Fruits de Mer Records chalks up its 100th “Crustacean” release and just when you thought it was safe to go back to the fishmongers, The Fishheads are back – a gang of roaming musicians rounded up by Marc Swordfish from Astralasia, force-fed classic 60s Psychedia and locked up in a virtual studio until they come out with a bunch of WAV files.
“Lobster Basque Replica” combines one side of covers – from Pink Floyd to Mighty Baby – with a sidelong piece that starts off owing something to Leonard Bernstein‘s “Something’s Coming” from “West Side Story” and then goes somewhere else entirely, courtesy of Swordfish.
The bonus CD includes alternative mixes of the LP tracks and another epic track from Marc that explores weird, new territory with “Lola’s Story” (Lola being the lobster featured on the front cover)
“Lobster Basque Replica” was going to be a double 7″, but that would have cost more than an LP and we wouldn’t have been able to fit all the music on them, so it isn’t.
(The Fishheads once again feature members of Astralasia, plus Anton Barbeau, Simon House and Icarus Peel in an unholy alliance).
Stream the track “Egyptian Tomb” through the YouTube player below:
Pre-Order the album here: https://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/basque.html
Tracklisting for the LP:
- See Emily Play (4:13)
- Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (4.:57)
- Remember A Day (4:10)
- Egyptian Tomb (3:21)
- Oops! Something’s Coming From Another Planet (21:18)