Nov 052019
 
TRANSELEMENT
DEBUT ALBUM –
‘RURAL TUNINGS’
RELEASED – CREEPING BENT ORGANISATION – 15TH
NOVEMBER 2019

NEW VIDEO SHARE – ‘LOST IN AN EIDERDOWN’ –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTMtMAf_ixg&feature=youtu.be

After nearly twenty years since the record’s conception, The
Creeping Bent Organisation is delighted to announce, the long awaited
release of the debut album by Lancashire hotpots Transelement.

To coincide, the band have shared lead single ‘Lost In An
Eiderdown’ which is accompanied by a startling video that recalls
the quirky joy and beauty created by Oliver Postgate and Vernon
Elliot, albeit delivered from the mushroom laden fields of rural
Lancashire.

‘Rural Tunings’, recorded in 2001 and
scheduled to be released on Creeping Bent that year, features fourteen
genre defying tracks by a band of teenage pop visionaries that were
described by the late great John Peel as simply “weird”. A huge
admirer of the band, the celebrated DJ invited Transelement into the
BBC studios in Maida Vale to record two separate sessions in the space
of a few months for broadcast on his show.

Album Track
Listing:
01. ‘Marlybourne Rusk’
02. ‘Booda Fly’
03.
‘Valentino Morriazzi’
04. ‘Lost In An Eiderdown’
05.
‘Bone Marrow Winky’
06. ‘Crackt Ol’ Cupboard’
07.
‘September In Edinburgh’
08. ‘Dusty & Brown’
09.
‘Dancing Dogs’
10. ‘Turban Paper’
11. ‘Old Martyr
Horses’
12. ‘Past Twelve Theme Tune’
13.
‘Faberge’
14. ‘Chainmail’

Formed in school by Jay
Stansfield and Karl Eden (vocals / guitars / synths) and Mark
Tattersall (drums / machines / tapes), they started scraping together
aural weirdness on a broken 4 track tape machine, which resulted in an
experimental approach to making skewed pop. The trio went several name
mutations, but in the late 1990’s they were called Element and sent
a hand-coloured designed cassette through the letterbox of Douglas
MacIntryre at Creeping Bent H.Q. in Mount Florida, Glasgow which at
the time boasted a roster of Alan Vega & Revolutionary Corps of
Teenage Jesus, The Leopards, The Nectarine No9, The Secret Goldfish,
and Adventures in Stereo.

Douglas MacIntyre takes up the
story:

“We were really too busy with the artists we were
already working with to sign anyone as we were receiving considerable
attention and all of our groups were recording BBC Radio 1 Peel
Sessions.

However, Transelement got their pop hooks in me and
it was agreed a track would be released on the Creeping Bent Singles
Club. The track ‘Lord Aparts’ was immediately picked up by Peel
and other turned-on members of the media. My craving could not be
satisfied and it was decided to release a mini-album, ‘Sour
Blaster’, which started connecting with a growing audience of
weirdoids. The group were assembling and amassing a considerable
number of songs all recorded on their faulty 4 track machine. An album
was scheduled for release by us in 2001, but sadly was never released
for various reasons too abstract to deconstruct here. It is
undoubtably one of my favourite Creeping Bent releases so I’m
pleased to be finally letting this album escape into the
omniverse”.

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