Scattered Ashes is the third track to be taken from the upcoming instrumental interpretation, Orchestral Variations, of the Minor Victories‘ self-titled debut album, released last summer through Fat Possum Records.
This orchestral interpretation of the album evolved from the band’s initial workings and much of the original music came about through string arrangements, melodies and general noodling. Orchestral Variations takes it back to that point, to the bare bones…
As this instrumental representation glides into earshot, expressive and atmospheric piano planes a minimal musical landscape encapsulating the dynamic of its predecessor, and weaving an intimate and stunning path over its five minutes. Accompanied by the visual talents of James and Justin Lockey under their Hand Held Cine Club nom de plume, the video continues to mine the band’s contemplative mode following the brothers’ previous videos.
Following the release of their debut album, the band – comprised of Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Editors’ Justin Lockey and his brother James – made their live debut at London’s Village Underground in May, finishing 2016 with a European tour and a run of arena shows as guests of Placebo throughout the UK and Ireland.
Released on 27th January through Fat Possum, Orchestral Variations will be available digitally and a limited 180g double vinyl (w/ download code) housed in a gatefold greycard sleeve.
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