Pram – Across the Meridian

After 11 years, Pram from Birmingham have released a new album. If you don’t know them, I just quote the Bandcamp blurb which sums up pretty good what Pram is all about:

As with their previous albums, Across the Meridian mixes instrumentals and songs, weaving a gleeful path through the musical territory of film scores, 30s jazz, sun-drenched pop, electronica, and post-punk experimentation. Haunting and wistful vocals are set to a variety of soundscapes, sometimes appearing as a snatched fragment of the subconscious and dreamlike, at others crafting a story of longing or
regret, drawing the listener into Pram’s uncanny world through the mirror.

Newcomers to Pram will find a richly detailed collage of influences ranging from exotica, Krautrock and the forgotten film soundtracks that went on to inspire contemporaries Stereolab & Broadcast.

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