East India Youth - Total Strife Forever

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Total Strife Forever is the debut album by the British electronic musician East India Youth, released in January 2014 via Stolen Recordings.

William Doyle, better known by his stage name East India Youth, is an electronic musician from Bournemouth, England

His debut album was recorded at home during and after the period when his previous band Doyle and the Fourfathers (in which he was lead singer), had disintegrated. He was also living in various places and his stage name East India Youth was derived from the East India Docks area in East London where he was living for part of the writing of Total Strife Forever. The album was influenced by listening to music from artists such as Tim Hecker, Brian Eno, Sufjan Stevens and Harold Budd.

The final song he completed was Heaven How Long and that to him became the centrepiece of the album, bringing together the electronic influences of the songs he had recorded so far and the classic pop struture of songs. He describes the influences at work on the album as covering neo-classical, noise, Detroit techno and pop, and then the challenges to mix it all together into a cohesive tracklist.

The cover of Total Strife Forever was designed by Kohhei Matsuda (of Bo Ningen) and features a portrait of William Doyle by artist Tida Bradshaw.

The album was critically acclaimed with Metacritic assigning a weighted score of 81 out of 100.

The album was also very successful commercially reaching #85 on the UK Albums chart, #14 on the UK Dance chart, #9 on the UK Indie Albums chart and #6 on the UK Vinyl Albums Chart. The album was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Glitter Recession, Dripping Down, Heaven How Long, Total Strife Forever II and Looking for Someone.

This is Double Album 2LP Record Set on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with a CD Album Copy, pressed in Europe.

 

(5065002036377)

Tracklisting:

 

A1

Glitter Recession

 

A2

Total Strife Forever I

 

A3

Dripping Down

 

B1

Hinterland

 

B2

Heaven, How Long

 

B3

Total Strife Forever II

 

C1

Looking For Someone

 

C2

Midnight Koto

 

C3

Total Strife Forever III

 

D1

Song For A Granular Piano

 

D2

Total Strife Forever IV

 

 

 

 

CD Album Copy:

01

Glitter Recession

4:20

02

Total Strife Forever I

6:35

03

Dripping Down

4:11

04

Hinterland

6:17

05

Heaven, How Long

6:10

06

Total Strife Forever II

2:55

07

Looking For Someone

4:16

08

Midnight Koto

3:14

09

Total Strife Forever III

4:41

10

Song For A Granular Piano

4:02

11

Total Strife Forever IV

4:25

SKU 5065002036377
Record Label Stolen Recordings
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number SR073LP
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 13 January 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 13 January 2014
Barcode # 5065002036377
Shipping Weight 0.5200kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, CD Album Copy
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Electronic
Genre Synth-Pop
Genre Ambient
Format VINYL LP+CD

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