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We would like to apologise for the recent hiatus in posting here at iamtheeuropean.com. This is due to time pressures brought about by our current aggressive program of expansion. Recent developments include, but are not limited to:
In this short video, we present the heroic/pathetic figure of The Settler as he wanders, lost and conflicted, through the jagged ruins of Modernism, in search of some dimensional portal to the happy hunting grounds of the post-historic era.
The Settler is the new single by THE EUROPEAN. Released March 2010 by Stolen Recordings.
Directed by Simon Break.
Photography and lighting by Coco Asper Valdes and Paul Jones.
Firstly, the album launch party has been scheduled for 22nd February (Edit: rescheduled to 23rd February) at The Stags Head in Hoxton, London. Support acts are being arranged and will be announced here as soon as they are confirmed.
In a traditional hierarchical system (taxonomy), the designer sets out a limited number of terms to use for classification, and there is one correct way to classify each item. In a tagging system, there are an unlimited number of ways to classify an item, and there is no “wrong” choice. Instead of belonging to one category, an item may have several different tags.
Beyond Good and Evil
Arguments about morality are arguments about filing. Books must be filed on a specific shelf. Computers can file anything under anything else. Therefore shelves are moral and computers are amoral.
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.