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Album artwork for Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths by Rats On Rafts
Album artwork for Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths by Rats On Rafts

The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together. A psyche-fuelled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed.

The ‘third chapter’ refers to the last five years that the Dutch band have spent creating their “difficult” third album. Each song spins a yarn; there are plagues, dreams, wind and fire, ‘mythical’ characters, and the search for the secret government warehouse. Lead single, Tokyo Music Experience, resonates with a conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of Japanese super-productivity; a mesmerising mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the-hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with the party!

Having been described as creating “underground noise with a bracing, warped pop appeal” (Mojo), their new album is a coming-of-age post-classic with a unique worldview - inspired by Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) Scott Walker (3 and 4), Moondog (Elpmas), White Noise (An Electric Storm) and Beach Boys (Smile).

If their previous effort (Tape Hiss) was their very own sketch of a sketch for an incomplete concept album, a noisy reaction to their previous life, then Excerpts From Chapter 3.., with all its interlaced intricacies, is the realisation of their transition from punk-spiked-pop to psyche-pop protagonists. Evolving, testing, infectious...

Rats On Rafts

Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths

Fire Records
Album artwork for Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths by Rats On Rafts
LP

£22.99

Housed in Deluxe Origami Fold Out Sleeve and Obi Strip

Black
Includes download code
Released 29/01/2021Catalogue Number

FIRELP587

Album artwork for Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths by Rats On Rafts
CD

£12.99

Released 29/01/2021Catalogue Number

FIRECD587

Rats On Rafts

Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths

Fire Records
Album artwork for Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths by Rats On Rafts
LP

£22.99

Housed in Deluxe Origami Fold Out Sleeve and Obi Strip

Black
Includes download code
Released 29/01/2021Catalogue Number

FIRELP587

Album artwork for Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths by Rats On Rafts
CD

£12.99

Released 29/01/2021Catalogue Number

FIRECD587

The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together. A psyche-fuelled journey into the id punctuated with rhythmic kabuki modal mood swings, thunderstorms, digital beeps, traffic noise, and just plain old beautiful cacophonous reverb-drenched sound when needed.

The ‘third chapter’ refers to the last five years that the Dutch band have spent creating their “difficult” third album. Each song spins a yarn; there are plagues, dreams, wind and fire, ‘mythical’ characters, and the search for the secret government warehouse. Lead single, Tokyo Music Experience, resonates with a conveyor belt-propelled modal guitar, reflecting the halcyon days of Japanese super-productivity; a mesmerising mantra, infected with news bulletin on-the-hour bleeps underlining its time-sensitive nature; a pristine super-commercial anthem to drive loyalty and reinforce solidarity with the party!

Having been described as creating “underground noise with a bracing, warped pop appeal” (Mojo), their new album is a coming-of-age post-classic with a unique worldview - inspired by Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) Scott Walker (3 and 4), Moondog (Elpmas), White Noise (An Electric Storm) and Beach Boys (Smile).

If their previous effort (Tape Hiss) was their very own sketch of a sketch for an incomplete concept album, a noisy reaction to their previous life, then Excerpts From Chapter 3.., with all its interlaced intricacies, is the realisation of their transition from punk-spiked-pop to psyche-pop protagonists. Evolving, testing, infectious...