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Tunng Presents​.​.​.​DEAD CLUB

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danwilli2017 I was blown away by the depth and beauty of this album Favorite track: Death is the New Sex.
stuarty18
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stuarty18 I really fell upon this album by accident (weakening my belief in accidents). A meditation on death can never be untimely I guess... but such a soothing, rich and joyous meditation is so so welcomed. As an album... for a band who have been around a while... a complete coherent craft of exceptional quality. Ivor Novellos, Grammys, Mercury prizes etc are all due in my opinion but the ‘industry’ rarely champions the quiet champions.. Thank you Tunng for such sonic and cognitive treasures.
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marktg A fabulous album, deserves to be listened to, reflected on, and discussed with family, friends and strangers. A reminder in times where people live in fear of dying that death shouldn't be taboo, and actually it's ok to talk, cry, laugh, sing and celebrate the cycle of life. And by the way the sounds and tunes are truly beautiful too.
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Beth I picked up the protein bar that was next to my cup of tea, put on my headphones, closed my eyes, and let "Eating the Dead" wash over me. Tears just bled out of my face instantly. I'm glad I had the protein bar because now my jaws are as tired as my heart.
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I can see how the world Could exist without me I can feel how that space Would be filled Perfectly I can feel how the air Would survive me not there I can feel how the ground Would not cry Not a sound You, I can't quite imagine you gone You a million bright colours all strewn about I can see how the dark Sits inside every thought Like a light made to be Hoisted up finally I can sense but not touch How to not be alive I can feel everything Like a storm deep inside But you, I can't quite imagine you gone You a million bright colours all strewn about Your old stories such ramshackle bliss Your pale radiant skin and unending kiss
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Woman 04:22

about

A new album, podcast series and conversation on death and grief composed and produced by Tunng.

The breadth, detail and care of Tunng’s Dead Club project is a striking thing. “It’s not just a record, it’s a discussion, it’s a podcast series, it’s poetry, it’s short stories, it’s an examination,” says the band’s Mike Lindsay. Tackling the still near-untouchable subjects - grief, loss, the act of dying, where we go, what becomes of those left behind - death is a taboo beyond all others.

Around the time of Tunng’s sixth album, 2018’s Songs You Make at Night, lyricist Sam Genders found Max Porter’s novel Grief is The Thing with Feathers, and was struck by its power. Its viscerality and rawness and rage. Its beauty and love and connection. He passed Porter’s book around his band members.

For months the six band members discussed the subject at length. That they are such a sizeable band, diverse in opinion and perspective, proved helpful: “When all those things come together that’s what makes it Tunng,” says Genders. “And because the subject of death is so powerful for people in different ways, we talked about the kinds of issues it might bring up, that we might need to be sensitive about.”
Firstly, Dead Club is an extraordinary record; contemplative, intimate and celebratory. It includes collaborations with Max Porter, who wrote two new pieces for the album. It draws on the research the band conducted — nods to the Wari people of Brazil who eat their dead, discussions of consciousness and memory, Genders’ visit to a death cafe in Sheffield, and the Swedish art of Death Cleaning. It touches on personal loss, fear, and humour and sorrow and love.
“Trying to turn this whole concept into an album, into music, without it being too sombre and difficult for people to listen to, that’s been the challenge,” says Lindsay. “We wanted it to be colourful and we wanted it to be kind of uplifting. Although some of it’s a lot darker than I was imagining it originally, I think it’s a thought-provoking and emotional journey; it doesn’t make me feel sad.”

It's also a podcast series, produced by the band’s Becky Jacobs and Sam Genders, speaking to those who work in the field of death: philosophers, scientists, frontline workers, and beyond. Philosophers Alain De Botton and A.C. Grayling discuss cultural attitudes towards death, alongside palliative care physician and author Kathryn Mannix, mentalist Derren Brown, forensic anthropologist Dame Sue Black, musician Speech Debelle, and Poetry editor of the New Yorker, Kevin Young. Samples from these discussions in turn appear on the album: Brown’s voice hovers over Fatally Human, Black considers what happens after we die on The Last Day, while on A Million Colours, Ibrahim Ag Alhabib of Tinariwen speaks of the traditions around death of the Tuareg in northern Mali.
There were live events planned of course, collisions of music and readings and art that the band had hoped might prompt conversations about the subject among the audience. Perhaps the hope of this project is not to commandeer grief, to explain it or provide a structure for loss, but to bring a new openness to the subject.

We no longer have the religious script we once had that helped us to deal with death, Genders notes. “And I think a lot of us are struggling to know how to behave around it.” But there are skills we can learn, conversations we can have, cultural baggage we can question, to find an approach that reflects an experience that is “inherently human”, as Genders puts it. “I think in life in general there’s something very powerful in total honesty,” he says. “In being honest about all the different ways that you experience things. Because it’s nearly always the case that you discover everyone’s got the same anxieties, and the same fears, and having the same experiences. And maybe that can be powerful.”

To listen to the Dead Club podcast, head here: smarturl.it/deadclubpod

credits

released November 6, 2020

Produced and mixed by Mike Lindsay
Music by tunng
Lyrics by Sam Genders
Short stories (Man / Woman) written and read by Max Porter
Art by Lilias Buchanan
Layout by Kathy Kielty
Mastered by Heather Kirby

tunng are:
Ashley Bates
Sam Genders
Becky Jacobs
Mike Lindsay
Martin Smith
Phil Winter

Dead Club is dedicated to anyone who is grieving.

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Since forming in 2003 and over the course of seven studio albums, Tunng are a group that have explored the boundaries between acoustic and electronic music, becoming synonymous with the folktronica genre before moving into territory that managed to both evade that label and continue to redefine it. ... more

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