Mould Fires Off An Arsenal Of New Music
Hot on the heels of his just-released "Modulate" album, Bob Mould today (March 28) made two additional new albums available for purchase through his own Granary Music Web site.Hot on the heels of his just-released "Modulate" album, Bob Mould today (March 28) made two additional new albums available for purchase through his own Granary Music Web site. The releases, which retail for $15.00 and will also be available at Mould's ongoing Carnival of Light And Sound tour, are part of a flood of material from the singer/songwriter following a three-and-a-half year silence. They are respectively titled "Long Playing Grooves" and "LiveDog98."
"Long Playing Grooves," recorded under the LoudBomb moniker, finds Mould venturing further into the electronic musical terrain found on "Modulate." Less guitar-focused than its counterpart and clearly a departure from his previous musical approaches, its 12 tracks range from chilled ambient beats to early '80s funk pop, delving into found-sound breakbeat and heavy distorted house music. A traditional retail release is planned for later this year.
"LiveDog98" credited to the Bob Mould Band, is an artifact from a London concert put to tape on October 29, 1998. Chronicling the tour support of his 1998 studio effort, "The Last Dog and Pony Show" and originally recorded for a BBC broadcast, the set is described by Granary as featuring "Bob's electric guitar work as its finest, along with the raspy 'two months into a tour' voice."
Mould is planning to release yet another album in 2002. To be titled "Body of Song," the straightforward acoustic album, akin to his 1989 solo album "Workbook," is due this September. The Carnival of Light And Sound tour hits St. Louis tomorrow.