19.Jul.2012 Ipswich – “Baby factory” – Out Today!
Having released onto 5.25” floppy disc the first time around, it was decided to take a more “conventional” route with Ipswich’s debut studio album. No need to panic though – Baby factory, out July 20th through MUZAI Records, proves that they still are “noisy pricks.”
Winners of RDU’s Roundup 2012 competition and steadily becoming a strong presence on the South Island live scene, Baby factory exudes the bratty nature of the trio, but foremost it exemplifies their incredibly mature song-writing and execution. This is a band who sound like they should of grown up during the heyday of The Gordons and influencing them to a significant degree.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matthew Gunn, Baby factory has been a closely developed work from the very first click track to the very final flourishes behind the mastering desk. At no point did it pass through the hands of anyone outside the three piece, allowing it to perhaps be subverted by a means not approved by Steven, Jamie and Matthew. Why chance it? It happens from time to time. Not on this occasion.
What is presented is everything the band envisioned their first studio album to be (as pretentious as that sounds); from the sheep herding noises that end the sardonic “Soy Division” to the drone-ridden “Satan Plays A Sunburst Strat.” That’s not to say the album is frequented regularly with the juvenile delinquency some have come to expect from the group; moments like “Oxymoron”, “Epic Quest” and “Stoner Jam”, dare we say it, are points where the band act well above their age and show a serious side to their work.
It’s with those perfectly timed moments that make Baby factory one of the most exciting releases to emerge from MUZAI Records in 2012.
“… a powerful body of angular guitar-central work.” – VanguardRed Magazine
“They have Die! Die! Die!, Big Black and Slint counting as influences, so they are using the best playbooks.” – Sonic Masala
2) Epic Quest
3) Satan Plays A Sunburst Strat
4) Soy Division
6) Stoner Jam
7) Doctor Schlong
8) Can’t Get Enough (Runescape)
9) Eat Shit
10) Alien VS Sexual Predator