Pere Ubu's 18th album over a forty year career that has seen them break rules, confuse and continue to divide music critics globally. Carnival of Souls was conceived in the midst of a gruelling tour schedule that accompanied the release of Lady from Shanghai. The band performed a live underscore for a screening of the 1962 movie that gives the new album its name at the 2013 East End Film Festival in London. A 'shock troops' version of the band went on the road in the UK and Europe to evolve those ideas into songs, improvising entirely new sets of music around core themes each night. On the road, the frayed nerves of ... + INFO
With Pere Ubu on hiatus since 1982's excellent "Song Of The Bailing Man', David Thomas had recorded a[ much-praised solo album and the band had now signed to a major label. In a period of rampant world commercialism, what would happen next? Another crucial era for the band unravelled, Pere Ubu's journey charted new undulating territory and so began a three/album escapade that retooled our understanding of what pop music is.
Their second album, originally released in 1978. For this reworking, Paul Hamann at Suma has transferred from the original 2-track analogue mix tapes to digital at the highest resolution available, which is at least four times the resolution of the original. The tracks have carefully been re-mastered by sonic architect Brian Pyle so as to capture the unique qualities within.
A very limited repress, 1000 copies only for the world. The phenomenal "controversial" single from 1976 that kick started Ohio's reaction to punk rock. A must have piece of American music history from a band who reinvented music in their own image. A limited edition pressing recreating their second self released Hearpen single, sounding just as revolutionary and inspirational many moons later.TRacklist A Final Solution. B Cloud 149
Pere Ubu return with their first new studio album for over three years in January 2013, the thirty-fifth anniversary of the group's debut (The Modern Dance). The album ushers in a new era in the history of Pere Ubu, with David Thomas and band continuing to provoke and shock listeners, further establishing them as one of the most innovative, progressive and important bands of all time. Lady from Shanghai is an album of dance music - it is the Ubu Dance Party. "The dancer is the puppet of the dance," says singer David Thomas. "It's long past time somebody puts an end to this abomination. Lady From Shanghai has fixed the... + INFO