/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £7 GBP  or more

     

1.
02:44
2.
3.
05:45
4.
03:52
5.
03:01
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
03:38

about

Foxhole is the latest album from James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames) under the name of The Proper Ornaments. On ‘Foxhole’ they’ve sliced away a whole stratum of their sound, removing some distortion and lowering the frequency of plectrum strokes to allow more nuanced, piano-led ideas to emerge.

The title isn’t a reference to Television’s jaunty proto-punk record but seems to be more of a dark, protective interior, a head space sketched out on ‘Jeremy’s Song’. While their particularly recognisable production style (a bright, frozen counterpoint to the airless mixes one encounters more often) remains, three things stand out as likely reasons for the shift in mood. By the time they got around to recording again in James’ bedroom in Finsbury Park that Summer, the instability around the recording of ‘Wooden Head’ (and the five years before) had slid into a deep and seething acrimony. Second, they both bought pianos. Third, when the band, with Daniel Nellis and Bobby Syme joining on bass and drums went to record at Tin Room in Hackney in June, the pinch wheel on the 8 track machine was broken and somehow no one noticed. All but one recording, ‘The Frozen Stare,’ was hopelessly warped, so they went and did it all again from scratch back at James’.

Released on 20th January 2017. Available on limited edition translucent blue vinyl, with a secret two-track 7". Only 250 copies, w/download code

Released in conjunction with Slumberland

credits

released January 20, 2017

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Tough Love London

Don't do anything important with anybody else

London
2005 -

contact / help

Contact Tough Love

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code