Brook reveal the official video for Built You For Thought

VeryRecords recording artists Brook have today revealed the video to accompany the title track of their new album Built You For Thought.

The Built You For Thought album is available to buy right now in CD and WAV Download editions from the VeryRecords shop, and as an MP3 download from iTunes and all good online retailers.

Read Soundthread’s track-by-track guide to Brook’s Built You For Thought album…

Brook’s debut album Built You For Thought is released today and to celebrate our friends at Soundthread have published an interview with the duo in the form of a track-by-track guide to the album which you can read by clicking the button below.

Built You For Thought is available to buy right now in CD and WAV Download editions from the VeryRecords shop, and as a download from iTunes and all good online retailers.

Introducing Brook’s Built You For Thought

VeryRecords is pleased to announce the release of Built You For Thought, the debut album by UK electronic duo Brook. The album will be released on 20th September 2019.

‘Built You For Thought’ combines the captivating vocals of Beth Brooks with a delicate, sensitive electronic palette from Howard Rider.

The ten highly personal songs on the album are delivered with an arresting power and a towering emotional resonance. Beth, a seasoned soul and blues vocalist from the UK’s Midlands possesses a technique unlike any other, capable of switching from quiet introspection to blistering urgency, sometimes within the same song. It’s an effect that can lead the listener to mistakenly think they are hearing a choir of many voices instead of just one.

“I was profoundly deaf until I was about four and I had to endure loads of operations,” explains Beth. “From then on, I started to try and replicate certain sounds and the way people sang, and I think that’s where all those different voices come from.”

The temptation would be for Howard’s music to follow Beth’s lead. After encouraging his brother to sell his Renault 5 to buy a drum machine when he was fifteen, Howard was weaned on a diet of dance music. Having previously released upbeat electronic music loaded with melodies, it would have been all too easy for Howard to put Beth’s vocal in a loud, similarly-intense setting. Instead, the music here is a conscious exercise in self-restraint: reflective passages and quietly turbulent, stirring juxtapositions, occasionally coalescing into sequences and arrangements laden with tension and robust rhythms, or nodding to the eclecticism of modern classical composition.

Lyrically, the album’s diaristic lyrics finds Beth in the role of observer, ruminating nostalgically on her time living in Australia (lead track ‘Diamond Days’), trying to fathom a loved one’s incomprehensible anger and mood swings (‘Rage’) and contemplating what the world would have turned out like if only Adam had bitten the apple instead of Eve (‘Applaud’).

Elsewhere, the muted electro pulse of the album’s title track finds Beth wondering why so many old buildings are ignored in favour of derivative modernity, while the standout ‘Prince’ places Brook on the sound system of a New York nightclub in the years before house music took over, its lyrics shining a bitter torch on the fairytale notion of waiting for one special person to arrive in your life.

‘Built You For Thought’ is the product of two years of work. The tracks began with Beth recording alone with an acoustic guitar before Howard began wrapping her vocals in layers of intricate synths and textures to create the ten fragile pieces here. “While we were making the record, someone said to me that we should keep it simple,” says Howard. “If this had been a solo project I’d have probably made this all sound a lot crazier, but gradually I began to realize he was correct. What we needed was a lot of space for Beth to be the central focus of these songs.”

The result is a suite of songs that are deliberately and delicately understated, presented in such a way as to put Beth’s many voices and her individual outlook on life, society and relationships at the very heart of each song; songs that cannot help but leave a mark on you and which will stay with you long after ‘Built You For Thought’ has finished.

Happy New Year!

Here’s a little something to ease you into 2019…

VeryRecords is proud to present ‘Cello and No Buchla’, a piece composed and performed by Reed Hays from VeryRecords artists Reed & Caroline.

The track features cello, Organelle and Mutable Instrument Modules controlled by the Verbos Touchplate Keyboard… we hope you like it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Reed & Caroline reveal new video for Ocean from their Hello Science album

VeryRecords has unveiled a video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s track Ocean from their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album will shortly be available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Watch Reed & Caroline’s new Metatron video

VeryRecords has unveiled a video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s new track Metatron which features on their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album will shortly be available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Watch the video for Reed & Caroline’s track Buoyancy

VeryRecords has unveiled another video from Reed & Caroline. The new video showcases the track Buoyancy from the new Reed & Caroline album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album is also available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

The new video to accompany Reed & Caroline’s Internet of Things is online now…

VeryRecords has today revealed a brand new video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s new track Internet of Things which features on their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album is also available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Here’s the video to accompany Another Solar System from Reed & Caroline’s Hello Science album

VeryRecords has unveiled a video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s new track Another Solar System which features on their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album is also available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

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