After One String Inspiration, we concluded it would be good to do another charity compilation. At the time, Trump and Brexit were looming large in the news; we had a lot of coverage of post-truth/post-fact society; here in the UK we were trying to work out what post-EU society will look like. In any particular week you might hear mentions of post-feminism, post-post-modernism (nope, no idea), post-media, post-capitalism. And who doesn’t love a bit of post-rock from time to time. So, it feels like rather a “post-everything” society. And that was the brief we gave to contributors.
We were rather overwhelmed with the numbers of entries; it became apparent very quickly that if we were to do a CD release (which we wanted to) that it would need to be a double CD. And even though we were complete spoilsports by restricting folks to 6-minute tracks, once we began the CD mastering process, we found that even 2 CDs would not be enough. Commercially it probably would have been more sensible to reject or park some of the tracks, so we could have had a “big bang” launch, but that would have been far too easy. So instead, the first 30 tracks were released as Post:Soc, with the remainder to be released on a second volume.
Post:Soc contains tracks from Bridget Wishart & Everling, Cousin Silas, Martin Neuhold, Carbonates on Mars, Glove of Bones feat. Peter Wullen, a collection of artists borrowed from Bearsuit’s roster including Anata Wa Sukkari Tsukarete Shimai, Bunny & the Invalid Singers and Kirameki, and many, many more. All proceeds from Post:Soc go to the DePaul International group of homelessness charities.
Post:Soc is available as a digital download from iTunes and Amazon, and available as a download or physical CD from Bandcamp, here: