George McFall releases an album ‘XIV:Surrounder’ on Tenement Records.
The nine track long-player – all one-word titles – includes recent single ‘Surrounder’, and is the Edinburgh-raised musician’s first album since 2012’s ‘God Save The Clean’ (released under the name Clean George IV).
The new album follows 2007’s ‘First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment Of Women’; recorded under the moniker Clean George IV, which was followed by, a mere five years later, sophomore effort ‘God Save The Clean’.
McFall describes ‘XIV:Surrounder’ as “a document of my attempts at overcoming self absorption, the dropping of masks, the distillation of output, the never ending battle against the traps of consumerism…”.
The release was originally planned for a 2014 release (hence its title) – but “an unrelenting onslaught of both escape and reality” prevented it from being finished until now.
Written, performed and recorded by McFall at his Tottenham studio, drums were contributed by Murray Briggs (Oi Polloi), Stuart Bastiman (James Yorkston, Clean George IV), and Ali Moniack (Kling Klang), who recorded them at his Arcadia Audio studio in Edinburgh.
The album was then mixed by Aaron Cupples (the Drones, Civil Civic, Spiritualised).
The release is streamable on Spotify