A track from our first album as a group, 'Electric Old Wire Noise'. The album was comprises new recordings of music from 67 moons and wedontknowhowyoufindtimeforallofuslordbutweregratefulthatyoudo, based on re-arrangements of the music for the new group.
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“The Monroe Transfer’s music is big and bold, confident and complex; it relies little on repetition and quiet-loud-quiet dynamics, and is all the more stirring for its reluctance to adhere to tried-and-tested formulas” [Drowned in Sound]
“ALBUM OF THE WEEK. The Monroe Transfer may have seemingly come out of nowhere, but with their debut release have crafted a post-rock classic that sets them among the ranks of the best in the genre. There’s an epic quality here which utilises a delicate Orchestral aesthetic – imagine if Max Richter was to collaborate with Mogwai – a handpicked mixture of mindblowing string compositions coupled with experimental guitar and percussion so precise it may as well be compared to the Battles – yes it’s that good. A Huge recommendation.” [Boomkat Online]
“their music is intense, slow-building, hypnotic, even mesmerising in its effect, its relative simplicity a vital part of its appeal: there are no showy solos, no instrumental pyrotechnics of any sort; every contribution is at the service of the overall group sound, which is an utterly beguiling mix of plangent strings, flickering guitars, electronic noise and forcefully tasteful drums building to uplifting climaxes” [Vortex album reviews]
from Electric Old Wire Noise,
released January 1, 2005
Kat Hudson – viola
Seiriol Davies – ‘cello
Pete Withey – electric guitar
Nick Gill – electric guitar, ukulele, glockenspiel, samples
Dave O’Brien – double bass
Ed Howard – drums
Recorded by Ed at ADP Studios, East Sussex; produced & mixed by Ed, with some help from Nick.