Sir Robert Orange Peel - Turn That Bloody Racket Down !

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REVIEWS OF SIR ROBERT

2018

Recommended by Brian Bordello, this is Sir Robert Orange Peel with ‘put a bag over your head’ – an impish side swipe at the national squad just out through metal postcard, who at one time in the long distant past used to send us records for review.
LOSING TODAY

The once radical act of cutting up and putting together a bunch of sampled voices has, like most activities carried out in the name of popular music, become generally horribly stale and predictable. The genre, if it can be called that, desperately needs someone to raise it above its sterile condition, to recognise that the relative simplicity of the practice isn't an excuse simply to toss out any old junk and stick it on Soundcloud.

Sir Robert Orange Peel may well be that person. His second album, which follows with almost impertinent haste on the heels of his previous collection, is a triumph of wit and audacity that works so well fundamentally because, hidden beneath the sampled voices and intoxicating rhythms that have an appealing ring of The Normal or Fad Gadget about them, is a shrewdly deployed obsession.

If this is sometimes veiled by arch references and cultural in-jokes, then that just adds a further layer to a highly enjoyable listening process. You don't have to be familiar with The Fall to understand where the title of 'Europeans in Australia' comes from and you don't have to know anything about The Lovely Eggs to get the reference in 'Get your mince pies off my lovely eggs!' - a version of which first appeared in session in my Dandelion Radio show in January - and there's certainly a deep mine of enjoyment to be ploughed even among the uninitiated.
UNWASHED TERRITORIES

2017

The first thing we heard from Sir Robert Orange Peel was musical accompaniment to Mark E Smith reading out the classified football scores. Of course we were listening.

Now comes a debut release on the ever-interesting Metal Postcards label. The 6-track EP/mini-album is the unimaginatively-titled Sir Robert Orange Peel volume 1, but that’s perhaps because all the mental effort has gone into creating the sound. We feature Deep Water here, a track that starts a bit like Giorgio Moroder, but underpinned by a ramble about playing gigs in Somerset and how kebab shops in London stay open beyond half past ten.
Utterly unique and quite compelling.
BOOK OF FLIES

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released January 31, 2019

2019 Metal Postcard
2019 Sir Robert Orange Peel

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