We have received two very good reviews for our ‘The Occurrence’ EP which was released on Monday through First Fold Records.
Our good friend sir Mark Barton has written an incredibly in depth review of it and you can read the full article by clicking here.
“Submerging the would be listener in a grim grainy sonic backdrop of foreboding alienation the Wizards weave a weary dread headed claustrophobic collage of horror-phonic strangeness that nods along its darkly forbidding skin creeping crooked path to fellow label aural alchemists Dreams of Tall Buildings whilst similarly ploughing the same out there subterranean sonic corridors as visited and preyed upon by the likes of Vernon Arts Lab, John 3:16 and Bronnt Industries Kapital as well as steering to the outer regions of Radiophonic Workshop weirdness.”
Thank you, Sir Mark Barton.
From further afield, France no less, we have a review on Indie Rock Mag’s ‘Le Streaming Du Jour’ page. Click here to read it and if anyone can translate it (not through the Dada experience of Google Translate!) we would be very appreciative.
Our EP ‘The Occurrence’ will be going on sale through First Fold Records on 19.03.12 and you can see the official product page here. There you can stream the entire EP and also click on a various ‘buy buttons’ to either purchase the download or the CD. And remember, good people, the first 100 physical CDs come with a specially created mini-zine which, we think, is rather groovy.
With the release of our new EP ‘The Occurrence’ looming over the horizon like some dark portent we would like to draw your attention to our very special ‘Occurrence‘ page. There you will find more about this release, including info about anthropologist Ezra Parker – the inspiration behind the release – and her incredible experience at Oak Nook.
Last night we received news from First Fold Towers that gave us cause to hold a small celebratory ritual which sent much excitement through The Forest of Dark. The proofs of our brand new ‘The Occurrence’ EP had arrived and was being checked and scrutinised by those employed to do such things.
We have only the photograph of this object to admire (courtesy of Lord Tonge) at the moment but that, sometimes, is more than enough.
This morning was spent cutting and folding little zines for our EP ‘The Occurrence’ which will be released on the 19th of March 2012 through First Fold Records.
Each CD will come with this special little zine and you will receive either a white, blue, orange, yellow or green one.
The zine is limited to 100 and features photographs from the archive of Ezra Parker (more about her closer to the release date). It is Ezra’s fascinating story that inspired the recording of ‘The Occurrence’.
The EP will be available through First Fold Records on 19th March but, in the meantime, to whet your appetite here is track two from the EP entitled ‘Occurrence’:
Between the hours of 7pm and 12am on Friday nights you can hear Mark Ryan (presenter of Amazing Beats on Amazing Radio) playing a plethora of electronically created music. A man known only as ‘Charles’ (we don’t know if this is, in fact, his real name) had suggested the word ‘Wizard’ to Mark for a random musical search as part of the ‘People’s Choice’ segment. Chance threw forth ‘Wizards Tell Lies’ and when we were notified that Mark would be playing one of our tracks as part of his show in truth we wondered how we would fit into this predominantly ‘dance’ tracked show. It was a strange and wonderful experience to hear our track ‘The Final Transmission of Gilbert Delaney’ sandwiched beautifully between Whigs & Rakes’ ‘We Are Not All Human Here’ and Blacklisters’ joyfully titled ‘Trickfuck’. It seemed fitting we were placed somewhere between ‘inhuman’ and ‘peculiar sexual practices’.
A huge thank you to Mark Ryan for playing our track and we were moved, excited and inspired by his very kind words regarding this music that we make.
Mr. Mark Barton over at The Sunday Experience and long time supporter of Wizards Tell Lies has reviewed our attempt at a Christmas track (which features Monk on vocals) by using the following words:
“More seasonal eeriness. I know I might sound like a grouch when it comes to the festive season but hey even this disturbs us. As brief as it might be and set over a delicate frost tipped key motif, ’Santa Claus cometh’ crackles with suspense and dark deeds – in the shadows behind the Christmas tree something lurks prying, peering and peeking with gleeful intent – that’s right its that colourful star emblazoned tank top knitted by Aunt Ada. Not for the feint of heart – and the songs a bit creepy too.”
We had removed the track from circulation but here it is once again free to download from Amazing Tunes:
Please enjoy responsibly and keep a safe distance from combustibles.
As the year comes to a close and the snow falls over this wondrous land, we are very excited to present the artwork for our soon-to-be released EP ‘The Occurrence’. This graphic art was created by the very talented Gareth Courage.
The EP will be available in 2012 (date to be confirmed) via the excellent music emporium First Fold Records.