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.
‘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.
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:
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.
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.