Mewgatz – Love Songs and Car Boot... - CD (OIB008)
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Following the critically acclaimed Underfelt EP in 2007 comes Mewgatz debut album ‘Love Songs and Car Boot Electronica’. 16 months in the making, the album comprises 14 incredibly introspective and heart-warming tracks which are as much about the fragility of relationships as they the fragility of machinery. Falling somewhere between the Magnetic Fields, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Squarepusher, these rich and subversive musical compositions are brought to life by Mewgatz trademark humble and bittersweet lyrics surrounding the themes of lost and found love and his continuing frustration at his dependency upon the modern technology which makes his music.
The artwork for ‘Love Songs and Car Boot Electronica’ was all designed by the seminal Chicago cartoonist Jeffrey Brown, famous for his autobiographical comic books ‘Clumsy’, ‘Unlikely’ and ‘Little Things’ as well as album artwork for Los Campesinos and music videos for Death Cab for Cutie. Both artists construct their art in a very similar lo-fi, emotional, and humorous way, Jeffrey Brown for example is famous for continually drawing his characters out of proportion or incorrect so as to mirror the awkwardness of the situation he depicts, where as Mewgatz utalises abused robotic malfunctions to underscore his themes of human fragility. It was this joint appreciation of their love for the small details of people’s everyday lives that brought these two artists together.
Here on ‘Love Songs and Car Boot Electronica’ Jeffrey Brown offers both a rare six panel full-colour digipak as well as a 16 page album interpretation comic book as the insert liner notes.Tracklisting:
- Transatlantic Fiberoptics
- Arm Control
- £3 Disco
- Style 19
- Moscow Waltz
**OIB Records webstore exclusive: The first 100 copies of the album come with a limited edition set of 3 Mewgatz badges designed by Jeffrey Brown.**
“This isn't just an artist trying to push boundaries for the sake of it. He has combined his interesting beats and blips with lyrics about life, relationships and his everyday struggles. What comes through as the album unfolds though is the positivity that things will get better…The album isn't the hard listen that so many in this genre are, but instead draws you in with each listen. I urge you to fall in love with this record.” – The 405
“It’s hard to dislike an album that exhibits this much home-hewn charm” – AU Magazine