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In the Red Records will proudly present the U.S. edition of Rantings From The Book Of Swamp, the freewheeling eighth studio release by Australia's magnificent and unpredictable Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, as a double album.The Surrealists were formed by the Scientists' singer-songwriter-guitarist Kim Salmon in 1987, betwixt the last two tours by the original incarnation of that pathfinding Perth-bred band. The Surrealists had been dormant in recent years, as the bandleader focused his energy on recording and touring with a reunited lineup of the Scientists. In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown settled around the globe, Salmon reconvened with bassist / baritone guitarist Stu Thomas and drummer Phil Collings, who had appeared on the Surrealists' 2010 release Grand Unifying Theory, the group's most recent record. As with that work, the new material was created live on the studio floor, and emphasized improvisation in both it's structure and content."The premise for this recording," Salmon explains, "was that at it's commencement the band members would come prepared with no other material than whatever ideas they might be able to individually bring. The lyrical content was all derived from my notebooks (Book of Swamp) from sketches I'd been jotting down over the last couple of years. There was to be no consultation about musical forms until the event began. Once the event began, the band had carte blanche to do whatever necessary to salvage compelling performances over the two live events... i.e., we had to make it up from scratch!"Captured at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, by Myles Mumford, the music heard on Rantings From The Book Of Swamp was originally presented as a pair of live streams directed by Andrew Watson at Semiconductor Media. The resultant album comprises thirteen brain-bending tracks characterized by Salmon's percolating lyrical imagination and the raw, unfettered interplay of these three seasoned musical collaborators.
In the Red Records will proudly present the U.S. edition of Rantings From The Book Of Swamp, the freewheeling eighth studio release by Australia's magnificent and unpredictable Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, as a double album.The Surrealists were formed by the Scientists' singer-songwriter-guitarist Kim Salmon in 1987, betwixt the last two tours by the original incarnation of that pathfinding Perth-bred band. The Surrealists had been dormant in recent years, as the bandleader focused his energy on recording and touring with a reunited lineup of the Scientists. In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown settled around the globe, Salmon reconvened with bassist / baritone guitarist Stu Thomas and drummer Phil Collings, who had appeared on the Surrealists' 2010 release Grand Unifying Theory, the group's most recent record. As with that work, the new material was created live on the studio floor, and emphasized improvisation in both it's structure and content."The premise for this recording," Salmon explains, "was that at it's commencement the band members would come prepared with no other material than whatever ideas they might be able to individually bring. The lyrical content was all derived from my notebooks (Book of Swamp) from sketches I'd been jotting down over the last couple of years. There was to be no consultation about musical forms until the event began. Once the event began, the band had carte blanche to do whatever necessary to salvage compelling performances over the two live events... i.e., we had to make it up from scratch!"Captured at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, by Myles Mumford, the music heard on Rantings From The Book Of Swamp was originally presented as a pair of live streams directed by Andrew Watson at Semiconductor Media. The resultant album comprises thirteen brain-bending tracks characterized by Salmon's percolating lyrical imagination and the raw, unfettered interplay of these three seasoned musical collaborators.
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Rantings From The Book Of Swamp
Artist: Kim Salmon & Surrealists
Format: Vinyl
New: In Stock $29.98
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DISC: 1

1. Track 1
2. Intro
3. Track 3
4. I Think I Cracked This Thing
5. Track 5
6. Le Party Girl
7. Track 7
8. Louis XVI
9. Track 9
10. You're Looking Too Close
11. Track 11
12. Incantation
13. Track 13
14. General Electric
15. Track 15
16. the Dark Age Revival
17. Track 17
18. Knives in the Concrete
19. 1
20. Follow the Fluids
21. 1
22. Burn Down the Plantation
23. 1
24. Are You Smart Enough to Know How Stupid You Are?
25. 1
26. Did You Pick It Up in the Playground?

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In the Red Records will proudly present the U.S. edition of Rantings From The Book Of Swamp, the freewheeling eighth studio release by Australia's magnificent and unpredictable Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, as a double album.The Surrealists were formed by the Scientists' singer-songwriter-guitarist Kim Salmon in 1987, betwixt the last two tours by the original incarnation of that pathfinding Perth-bred band. The Surrealists had been dormant in recent years, as the bandleader focused his energy on recording and touring with a reunited lineup of the Scientists. In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown settled around the globe, Salmon reconvened with bassist / baritone guitarist Stu Thomas and drummer Phil Collings, who had appeared on the Surrealists' 2010 release Grand Unifying Theory, the group's most recent record. As with that work, the new material was created live on the studio floor, and emphasized improvisation in both it's structure and content."The premise for this recording," Salmon explains, "was that at it's commencement the band members would come prepared with no other material than whatever ideas they might be able to individually bring. The lyrical content was all derived from my notebooks (Book of Swamp) from sketches I'd been jotting down over the last couple of years. There was to be no consultation about musical forms until the event began. Once the event began, the band had carte blanche to do whatever necessary to salvage compelling performances over the two live events... i.e., we had to make it up from scratch!"Captured at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, by Myles Mumford, the music heard on Rantings From The Book Of Swamp was originally presented as a pair of live streams directed by Andrew Watson at Semiconductor Media. The resultant album comprises thirteen brain-bending tracks characterized by Salmon's percolating lyrical imagination and the raw, unfettered interplay of these three seasoned musical collaborators.
        
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