Midas Fall 'The Menagerie Inside' CD, Vinyl and Digital album MONO-98
Released on the 4th of September, 2015.
All physical product orders will include a digital download of the album in a choice of formats, and will also include free Midas Fall pins and stickers while supplies last.
Once described as "powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating" by The Founder Magazine, UK-based quartet MIDAS FALL have carved a distinctive and captivating sound, fusing elements of electronica, post-rock, shoegaze and alternative rock with progressive and gothic undertones to create taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton.
Forged in Edinburgh, Scotland and now based in the north of England, the eclectic collective – founding members Heaton and Rowan Burn (guitar, piano) with Steven Pellatt (drums/percussion/piano) and Chris Holland (bass) – has spent the past year composing the follow-up to their 2013-issued Wilderness full-length. Titled The Menagerie Inside, MIDAS FALL’s third long player was captured live at Red Wall Studios, mastered by Seattle legendary engineer Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Caspian, Fleet Foxes et al) and offers up ten sprawling tracks of sonic enormity. From the sorrowing echo of wilting violins in “Counting Colours,” to the emotionally gutting close of “Circus Performer,” the forty-six-minute epic is as heavy sonically as it is cerebrally. An introspective journey through dark and light, The Menagerie Inside is at once graceful, urgent and star-gazingly compelling. Cascading riffs ebb, flow and surge into rich, ethereal piano crescendos, the weight of Heaton’s delicate angelic resonance adding depth to her every echoing word. With The Menagerie Inside, MIDAS FALL manifests a sound and atmosphere that’s organic, emotionally stirring and habitually awe-inspiring, further verifying the strength of their songcraft and musicianship.
Comments the band of their latest creation, “We wanted to capture the energy of our live shows, so we took a different approach this time by recording the album live.”
The album will be released worldwide September 4th, 2015 on Monotreme Records in CD and digital download formats, as well as a limited edition 180-gram vinyl LP in translucent purple with black splatter, with a free album CD and poster inside. (We regret to inform you that due to recent changes in tax legislation, we can only sell the digital download-only version of this album to UK customers. The digital album will be available on all major commercial platforms worldwide, such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. on the release date.)
For fans of Cocteau Twins, Caspian, Daughter, Immanu El, A Perfect Circle, Jenniferever, Aereogramme, Evanescence
Vinyl LP: Pressing of 500 copies on 180 gm vinyl (200 black, 300 translucent purple with black splatter). Includes a free poster and album CD inside.
- Circus Performer
- Counting Colours
- The Morning Asked and I Said No
- Half a Mile Outside
- Tramadol Baby
- A Song Built From Scraps of Paper