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Simian Mobile Disco bring live and studio performances closer together for new album

By | Published on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Simian Mobile Disco

Hey, Simian Mobile Disco are back. That’s good news, I think we can all agree. Yes? Yes. They have a new album called ‘Whorl’ coming out on 9 Sep, preceded by the first single, ‘Tangents’, on 1 Jul.

The album sees a shift for SMD away from computers and towards more hands-on electronic music making. Explains the duo’s Jas Shaw: “The recordings we did in the studio while we were writing and rehearsing the new material for ‘Whorl’ were simply ‘live’ takes – the system we’re using has limited ability to save patterns in the sequencer, but nothing like the flexibility of a computer. Live performance and studio composition are essentially now the same process, rather than the common method of writing a track using the computer, and then working out ways to perform it live”.

They’ll be showing just how linked the two things are by playing live at Union Chapel in London on the album’s release date. Until then, here’s a teaser trailer: