Also features Paul Weller (The Jam; Style Council)

Release Date: November 20, 2020


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2020 at 12:17
The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill... sounds like an interesting combination. I have "The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind): The Wizards of Oz", an interesting compilation album of Australian psychedelic rock.
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Crimson Mellotron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2020 at 12:44
Never heard of Amorphous Androgynous but everything that has Peter Hammill on board is worthy of listen! And this cover art is just spectacular!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bucka001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2020 at 16:14
I don't know if this link will work, but it's a promo vid for the AA/Hammill Record Store Day album, and it gives a good vibe for what to expect from the project. Vid is awesome, very trippy...




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And here's the description from Burning Shed... 
Opening with the 13 minute epic space prog rock of title track We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (written with Peter Hammill and Paul Weller) the themes of mortality and immortality are then musically and conceptually catapulted to the far flung corners of the AA sonic multiverse over 40+ minutes utilizing choir, moog, a live orchestral string section, harp and vintage synth all fed against a backdrop of classic rock and psych samplerdelia of the Amorphous Androgynous. Space Odyssey like dystopian choirs and moog of Hymortality crash full force into the Led Zep Bonham-like drums of the Immortality Break while Synthony On A Theme of Mortality lives up to its name as an almost Vangelis?Bladerunner-esque vintage synthony of some of the themes of the original track utilizing the classic 70s Yamaha CS80 synth before triumphantly soaring to lift off adrift a Pink Floyd-like female wailing aria against classic vintage guitar rock. Psych Recap is all backwards voices and guitars over pounding Tomorrow Never Knows-era Beatles bass and drums with dislocated Peter Hammill psychedelic vocals before the whole cosmic trip cascades finally into the harp daydream reverie and minimoog space landings, choir and french romantic strings of Physically I抦 Here, Mentally Far, Far Away.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Szwagier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2020 at 10:14
It's excellent, though more of an EP than an album. Similar to the concept of FSOL releases such as Cascade and Lifeforms, although the Amorphous Androgynous soundworld is very different from FSOL. 
I like it very much, and Hammill is instantly recognisable.Clap


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Will put on my list to listen to. Love the cover. Poor guy has a tentacle up his nose.
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You can hear a couple of parts of the piece on this link. Hammill's main contribution is in part 1, but his voice pops up all through it.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bucka001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2020 at 05:43

While waiting for reviews to start appearing (i.e. Mojo, Prog, Uncut, etc), here's a telltale tweet from Jerry Ewing (the main man at Prog magazine) relating to the new album.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2020 at 06:18
Hi Chris,

the AA's (wow, that is not a cool acronym ) bandcamp features two tracks for listen, but I don't hear much Peter Hammill in there



But I suspect that their other releases are up for discovery.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2020 at 12:24
Hi,

Guy Guden played a whole bunch last night from this album in his show and this is fantastic ... and I might even say that it is the best I have heard PH in quite sometime, and maybe ... just maybe ... a feeling that was in his music some 30 to 40 years ago!

Excellent stuff ... highly recommended and hopefully it will sell really well ... because it is good!

EDIT: //01/01/2021

Can't get this album yet ... even Amazon doesn't have it yet! I'm guessing they are holding out to ship it on their own, but in the meantime this is hurting the excitement of folks listening to it, although I think that this album is strong enough to withstand that ... but it is important and valuable to make sure these things are available ... not hidden ... I really dislike how we hurt the music ... the website should at least show mp3's and sell them to be able to lift a finger to the distributional process otherwise!

PH, and FSOL ... please do something about this!


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