ANMLPLNET (MEM SLOTHRUST) – “I WAS FUCKED BY A CLOUD”
FALL ASLEEP (2018)
March 1, 2018
Psychedelic dream rock duo ANMLPLNET (mem Slothrust) share their lead single “I Was Fucked By A Cloud” and announce their debut album, Fall Asleep, on Brooklyn Vegan. Fall Asleep is due out April 20th via Ba Da Bing Records.
Nobody is more surprised about having created a full ANMLPLNET album than the group itself: Slothrust leader Leah Wellbaum and drummer/singer Mickey Vershbow. The two met while they were both immersed in the Boston music scene, and then went on to pursue separate musical careers on opposite coasts. The project and debut LP truly displays their magnetic musical bond, even while withstanding physical distance and hectic schedules. The band was formed originally on four disparate rules:
1. Always drink absinthe while rehearsing.
2. Write lyrics that are antonymic translations, meaning nouns, adjectives and verbs were replaced with their antonyms.
3. Play songs straight through as one giant piece, no breaks.
4. Accept mostly unusual gigs, like their performances at a Dorchester rave and in a wooden shack on the tiny Star Island off New Hampshire.
Yeah, sure, so many bands have used these same precepts for vast success, so what? Even while seeking to create a dream-like soundscape, ANMLPLNET is surprisingly gimmick-free music being, both epochal in scope and surprisingly melodic. Their goal is to explore the space between songwriting and improvisation, and the result is an uncontrived melding of their personal styles and technical mastery of their instruments. Wellbaum and Vershbow basically plan, dig, then embark on a fresh road towards rock brilliance. Fall Asleep is their debut album and the first 500 copies are pressed on unique gold marble vinyl.
All tracks engineered and mixed by Andy Petr at Dangerbird Studios, except “I Was Fucked By A Cloud” and “20,000 Leagues Underneath The Serpent,” which were engineered and mixed by Carlos Hernandez at Gravesend Recordings.
Mastered by Joseph Saliba.
Songs by Leah Wellbaum and Mickey Vershbow, except “Ride,” written by Lana del Rey and Justin Parker.
Cover art: “A Horse Listens To The Forest… Birds, Crickets, Frogs.” by Benjamin Styer.