Release date: 08.01.2013
Music Style: Techno
Article No.: 1790387 / DNEIG01
Edited text From FACT magazine news / review:
Almost twenty years later, Eyeless In Gaza are ready to release their first record on Downwards, one which will doubtless
reinforce their cult status and help introduce their remarkable body of work to a new generation. Butterfly Attitude is described
as a "specially-commissioned sister work" to the band's other new full-length album, Everyone
Feels Like A Stranger (forthcoming on CD soon through Veto).
You get five tracks on the LP (seven tracks on the CD), all exploring the predominantly acoustic, folk-oriented sound that
has been EIG's preference for some years now, with Bates' pungent lead vocals cast in minimalist but muscular
arrangements of guitar, percussion, harmonica, keyboards, bass, melodica, organ, banjo, ukelele, steel pans and "Morse
code". As ever, Becker and Bates conjure a precious ambience out of, and around, their performances: particularly
resonant are 'Dust' and 'The Day Began', the latter recalling the unique sound design of classic Eyeless albums
like Drumming The Beating Heart.