180gm, 500 COPIES worldwide.
" Martine Roberts' breathy tones remind you of an anglicised Julee Cruise " MOJO
Broken Dog were Clive Painter and Martine Roberts, an ethereal, mysterious, experimental London outfit, melding star splintered dust whispered breath with ice, fire, gentle groove, spike and stagger of guitar.
Martine and Clive's rich musical influence also made its mark via an array of collaborations with other experimental bands of the period from the hub of their home studio Animal, including Tram, Monograph, Pacific Radio, The 99 Call And The Real Tuesday Weld.
As Broken Dog they gifted us with their unique strain of sublime, reflective lo-fi: a hypnotic folk psychedelia. Whilst sounding like nothing else, Martine's breathy vocals and Clive's complex guitar tapestries saw them often favourably bracketed in with the spirit of bands from ,across the water such as Mazzy Star and Trespassers William.
‘FLIPS (selected b-sides + rarities 1996-2004)’ stands as a long testament to their rich understated palette of diverse moods and sublime melancholia, from hushed instrumentals such as ‘Blue Star Fading’ and ‘Rachael’ to the dreamy blissed out moments of ‘In A Head’ or ‘I’ll Think Of It Today’.
There are also 4 great covers included here:
Big Star's ‘Big Black Car’,
The Kinks ‘Lazy Old Sun’,
The Left Banke's ‘Sing Little Bird Sing’
and The Band's ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’.
This is a very limited edition vinyl pressing, a fitting testament to great hidden treasure of a band. DMM mastered at Abbey Road By Alex Wharton.
3. Sing Little Bird Sing
4. Someone/Where Else
5. Big Black Car
6. Blue Star Fading
7. Two Halves Of A Whole
8. I’ll Think Of It Today…
9. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
10. Blue Formation
11. In A Head
12. Silent Mostly
14. Lazy Old Sun
16. Dried Up Well