Steeleye Span are the greatest of the 1970s groups that mix English traditional music with pop and psychedelia, lacking the self-important veneer of authenticity that can make bands like Fairport Convention so tiresome. From the pagan bubblegum of All Around My Hat to the Tudor prog of King Henry and Saucy Sailor (embedded right), they evoke the same erzatz, yet strangely convincing Medieval Otherworld as Monty Python.
Anyway, bye bye Tim.
Mist takes the morning path to wreath the willows – Rejoice, rejoice – small birds sing as the easy rising monk takes to his sandals – Christ is born of the Virgin Mary – cloistered, the Benedictine dawn threads timelessly the needle’s eye – rejoice.
Announcing the release of In A Very Real Sense Now, the debut album by THE EUROPEAN.
Released by Stolen Recordings Ltd on 1st March 2010, this electronic pop epic has taken five years to reach the point where it is ready to be unleashed upon a public utterly unaware that the first true posthistoric supergroup has finally arrived.
In A Very Real Sense Now rejects the staple pop subject matter of romance and facile self-actualisation in favour of themes of compromise, frustration, psychosexual angst and cultural confusion.
The album will be released in the following formats:
Three songs from the album
Audio file download
Luxury vinyl package inc. download
Very limited CDR edition
Purchase information will be posted to this site as soon as it is available.
To celebrate the season of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men, THE EUROPEAN has covered the festive classic Walking In The Air and is giving it away to you, gentle consumer, as a free mp3 download.
Winter is a dark time and this is a dark song. Every song has a personality, therefore every song must also have an unconscious. This cover attempts to embody/illuminate that strange subterranean space.
THE EUROPEAN is pleased to announce that last week, after a long period of careful negotiation, a bit like a good game of chess or D&D, a recording contract was signed with Stolen Recordings Ltd of London, England.
We will be releasing an album in February or so, called In A Very Real Sense Now which will be preceded by a single called The Settler. We are totally 100% convinced that you are going to love it.
Energies and agendas overlap and intertwine
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