Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death In Meatspace

Limited Purple Coloured Vinyl LP Record, Reissue

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A Laughing Death In Meatspace is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Tropical Fuck Storm, released in May 2018 via Tropical Fuck Storm Records and Mistletone.

Tropical Fuck Storm are a rock band formed in 2017 by Gareth Liddiard (guitar, vocals) and Fiona Kitschin (bass, vocals) after their previous band The Drones went into hiatus at the end of 2016. They recruited Erica Dunn (guitars, keyboards, vocals) and Lauren Hammel (drums) to work on new material that they had been developing.

Their debut album A Laughing Death In Meatspace was released in 2018 to positive reviews.

Liddiard and other members of the band utilized a range of obscure digital guitar effects, synthesizers, drum machines, and DAW software such as ProTools to create the music. Finished less than eight months after their first few live performances, the speed at which the album was recorded also had a heavy influence on its unconventional sound and approach.

For the music, the band listed a range of diverse influences in their interviews, including Fela Kuti, GZA, Mohamed Rouicha, Timbaland, and Captain Beefheart; whilst critics have widely differed in describing its sound. The lyrics, written by Liddiard with contributions from other members, have been described as apocalyptic and darkly humorous; and are more direct in tackling subjects such as technological advancement, political polarization, socioeconomic inequality, xenophobia, culture wars and many others.

The album title links a Silicon Valley slang for the physical world with the neurodegenerative disorder of kuru found in the Fore people of Papua New Guinea.

The album reached #25 on the Australian ARIA and #46 on the US Billboard Independent albums charts.

This album is a limited edition 2021 reissue on translucent purple coloured vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Australia via Mistletone and TFS Records.

(13214)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

You Let My Tyres Down

5:41

A2

Antimatter Animals

5:14

A3

Chameleon Paint

4:30

A4

The Future Of History

4:25

A5

Two Afternoons

4:33

B1

Soft Power

5:48

B2

Shellfish Toxin

5:35

B3

A Laughing Death In Meatspace

5:31

B4

Rubber Bullies

6:01

SKU 13214
Record Label Mistletone
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number MIST086LP
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 10 September 2021
Original Release Date (Year) 04 May 2018
Barcode # 9332727117947
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Translucent Purple Coloured Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Purple
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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