Irma Vep release a new album, ‘ Embarrassed Landscape ’, on Gringo Records.
It’s the fourth long-player proper from the project helmed by Edwin Stevens – an adopted Glasgow musician from Llanfairfechan in Wales via Manchester, who has released a series of limited releases over the course of the past decade, recorded in fits and starts around the United Kingdom.
The nine-track release – including lead track ‘I Do What I Want’ and available on vinyl, CD and digital – comes via Nottingham-based Gringo Records, whose 70-strong back catalogue of releases includes the likes of Eska and Empire Builder.
‘ Embarrassed Landscape ’ was recorded in Glasgow over two days with regular collaborators Ruari Maclean and Andrew Cheetham.
There are also guest appearances from Mancunian guitarist Kiran Leonard and Stevie Jones (El Hombre Trajeado / Sound of Yell) on piano, while Moema Meade of Dom Jolly / Anarchy 99 is credited as “spirit guide and humblings on all tracks”.
The album, mastered by Steven Ward, was recorded in a variety of locations over the past three years – violins in Todmorden, piano by Jones in Glasgow, and the rest by Stevens and Maclean at Namaste Sound Studio, or at home.