Stupid CosmonautAlgol

12" Vinyl LP


12″ LP on black & grey side A/side B colour-effect vinyl

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The eighth release on Drone Rock Records is the debut vinyl album for Stupid Cosmonaut, an ambient-electronic-noise outfit from the North West of England who are tipped for big things in the modern psych/drone world. Algol provides the perfect soundtrack to the Soviet Bloc era science-fiction movies you can only dream about.

In the bands’ own words, “Algol, invites you to discorporate and allow your mind to be piloted, wordlessly, through stunning cosmic vistas of kaleidoscopic guitars and dark synths before being ferociously atomised by the crushing, untamed forces of deep space as its story unfolds. Myriad calculations hum in the computer brain of an automated space craft, it’s cargo, a lone passenger suspended in stasis, dreaming and oblivious as they navigate a celestial storm at the barycenter of Algol, The Demon Star.”

Algol will be a very limited run of just 300 copies (60 of these going directly to the band) pressed onto black and grey side a/side b coloured effect vinyl to match the hand drawn pencil drawings of the cover art by band-member Steven McNamara.


Passing Between Dancing Giants

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Weight 0.5 kg

Stupid Cosmonaut


Formed in 2016 in the north west of England, Stupid Cosmonaut draw inspiration from science fiction and the cosmos to create beautifully haunting visions of a not too distant dystopian future. A vast reach of influences can be found from caustic, electronic hallucinations as chilled as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Shultz to more organic post rock offerings in the vein of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky.

Since formation, Stupid Cosmonaut have played sold out shows at The Deaf Institute, Manchester, The Met Bury and Sebright Arms London. They were honoured to play a packed gig on The Beauty Witch stage at Sounds from The Other City in Salford. The have also shared the stage with bands such as Henge, Dystopian Future Movies, Minami Deutsch, Lost Under Heaven, Naxatras and Barberos.

‘Algol’ their first vinyl release on Drone Rock Records sold out to high critical acclaim amongst online blogs and websites with reviews also from print publications The Wire Magazine, and Terrorizer who said ‘Algol is a rich evocative and crushing trip into the uncharted depths of the solar system’. They are now ready to return with their second vinyl LP, “Digitalis”.

Steve McNamara – Synths, bass

Sam Read – Synths, guitar

Andy Hunt – Drums

Mark Hawnt – Synths




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