Grumbling Fur are the duo of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan, both of whom have already had productive careers in underground music in their native Britain. Tucker is an acclaimed solo artist mining an unusual, doom-laden folk; O’Sullivan is probably best known as a member of Guapo, whose instrumental proficiency was key for their metal-informed prog experimentalism. Both have been involved in (different) collaborations with the likes of Stephen O’Malley. While you might expect that their work together as Grumbling Fur has a hint of doom menace, the electronic palette and almost pop structures in new album Glynnaestra are a surprise. Perfect material, then, for a rework by electronic experimentalists Sculpture, best known for their awesomely disorienting releases for the likes of Dekorder and Kaleidoscope. You can hear the original version of “Protogenesis” here, and listen to the Sculpture remix exclusively below:
Catch Grumbling Fur at one of the following dates this fall:
Fri Sep 20th Tilburg, The Netherlands – Incubate Festival
Sat Oct 5th Glasgow, UK – Eastern Promise Festival
Thu Oct 17th London, UK – Corsica Studios w/ Wrekmeister Harmonies
Mon Oct 21st Bristol, UK – Exchange
Sat Nov 23rd Oxford, UK – Audioscope Festival
Grumbling Fur’s Glynnaestra is out now via Thrill Jockey.
Published September 13, 2013.