Chemikal Underground have officially announced details of the forthcoming debut album from former Aereogramme fellas Iain Cook and Craig B. The following message was tucked away in their latest mail out:
"The much anticipated post-Aereogramme project for Craig B and Iain Cook has finally arrived and will be released on February 15th. Their self-titled, 10-track debut, The Unwinding Hours, is a glorious piece of work: poignantly tender and ear-meltingly loud, often on the same track. The process of writing this album was, how would you say? Organic . In other words it took a long time but it was essential the album came together in its own way and that Craig and Iain never felt rushed or under pressure to churn something out quickly. Here’s a snippet from the press release with Iain talking about the genesis of the album’s closer The Final Hour…
Initially recorded in a friend’s Boston studio during Aereogramme’s last tour of the US, The Final Hour demo was conceived with the rain hammering down on a dispiriting, traumatic tour and, as Iain points out, “the original demo definitely reflected that. So much so that I don’t think Craig even wanted to listen to the song again let alone put it on the album, but I kept insisting it was a belter and that we should work on it. The refrain that Craig sings in the latter half of the song “I saw you…” is one of my favourite things he has written and I wanted the music to be devastatingly loud and slow.”
There Are Worse Things Than Being Alone
Peaceful Liquid Shell
The Final Hour
You can download a free mp3 of the opening track below.
The Unwinding Hours - Knut