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Exotic Pylon

Michael D Donnelly 'I’ve Come to Love You Forever'

£7.99

Exotic Pylon

Michael D Donnelly 'I’ve Come to Love You Forever'

£7.99

I’ve Come to Love You Forever is the strangely beautiful debut album from Michael D Donnelly (Delicate Awol, Rothko, Elite Barbarian) which melts down early Jah Wobble, Dickie Landry, Archie Shepp, My Bloody Valentine, Stephen Mallinder, Kevin Drumm, Autechre and a host of others to sculpt an addictively original, largely instrumental sound world.

Utilising bass guitar (deployed in a variety of different modes), synthesiser, cheap kids keyboards, various percussion (cattle bells, thumb piano, glock) drum machine, sampler and found sounds the end result is a haunting slab of rust-coloured brittle cinematic post-rock – a lone British Tortoise rewired for a cybergothic post-Terminator landscape. Sinister, exploratory and spacious with a paradoxically clattering liquid production I’ve Come to Love You Forever sees Donnelly assert himself as a truly distinctive voice.

Michael D Donnelly played bass with Delicate Awol from 2000 to 2003  before joining the second version of Rothko with founder member Mark Beazley and Tom and Ben Page (now of Rocketnumbernine and also ex of Delicate Awol) until they disbanded in 2010. During this time he also joined Ben Page in Elite Barbarian releasing their debut album on Front & Follow.

Begun in 2011, the album was recorded in Mile End and mixed by Donnelly and Mark Beazley in Walthamstow with Mark contributing bass to some of the tracks.

The album will be preceded with a mind-wrecking piece of animation by Scott Byrne of Schema Film for Behind the Laburnum