Mark Pritchard

Under The Sun

Warp Records WARPLP244
  • 2LP: Includes download, 180gr Vinyl, Gatefold, Poster, Printed Inners
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Pritchard's first solo album in five years, boldly reestablishes what an 'album' can mean at this point in time. Designed to be listened to in one sitting, Under The Sun achieves what most albums aim for but rarely achieve perfect synergy. Where the potential of the sum of the parts, the individual tracks, resonate even more fully when experienced as part of the whole album. Under The Sun is one story told in chapters and, as with any good story, the spell is only maintained if you don't skip to the end.

Pritchard, as usual, defies easy categorization and that is what gives depth and nuance to this work. He draws on the sounds and influences genetically coded in his musical DNA, ambient, nuwave, avantgarde electronics and folk, but reimagines them through an otherworldly filter that cements Under The Sun somewhere in the future, rather than the past.

This is a personal work, innovative and brave from the opening drone of '?' to the delicate bassheavy ambience of the closing title track, 'Under The Sun' . It's an emotional exploration but without ever becoming manipulative. In every moment there is space for the listener to imagine and project their own meaning, allowing it to become more subjective and more intimate with each listen.

Recalled memory is an important theme here and a sense of the English West Country of Pritchard's youth echoes through the album. Certain musical moods recur, particularly a kind of tonality that he halfseriously refers to as "medieval", a way with chords and melodies, and also a sense of storytelling, that most obviously comes through the psychedelic influences on the Thom Yorke and Linda Perhacs collaborations "Beautiful People" and "You Wash my Soul".

Each song evokes a different sensibility, the classic Global Communication style space voyaging of "EMS" and "Sad Alron", can sit alongside the dark poetry and vintage avantgarde synthesis of "The Blinds Cage" with Beans from Antipop Consortium, and the tropicalia and Beach Boys influences of Bibio, all on the same record.

Packaging: 2 x heavyweight LP in gatefold with printed inner sleeves, poster insert and DL card.

Mark Pritchard: Under The Sun

Mark Pritchard
Give It Your Choir (feat. Bibio) Mark Pritchard
Infrared Mark Pritchard
Falling Mark Pritchard
Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke) Mark Pritchard
Where Do They Go, The Butterflies Mark Pritchard
Sad Alron Mark Pritchard
You Wash My Soul (feat. Linda Perhacs) Mark Pritchard
Cycles of 9 Mark Pritchard
Hi Red Mark Pritchard
Ems Mark Pritchard
The Blinds Cage (feat. Beans) Mark Pritchard
Dawn Of The North Mark Pritchard
Khufu Mark Pritchard
Rebel Angels Mark Pritchard
Under The Sun Mark Pritchard

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