Legendary Pink Dots
Unlike most acts of their vintage, The Legendary Pink Dots look forward. After more than 25 years, they continue to make compelling new music that is demanded by fans and maintains the high level of quality that set their careers in motion. Led by singer/songwriter Edward Ka-Spel and keyboardist/songwriter Phil “Silverman” Knight, the band continues to create their singular brand of modern psychedelia. Edward Ka-Spel's lyrics breathe with a sagacity and cleverness only found in rock's greatest writers. Their new album “Seconds Late For The Brighton Line” finds the band in familiar territory; pulsing Krautrock, dark and sinister pop and epic post-industrial soundscapes. The album invites the listener to put on head phones, close their eyes and embark on a technicolor journey. Stand out tracks include the epic electronic groove of “Russian Roulette”, the pretty naivete of “Someday” and the chilling goth-pop of “Endless Time.” The recent departure of long-time band members Niels Van Hoorn & Martijn De Kleer has left The Legendary Pink Dots to operate as a quartet. The new crew will embark on an extensive North American tour this Fall that celebrates the band's 30th Anniversary.
All keyboards, synths and devices, both ancient and modern,were used and misused, processed and tweaked, by Edward Ka-Spel and the Silverman at Studio's Lent and Limburgia.
From lyrics strewn across every room surface,written on printing paper, backs of envelopes and train tickets, Edward added his voice. On "Someday", Silverman also sang.
Stringed things were played by Erik Drost, who for these sessions used acoustic, electric, bass and hawaiian guitars.
As always, Raymond Steeg's mixing and production provided the sound answers that each track needed.