Homesick, The - The Big Exercise [Very Limited Loser Edition Yellow Color Vinyl]

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If their debut Youth Hunt marked The Homesick’s tryst with faith and pastoral life, the band’s upcoming second album The Big Exercise brings them to more grounded, tangible pastures. With its title ripped from a passage in the Scott Walker-biography Deep Shade Of Blue, the record is a concentrated effort by Jaap van der Velde, Erik Woudwijk and Elias Elgersma to explore the physicality of their music in fresh ways. 

“When we were on tour in 2018, I bought Meredith Monk’s Dolmen Music in Switzerland,” Van der Velde recalls, “Elias and I have been completely immersed in her music ever since. But also the work of Joan La Barbara for example, who also did things with extended vocal techniques, that was also quite vital to us. We discovered that the human voice offers so many beautiful elements that can still feel very physical and intrusive.”

TRACKS

  1. What's In Store
  2. Children's Day
  3. Pawing
  4. I Celebrate My Fantasy
  5. Leap Year
  6. The Small Exercise
  7. The Big Exercise
  8. Focus On The Beach
  9. Kaïn
  10. Male Bonding
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