Saturday, February 09, 2008

Mark E Smith reads HP Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space for the BBC. Those glasses rather suit him, don't they?

Apparently there's a new Fall album called Imperial Wax Solvent coming out in the next couple of months. It was recorded at Mouse on Mars' studio but - according to Smith - it's not at all electronic and has "that 'metallicness' you get in Germany".

Seriously, it seems like this one could be a marked improvement on Reformation Post-TLC, for the following reasons:

1. It was recorded with a totally different band (other than Smith and his wife Elenor, of course)

2. The North American edition is not coming out on Narnack (so no appallingly ugly cover art, one would hope)

3. It has the most truly bonkers song titles of any Fall album in some time (sample: "Senior Twilight Stock Replacer").

In other Fall news, Smith is allegedly having his autobiography published this year. I'm not making any of this up, honest!

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