‘Digitalis’ is Stupid Cosmonaut’s second vinyl release on Drone Rock Records, recorded and mixed over the summer of 2017. Founding members Sam Read and Steve McNamara took the sounds of earlier electronic cassette releases and expanded upon them to create a dystopian future world dependant on synthetic technology operating between the realms of pleasure and a deep unsatisfying anxiety.
“Stupid Cosmonaut have produced an album of zoned out electronica that, on the face of it, sounds quite ambient. Scratch below the surface though and you open yourself up to something of a sonic solar system where due respect is played to the history of the genre without ever being beholden to it.”
“An alluringly amorphous slice of kosmische perfection…perhaps the finest and most intimately serene thing we’ve heard all year”
The Sunday Experience
“Digitalis unfolds over six dense, otherworldly tracks, dotted with deep pulses, lush atmospheres and expansive filter sweeps. The overall tone is sinister, threats lurking on the periphery of chilled, washed-out electronic ambience.”
Digitalis will be a total run of 300 records (60 of these going directly to the band) split into two variants. Both versions come with a digital download version of the album (MP3 or FLAC) when purchased directly through the Drone Rock Records shop.:-
150 copies of purple & aquamarine colour-in-colour effect on heavyweight vinyl. As always, these special editions will be made available to previous Drone Rock Records customers and mailing-list subscribers first.
150 copies on aquamarine vinyl.
Recorded by Stupid Cosmonaut at their own studio in Bury, Lancashire between May’17and Aug’17.
Mixed by Steven McNamara.
Mastered (digital and vinyl) by TomWoodhead (Hippocratic Studios)
Artwork by Steven McNamara.