Mark Pritchard

The Four Worlds

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Record Label
Warp

About this item

Mark Pritchard returns with ‘The Four Worlds’, an eight-track collection further exploring the sonic worlds first encountered on 2016’s opus "Under The Sun". Mark has once again collaborated with acclaimed visual artist Jonathan Zawada on artwork and visuals.

"The Four Worlds" features a collection of underground poets and musicians including Colorado’s psychedelic heroine Space Lady on "S.O.S" and eighties cult radio artist Gregory Whitehead on "Come Let Us".

Mark Pritchard has been releasing music under different guises for nearly three decades (Global Communication, Reload, Africa Hitech, Harmonic 313, Harmonic 33, to name a few). Mark has become a figurehead in his field with artists such as Thom Yorke, Linda Perhacs, The Space Lady, Bibio, Clark and Wiley all queuing up to work with him. Luckily for long term fans, there's still bucket loads of underground spirit permeating through the album. "Glasspops" opens with one of his characteristic, growling sawtooths, paired with technoid perc and a steady incline it introduces the rest of the album's smaller missives perfectly, occupying most of side A and building the air of anticipation and drama perfectly for what follows - a haunting set of poems matched with sublimely astute sound design! From Gregory Whitehead's occultist delivery on "Come Let Us" to the instantly celestial hymnal of "The Arched Window", the air of otherworldliness and spirituality is omnipresent throughout. We're loving this concept here at Picc HQ - it's great to finally see some dramatic spoken word interwoven with sound design and sonic textures so well. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: The last outing from Pritchard gained a hefty following in the shop, and this one is set to do the same. Deep, rhythmic basslines, outsider electronics and snapping bitcrushed percussion all form together into a brilliantly engrossing whole.

TRACK LISTING

Glasspops
Circle Of Fear
Come Let Us Ft Gregory Whitehead
The Arched Window
S.O.S. Ft The Space Lady
Parkstone Melody II
Mên-an-Tol
The Four Worlds

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