Interview With Grumbling Fur
ELECTROGNOSIS AND THE INFINITE RADNESS
Daniel O’Sullivan and Alexander Tucker are long-time friends, collaborators and veterans of the UK experimental underground. The duo surfaced as Grumbling Fur in 2011 with debut album Furrier – a suite of psychedelic mantras assembled from a one-day recording session. Their second outing (Alice) was a live session inspired by a psychoactive houseplant and the rabbit hole therein. As their history attests, this is a group unbound from the restrictions of traditionalism and unafraid to shed the pretence of pure abstraction. On their latest album (Glynnaestra, out now on Thrill Jockey) they have crafted an avant-pop collage – built up via an eclectic array of instruments, both acoustic and modified, to pulsating electronic sounds, swathes of strings and shamanistic meta-narratives.
Grumbling Fur’s world is an innovative one, where every sound contains its own unique story. It’s no surprise then that Turner Prize nominee and general space cadet Mark Titchner has made a video for Protogenesis, which you are welcome to dribble over below.