JACKKNIFED & SLAUGHTERED (VINYL & CD COMBINED) Vinyl Record
Available as a Limited Edition package containing the album on both vinyl and CD. As well as fold out lyric sheet and photos. Jackknifed And Slaughtered was mixed and produced by Richard Warren (Echoboy, Soulsavers) at The Cedars Nottingham where Rich worked with Spiritualized on their Songs in A and E. The Tenebrous Liar are Steve Gullick - vocals and guitar, Tony Ash - guitar, Brendan Casey - bass and Tom Glendining - drums, the Richard Warren produced album is the line-up's first together. This is a very different incarnation of the band who have been releasing records since 2006, the last being 2008's critically acclaimed Tenebrous Liar's Last Stand which, like the new offering, was released by the staunchly independent label TV Records. Jacknifed & Slaughtered sees The Tenebrous Liar dynamically evince their full potential both as songwriters and as a powerful musical force, they are now clearly more than capable of producing emotionally charged, direct, structured and melodious songs, delivered straight from the heart and gut. From the vivid rancour of 'Suffer You', through the subterranean soul searching within 'No Guiding Light', 'Nothing Is Plenty' and 'Cut Down Your Love', the blank generation post sense response of 'Nothing To Say', the dramatic howl of desire and plea for reconciliation which ignites the title track, the yearning 'No Relief' to the finality of 'Is This How It Ends?'. Jacknifed & Slaughtered is an album of two distinct halves, side one devised to hook the listener with up-tempo deliberately catchy pop songs, side two has darker leanings, more contemplative, brooding and subdued. "The way these songs developed is definitely a consequence of the addition of our new drummer, Tom." opines lyricist and internationally renowned music photographer Steve Gullick, considering the thrilling musical evolution of the band. "He's just facilitated my musical dreams and made us all much better musicians, he and Bren have become this amazing rhythm section." The bands utter commitment to creating a stirring soundscape backdrop to Gullick's confessional words of experience is never in doubt. Underpinned by the rock solid rhythmic foundation provided by Glendining's drums and Casey's bass, Ash's innovative guitar inflames The Tenebrous Liar tunes while Gullick's idiosyncratic guitar and vocals bring poignant emotional clout to the album. Gullick and the band have intuitively fashioned their own compelling compositions and utterly distinctive sound "the songs were well rehearsed and played extensively live before we went into the studio", Gullick also acknowledges producer Richard Warren's contribution to the successful realization of the group's clamourous blast on 'Jackknifed & Slaughtered', working in the same isolated Nottingham studio where Rich worked with Spiritualized on their 'Songs in A and E album': "Rich breathes music, just knows how we need to sound, his only brief was, 'We just want to play the songs live and we want you to record them, we have four days." Listening to this album cannot be called a comfortable experience. But then the truth never is... is it? However, there's much here to admire; that I find totally compelling; and while I hate drawing comparisons with other acts, on this occasion I feel I am justified. Imagine Nirvana at it's most angst-ridden, jamming a demo. Imagine instrumental band the Dirty Three falling out of love, angry and obnoxious, while maintaining their melodic roots. Imagine the Tindersticks turning up the recording volume and travelling a much rockier path. This band and album are all this and more. An angry drum beat and single sombre guitar chord introduces the first song, 'Suffer You', before Gullick's raw vocal pronounces, "whose greed has shot you down, and now you're drowned and I think that's okay, do you know when to stop now you're fucked, yeah that's okay, as you wriggle in the shit your friends will stare, and I say that's okay." Verses are punctuated by thunderous instrumental passages - non-vocal choruses, the mood is sombre, resigned and beautifully r
Cut Down Your Love
No Guiding Light
Nothing to Say
Jackknifed & Slaughtered
Nothing Is Plenty
A Different Tide
Is This How It Ends? (CD Only)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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