Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the instrumental ensemble Remember Remember has announced the details for their second album, The Quickening, which will see a US release on October 11th through Mogwai’s Rock Action Records. To coincide with the news, the band is sharing a new animated video from Scottish-based animator Becky Manson for one of the album’s tracks, “Scottish Widows.”
Remember Remember’s musical journey, one that began as one guy on stage with a loopstation and a bag of toys, now finds them here with The Quickening, a powerful and exciting listen that promises live experiences just as thrilling.
Recorded in early 2011 at Chem 19 Studios, Scotland against a background of tumultuous global events, The Quickening sees Remember Remember return with the same seven-piece group heard on last year’s “RR Scorpii” EP. The Quickening is still a playful, colourful record- the music dives deeper into darker, psychedelic territories hinted at on “RR Scorpii.” Pagan waltzes, apocalyptic Egyptian surf and Middle Eastern modes mingle with somber pianos and bleak string interludes, concluding with a duo of songs- “One Happier” and “John Candy,” both bittersweet and stratospheric, creating an ending made of pure, bright light.
The band has has been playing elaborately staged shows in and around Glasgow for the past few years and has been producing some of the most epic-sounding and ambitious music we’ve heard in a long time. The band will appeal to fans of Mice Parade, Animal Collective and Bjork, along with artists such as Philip Glass, Brian Eno and Yann Tiersen.