Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 release, the fifth album from the British Post-Rock band. (Mankind) The Crafty Ape is upon us and it marks a new chapter in the history of the band. The thematic focus for this album is firmly planted in the corruption of mankind and injustice, but also ultimately in the hope that all is not lost, and that there's a common thread connecting people of like-minds wherever you may travel. The music and themes have been created as to represent the world inside and outside of the mind, with no compromise. On (Mankind) The Crafty Ape the band showcases a new level of focus, and that's not to say there was a lack of focus on previous efforts, it simply says that the methods and attitude in making the new album are another move toward finding the total uncompromised potential within the music.
Chapter I - a Thread: Nothing (We Are...)
Chapter I - a Thread: The Heart of Every Country
Chapter I - a Thread: Get Down and Live with It
Chapter I - a Thread: A Letter Concerning Dogheads
Chapter I - a Thread: The Brain/Poznan
Chapter II - the Trap: Laying Traps
Chapter II - the Trap: Born in a Hurricane
Chapter II - the Trap: Release the Clowns
Chapter II - the Trap: (What?)
Chapter III - the Blues of Man: A Suggestion (Not a Very Nice One)
Chapter III - the Blues of Man: (Dig, Bury, Deny)
Chapter III - the Blues of Man: Operation Mincemeat
Chapter III - the Blues of Man: We Will Never Get Out This World Alive, Faced with with Complete Failure, Utter Defiance Is the Only Response
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.