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Runtime: 57'19''

«Please welcome our newest londoner, Miguel 'Chad' Meruje, who went from good ol' Portugal to Her Majesty's Kingdom to become a man. Miguel, under this Organic Anagram guise has been crafting some of the most unusual music one is likely to be listening to nowadays, crossing some experimental old school breaks with classic or dread piano strings, death noise and a weird 'film noir' atmosphere.
'London By Night' is a bit like a short movie, like a journey through the city's darkest and scariest alleys, with the tracks working like snapshots of specific moments. Incidentaly, the track 'City Alleys Host Murders' which comes around roughly at the middle of the album, is the key piece to this record, picking up the bits and pieces of all the moments and joining them together into a cohesive narrative. But there are other tracks that help turn 'London By Night' into a memorable experience. Two of them come to my mind: 'NW10 (featuring Pelbu)' sounds like a dubstep experience gone awry, with horror-movie-like piano instead of sub-bass notes but with a similar spoken word voice-over to finish it up in a great dramatic style. 'The Last Dance at the Ballroom' is also one of my favorites and finishes up 'oficcially' the record in amazing style, starting with some low-key bass notes and steadily growing into some kind of fucked up breakcore shit, dark noise and scary field recordings and at some point turning into the first bonus track. But it feels like a single track, actually. The 'unofficial' end track to this excellent and in every way unpredictable album comes with another bonus track 'The Singing Return of the Tower Keeper' which is really a very amusing and nicely done mashup of Alice Russel's 'Somebody's Gonna Love You'' with an assortment of different beat styles put together. A great ending to a really interesting album.» - Pedro Leitão

«They wonder why we're all the same
Too much blood, too much fear to say our name
One town to keep us all together
Children of the world, here we gather forever
LDN town my curse, I won't let it sink
One soul, one will, one tear without love
All straight up from the same hole


Excerpt from 'NW10 (feat. Pelbu)'

Downloads:

01 • London By Night (An Introduction) ........................................ pt us
  [1'22'' • 1,89Mb • VBR]
02 • Kensington Vs Kennington ..................................................... pt us
  [2'33'' • 3,50Mb • VBR]
03 • Northside Gang Party ............................................................. pt us
  [1'44'' • 2,38Mb • VBR]
04 • Imperial War from the Gardens ............................................. pt us
[0'28'' • 0,64Mb • VBR]
05 • Chadbot, South London Destruction Army ............................ pt us
  [1'57'' • 2,69Mb • VBR]
06 • NW10 (featuring Pelbu) .......................................................... pt us
  [5'43'' • 7,86Mb • VBR]
07 • 12 to Woolwich Library ........................................................... pt us
  [2'24'' • 3,29Mb • VBR]
08 • Welcome, my Friend ............................................................... pt us
  [1'42'' • 2,35Mb • VBR]
09 • City Alleys Host Murders ........................................................ pt us
  [15'37'' • 21,46Mb • VBR]
10 • Shoreditch Funks on Sunday .................................................. pt us
  [0'33'' • 0,76Mb • VBR]
11 • Like the Old Times in Brixton ................................................. pt us
  [3'05'' • 4,24Mb • VBR]
12 • Up the Trail, Behind the Hills ................................................. pt us
  [4'01'' • 5,53Mb • VBR]
13 • Mayfar is Where it Ends .......................................................... pt us
  [3'08'' • 4,31Mb • VBR]
14 • The Last Dance at the Ballroom + Bonus Track ...................... pt us
  [8'34'' • 11,77Mb • VBR]
15 • The Singing Return of the Tower Keeper (Bonus Track) ......... pt us
  [4'28'' • 6,13Mb • VBR]    
  • artwork + lyrics ...................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 3,18Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork + lyrics ................................................... pt us
  [Zip • 80,08Mb]    

Reviews:

«O bom regresso de Organic Anagram.
Depois do EP "Despair e Solitude", lançado no início de 2007 pela netlabel Enough Records, Miguel 'Chad' Meruje traz-nos agora, pela Test Tube, "London by Night". Não é sequer um acaso, muito pelo contrário, é essa a cidade que Miguel Meruje respira hoje; todos os dias.
"London by Night" é mais uma aventura experimental de Organic Anagram; longa (57'19''), ambiental, cravada por uma miscelânea intrincada de sons, ruídos, vozes, palavras, pianos e o outros objectos sonoros; e electrónica. O ruído, uma fé noise que reina a espaços, absorve e dilui-se. Pequenas imagens, fortuitos arrepios de uma cidade viva, em chamas, negra e palpitante - quase tudo ao mesmo tempo; mas também adormecida, confusa, embriagada por um amanhecer imparável. É uma azáfama, essa loucura...
...essa experiência insuperável dos dias. Documento interessante.»
- Rui Dinis [A Trompa] / October 25, 2007

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