LOST CAT 011 - Savage Mansion, Document EP (TAPE)

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LOST CAT 011 - Savage Mansion, Document EP (TAPE)

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Savage Mansion - Document EP

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Following the release of last year's postcard single 'Do You Say Hello To Your Neighbours?', Savage Mansion, our Glasgow-based purveyors of of scuzzy slacker guitar pop, have returned with a brand new batch of recordings.  The work of front-man Craig Angus and friends, the Document EP is released on cassette as part of our limited edition Lost Cat series - a platform for fringe, niche and unusual lo-fi audio curio by label artists and friends of the label, which has seen titles from Pictish Trail, Devonanon, Josie Long, Bas Jan and O/S/E

'Older and Wiser' opens the EP, a clattering, rattling runway train of a track with a bassline that drives like a locomotive and guitars that screech like brakes.  The EP's title track, 'Document', swiftly follows, managing to condense the very essence of the band's 90's guitar-heroes in under 90 seconds.

Where Side A is a rush of distortion pedal thrills, Side B is a much more contemplative affair; on 'Modern Times' ('M.T.'), Craig sings of a sense of displacement with everyday life: "i'm just a modern man / with no concentration span / i'm just a modern guy / it's not me, it's the times / the times i'm living in".  On 'Hometime Pt.2', Craig enlists the harmonies of frequent collaborator, and friend of Lost Map, Martha Ffion, for a rare stripped-back acoustic number.

TRACKLISTING

Side A

  1. Older and Wiser
  2. Document

Side B

  1. M.T.
  2. Hometime Pt. 2
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Savage Mansion are Craig Angus (vocals + guitar), Taylor Stewart (drum), Jamie Dubber (bass) and Andrew MacPherson (guitar).  All songs recorded and mixed at Chem19 by Jamie Savage - except 'Modern Times', which was recorded by Susan Bear (Tuff Love / Pictish Trail) and Jamie Savage at Chem19, and mixed by Chris McCrory at Shady Lane.