"The Bleak" is more of an alternate reality rather than a U-turn on style for the UK's riff worshipping Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight. Following their debut album, "Movin On", comes four acoustic songs covering themes of emptiness, unrest and loneliness.
The EP was recorded in a home studio by the band over the early summer of 2010, and is a re-working of a single 20 minute atmospheric sludge piece of music that has yet to see the light of day.
Over the top Sabbath worshipping has been replaced with soft vocal passages, subtle chords and the occasional melancholic horn blast. Frontman Pete Holland has put down his usual sweat coated guitar for a ukulele and drummer Chris West is on guitar duties this time round.
This EP is limited to 100 copies, and comes in a recycled sleeve complete with lyric insert, with artwork by Chris West, or can be downloaded from www.trippywicked.com
for whatever price you want. It is also available from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and the usual digital outlets
released 06 September 2010
Chris West - Guitar, Mixing, Mastering, Artwork
Pete Holland - Vocals, Ukulele, Tuba, Cornet
Paul Thomas - Piano
Angela Keen - Band Photo