Sentient Ruin Laboratories
The End Of Records
Consolidated, the political dance/industrial music band from the early 90ties joined again for a studio session in San Francisco last summer, resulting in a new album. 'We're Already There'. The first release on Consolidated’s own label 'The End Of Records'.
What else to expect, the new recordings are an innovating mix of industrial, to hip-hop, to rock and funk with mixtures of live instruments and electronics. Topped with left political activism and politically radical lyrics address issues such as America, Covid and ecocide with song The Flood, demand *‘Free Music, Stop America’* with Musica Sin Frontieras & welcome guest vocalist GRETA THUNBERG on the track The ‘ol Mass Extinction Blues. .
The album starts in 'traditional Consolidated groove' with the song 'Capitalism A.F.', a mix of beats, industrial sounds and hiphop. Followed by funkypop songs, danceable industrial jams, techno beats, reggae and blues influences plus a remarkable noise track.
Main musicians are Adam Sherburne (guitar/vocals) and Mark Pistel (synths/beats) backed by Lynn Farmer (Meat Beat Manifesto) on drums, who replaces the original drummer Phil Steir.
Release Date: 07/05/2021
500 only pressed on red vinyl.
The Moons return with their final single "The Lone Wolf' a mellow yet contagious number soaked heavily in melody and recorded in studio 2 Abbey Road London. The single is the third release from the successful Pocket Melodies album.
The Lone Wolf is an outcast. A lost soul stuck inside the narrow walls of his mind and possibly by choice. He built this world to save himself but dreams what it would be like to fit in. To be accepted. On the flip is a charming piano version of the working class love song An Ordinary Romance.
The song features at the end of the Pocket Melodies documentary ‘Inside The Melodies’ and was a spontaneous live recording by Andy Crofts while sat in Black Barn Studios waiting for people to arrive for a session.
A masterclass from start to finish" - Clash Magazine 8/10
"A genuine talent coming of age" - Mojo Magazine 4/5
"The Moons new album sees them perfecting their way with a perfect pop song" - Shindig Magazine
The Lone Wolf
An Ordinay Romance (Piano Version)