Astral Social Club – Super Grease Important Records
IMPREC156 LP, Limited Edition of 500, Blue
Super Grease is a limited edition of 500 vinyl only release from Vibracathedral Orchestra/Sunroof!/A Band member Neil Campbell. This is a companion release to Astral Social Club''s Neon Pibroch cd also on Important. Click the lp cover to see the deluxe split/splatter blue vinyl. Astral Social Club is the current project of Neil Campbell, formerly of Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sunroof!, A Band and many more. Campbell has been active since the early 80s, and The Wire magazine has said that, along with his friends Richard Youngs and Matthew Bower, he "provided the map co-ordinates for much of what passed for a post-punk UK underground during most of the 80s and 90s". Campbell''s approach as Astral Social Club could be seen as both a continuation and a refutal of his work with Vibracathedral Orchestra - a continuation in that it continues the quest into the unknown stellar regions of improvised drone-based music, and a refutal in its espousal of most of the elemental organic rock modes that made that band so special. The focus here is more on alien electronics and overloaded loop disorientation, sometimes even working with sounds more readily associated with the far end of dance music to produce a truly vast 21st century psychedelic sound.