Album Stream: Now Wakes The Sea – Primary Colours

Posted by Neil Wilson

Now Wakes The Sea - Marking Out

International Cassette Store Day rolls around again this weekend, the veritable Mardi Gras in the calendar of fans of niche music on dead formats.  Having put out two cassettes last year (you can still pick these up here and here incidentally…) we are sitting this one out, but our friends over in Edinburgh FoxBox Records are representing the Scottish music scene with three releases.

The pick of which has to be a new full album Primary Colours from Now Wakes The Sea

If you made it down to our Scottish Fiction Presents gig last week you’ll have witnessed the new Now Wakes The Sea set up, with Alan McCormick being joined on Casio keys and various assorted percussion by Andrew Pearson.  Having been a fan of Alan’s music for years now, I reckon this new album is pretty much his strongest and most coherent work to date – echoes of The Horrors, Can, and The Fall all swirling round.  With this album he has combined his experimental love of ambient and found sounds, with his 50’s pop reference points.

I’m delighted to be able to post the full album stream of Primary Colours ahead of it’s wider release this Saturday 17th October.  The cassette will be available at participating stores around the UK, and FoxBox Records are having a Cassette Store Day party in The Last Word Saloon and will be stocking most Cassette Store Day releases too.


1. In Time
2. Marking Out
3. Queen B
4. Spring Hymn
5. Broken Amp
6. Summer Hymn
7. Poppyseed Tea
8. Two Sisters
9. No Thoughts

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