THE GLACIER

by BABAL

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    Following on from the success of “The Circle of Confusion of Tongues”, BABAL give us a trio of tracks on their new EP, “The Glacier” that take us further into their stark, yet optimistic reality.
    Opening track “The Involuntary Reflex of the terminal Bastard” gives Karen Langley the chance to throw all the toys out the pram with no hint of self-pity; a slow build of soulful rhythms, hooks and grooves underlines a morality tale of the modern narcissist – landlord, politician, parent, partner, sibling; the Bastard is a one-stop character who always has the upper hand – until you decide to stop catching the ball.

    Title track and second play is the monstrous and gorgeous “The Glacier”. From the opening mournful bars of Sarana Verlins’s lovely violin, the mood is deep and heartbreaking – a track to get lost in as the metaphorical Glacier reflects the trials and tribulations of life; the unexamined life worth living.
    A fabulous, climactic ending featuring Rob Williiams’ guitars, Jon Sharps’ drums, Ben Balsom’ bass and the haunting keys of Zoie Green, take this track to the iciest peaks of beauty and sadness, yet somehow drenches us in the promise of new beginnings.
    Final track “Toffeetime” (a live favourite with BABAL fans) is a live studio jam (with added backing vocals by Karen) brings the full power of BABAL’S musical forces together and creates a brilliant dystopian tale of materialism. Shredded, squeezed and packaged into a painful realisation of the rotten drip-drip effect of modern first-world happiness and fake-culture.
    Play this track LOUD and sink into the sweet filth of the abandoned toffee factory. You will then understand fully, and need new teeth of the Universe.....
    Each EP will be numbered (limited edition 0f 50) and comes with an A5 poster of Paul Kopals’ EP artwork, plus an individual, hand-made art-note from BABAL in the best tradition of Dada.....
    Artwork; Paul Kopal
    Glacier photograph; Marinus Beers
    All tracks mixed and mastered by Martin Nichols at Whitehouse, Bristol.
    Getting it together stuff; Rachel Heard, friend and artist xx
    On Melodic Revolution Records on CD (MRRCD 2156) and digital download (MRRDR 201163) .

    Includes unlimited streaming of THE GLACIER via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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THE GLACIER 09:11
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TOFFEETIME 07:55

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PART TWO OF THE CIRCLE OF TONGUES TRILOGY

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released September 18, 2018

TRACKS WRITTEN AND ARRANGED BY KAREN LANGLEY & ROB WILLIAMS.
KAREN LANGLEY - VOCALS/LYRICS
ROB WILLIAMS - GUITARS/SYNTHESIS
JON SHARP - DRUMS

GUEST ARTISTS:
TRACK 1 : BEN BALSOM - BASS
TRACK 2 : ZOIE GREEN - KEYBOARDS, BEN BALSOM -BASS, SARANA VERLIN - VIOLIN
TRACK 3 : ZOIE GREEN - KEYBOARDS, BEN BALSOM - BASS

RECORDED AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN NOVEMBER 2017
PRODUCED AND ARRANGED BY WILLIAMS/LANGLEY
ENGINEER: MARTIN NICHOLS

FRONT COVER ART : PAUL KOPAL
GLACIER PHOTO : MARINUS BEERS (THE SVARTISEN GLACIER , NORWAY, 2018)
DESIGN: RACHEL HEARD

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BABAL England, UK

One speaks and a thousand misunderstand
where millions are silent and a thunderous applause erupts
where chatter overwhelms humility and gossip destroys worlds
the tongues wag, the ears flap and the mind creates a wall
everything has been said but no one has understood
talking with conviction and concluding that knowledge is easy and effects a multitude of expanding smokescreens around truth
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