New Releases — November 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

New releases: This Mortal Coil box set, plus Wayne Hussey, Brian Eno, Chris Connelly

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.


ARTIST : This Mortal Coil
RELEASE: This Mortal Coil
BACKSTORY: New HD versions of the 4AD collective’s three albums — It’ll End in Tears (1984), Filigree & Shadow (1986) and Blood (1991) — are collected in a box set this week with a fourth CD, Dust & Guitars, which compiles the band’s three singles and EPs, plus two unreleased tracks (see full tracklist here).
BUY: (Box set)


ARTIST : Hussey-Regan
BACKSTORY: The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey this week releases an album with All About Eve lead singer Julianne Regan featuring “strange and interesting interpretations of already loved songs alongside new songs” — including covers of Depeche ModeDuran Duran and David Bowie (see full tracklist here).  


ARTIST : Brian Eno
RELEASE: Panic of Looking
BACKSTORY: The famed producer and master of ambient electronic music this week releases a new EP culled from the same sessions as this year’s Drums Between the Bells, a collaboration with poet Rick Holland. The EP is produced by Eno himself and features his artwork on both CD and vinyl formats.
BUY: (CD, vinyl)


ARTIST : Chris Connelly
RELEASE: Artificial Madness
BACKSTORY: The former Ministry and Revolting Cocks member returns this week with “a meticulously crafted album of deeply expressive pop-tinged rock.” The 11-track collection features songs such as “Cold Blood in Present Company,” “Classically Wounded,” “The Modern Swine,” “A Career in Falsehood” and “The Paraffin Hearts.”




One Comment

  1. Michael Toland

    Really looking forward to the Connelly record. He’s done some brilliant stuff in the last few years – indeed, basically since he put industrial music on the backburner and started indulging his love for Bowie and Scott Walker.

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