Bernholz releases pre-order for ‘Consequences 5 – The Triumphal Arch of the Death Curve’

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Following his critically acclaimed collaborative Near Future LP ‘Idea Home’ released earlier this year, Bernholz has released the pre-order for the fifth volume of his ‘Consequences’ series.

‘Consequences 5 – The Triumphal Arch of the Death Curve’ is a shimmering experiment in percussive and emotive sounds that feel both old and new, familiar and exotic. Consequences 5 is now up for pre-order on digital and cassette, available from 10 October.

LISTEN AND PRE-ORDER HERE.

‘IDEAL HOME’ by Near Future (Bernholz + Neil Arthur) – OUT NOW

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‘The mood is enigmatic, Ballardian, with electronics twisted into unconventional structures. Urban poetry for the English edgelands.’ 7/10 Uncut Magazine

‘Ideal Home shows the value of keeping the emotional shades down and the ambient temperature cool.’ MOJO

“A sharp and sparkling album of futuristic beauty.” Louder Than War

‘Impressive . . . yep, this is going to f*** with some heads.’ Classic Pop Magazine

Out NOW on Blanc Check records – Near Future’s stunning debut, Ideal Home is finally released on Vinyl, CD and Digital formats – also available to stream in full here on Bandcamp. Rising in its acclaim, it has been getting airplay from BBC 6 Music’s Nemone, and Gideon Coe.

A special, limited number of signed CDs and Vinyl are available from their shop, and the pair will hit London with their third gig to date, on 6th September at the Institute of Light.

 

Near Future (Bernholz & Neil Arthur) interviewed for Louder Than War

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With their debut album ‘Ideal Home’ already announced for 26.05.18 on Neil’s own label – Blanc Check Records, Near Future (Bernholz and Neil Arthur) give one of their first in-depth interviews with Louder Than War about the new project and album, and forthcoming live tour.

You can hear the first tracks to be released ‘Ideal Home / Overwhelmed’ here:

 

Annual General Meeting Record (Vol 2)

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING RECORD (VOL. 2)

Digital + Cassette

1. Ital Tek – To Dust
2. Rosemary Loves a Blackberry – Play or Pay
3. Timeron – Risers
4. I Speak Machine – Blood from a Stone
5. Lighght – Gutter
6. Near Future – Divides At
7. Bernholz – 58
8. Anneka – These Lands
9. Acquaintance – We’ve Got to Have Some Music on the New Frontier
10. Alex Painter – Sweetness
11. Gazelle Twin – Smash
12. Lone Taxidermist – Red Kiss
13. Fog School – You Were Born for Chilling Deeds
14. Nick Sutton – Prayer
All profits in support of Refugee Action.

NEAR FUTURE

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Bernholz has been collaborating with Neil Arthur of Blancmange.

Their new project is called ‘Near Future'; the duo have produced music and artwork through a series of timed email exchanges, resulting in the angular, percussive ‘Ideal Home’ as their debut single. The shared vocals and atmospheric production (with lyrics by Bernholz) maintain a balance between cold, detached observation and human feeling. The track has already received airplay courtesy of Gideon Coe on BBC 6Music.

Meanwhile, the B-side ‘Overwhelmed’ is more emotional. A quietly moving piece of music written and recorded by Bernholz, the track inspired Neil Arthur to write the words, take the lead vocal and add some further loops and sounds.

‘Ideal Home/Overwhelmed’ will be released on Blanc Check Records on 22nd April 2016. There are limited signed promo CDs available online.

Near Future will be recording more material throughout the year and plan to release their debut album in 2017.

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