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Glass Darkly

by Snorkel

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"The missing link between krautrock and Lee Scratch Perry". [Rock A Rolla]

"...the spirit of Ege Banyasi-era Can looms large... There is also a debt to This Heat's post-Prog experimentalism in the detailed tinkering: tape loops, primitive Casio electronics, squelchy moog basslines...borne along by the momentum of a spontaneously self-generating groove." [The Wire]

"This debut from the South London sextet is bathed in the rhythmic propulsion of Can, spiky post-punk Moog/guitar interplay, and the dissonance of This Heat" [Uncut]

"Like having your head squeezed a full fathom five down, the pressure here is good... throwing in an MC, some synths and a damn fine bit of drumming, this is deeply grooved and experimental stuff" [Clash]

"This one here sounds like an evil super-distillation of everything you ever liked about challenging music but you got it chained to the heater of your one-bedroom apartment in order to keep it hidden from the eyes of the world" [Lodown]

"Glass Darkly is a refreshingly categorization-resistant blast of unsettling sounds to stroke chins or bust a move to." [Kruger magazine]

"Glass Darkly proves to be an audacious yet highly successful experiment in leftfield, futuristic astral-Jazz fusion, always twisting and turning, yet never losing sight of its melodic aesthetic. To provide such consistency through-out the album is a major feat and listeners will undoubtedly have the CD on constant rotation." [experimusic]

"A brilliant album full of dark twists and turns" [Buzzin Fly]



released January 28, 2008


Charles Stuart - synths, drum machine, rhodes, piano, voice
Ben Cowen - synths, sampler
Frank Byng - drums, dr sample, electronic percussion
129 - MPC, unprepared guitar, casiotone, voice
Tom Marriott - trombone + fx
Lucas Suarez - guitar
Oren Marshall - tuba [9]

Produced by Frank Byng + Snorkel



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Snorkel London, UK

Frank Byng -
drums, percussion, electronics

Ben Cowen -
synths, samplers

Ralph Cumbers -
electronics, trombone, bass

Tom Marriott - trombone, fx

Roberto Sassi -

"The missing link between krautrock and Lee Scratch Perry" [Rock a Rolla]

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