Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead

by He Was Eaten By Owls

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stegy82 Incredible instrumentation, fresh song structure that throws you through endless loops. Good occasional hooks, and a wonderful mix of genres. Favorite track: We Shall Oscillate Like A Pendulum.
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laneg It took a few listens to even get an idea of what to call this. I think I've settled with "mathy post-chamber rock". Wonderfully unique addition to my collection.
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66666666666666666666 Something new and interesting here. Favorite track: Asleep, The Moon In One Eye, The Sun In The Other.
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Kon Darp Exceptional post-rock album with an interesting topical slant that's doesn't hammer you with its own awareness. Favorite track: Asleep, The Moon In One Eye, The Sun In The Other.
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born in the fire and the heat and the choir of drums a tangle of strings that is thankful for things like my mothers arms and my fathers hands and we're all up in smoke like a pyre like a joke like a fuse ten billion cells resolute in their movement from you
dawn creeps over Rio all fingers and thumbs into alleyways set into flow and if I should die in my sleep let her know: if anything could cleanse me of all of my sins it was only ever you arms stretched in salvation passively watching the city commit self amputation and if you should be gone when I awake I hope that you knew: if anything could pull me back in from the brink it was only ever you



"He Was Eaten By Owls have been spreading their politically motivated blend of post-punk, chamber music and jazz to startled audiences for the last 3+ years, all the while alluding to a 'chamber-math opus of epic proportions' in the works.

That masterpiece has finally arrived, in the form of 'Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead', a non-stop onslaught of dextrous acoustic guitar, dancing string/wind arrangements and sudden dynamic & rhythmic changes over pulsing, groove laden drums.
Part funded by the Arts Council UK - we here at Fu Inle Records can honestly say we have never had anything with the sheer scope and vision of this project on our hands before.

Recorded over the course of a year at House of Strange Studios, Fu Inle Studios and Unit 8c with some of the UK underground scene's top engineers - and featuring members of the London Symphony Orchestra, The Ginsberg Jukebox, Patchwork Natives, Colin Samurai, Exploder Than You and Sol Flare, as well as an awe inspiring collaboration with Komorebi Komorebi - the album dances nimbly and thoughtfully around intersectional feminism, queer theory, class issues and other radical praxis.

Featuring artwork in part overseen by Swedish installation artist Henrik Potter and a small essay by feminist scholar Georgia Lassoff there's not a single part of this record that isn't a true offering - a true labour of love - and a particularly unique one in this modern time of quick fix, download-and-go consumerism.

With their roots deep in the anarchist UK squat scene, HWEBO defy genre specification almost completely as they stretch their angular, off-kilter noise into new, totally untouched territories; a new line of experimental post-whatever music firmly footed in polyrhythmic counterpoint chamber composition, newly updated for the modern era with the addition of drums and amplified guitar.

No stone is left unturned - be it rich, heavy noise and glitchy electronica exploring queer issues and gender politics; a heartbreakingly emotive soundtrack-style tone-poem in solidarity with refugees; a choral filled ballad for murdered Brazilians; loose experimental jazz to depict the civil rights movement and artists of colour; poly-temporal ambient aleatoric music illustrating issues of class and social inequality; an expansive string drone relating to the mistreatment of the unwell or fast, technical acoustic mathematics representing the web-like reaches of intersectional feminist theory in modern society."
- Fu Inle Records, March 2016

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Some reviews:

"As a political statement, Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead delivers its message clearly without ever feeling blunt, tortured or trivially obvious. As a rock album, it’s a brilliantly assembled blend of math-rock, jazz and chamber orchestration that sounds utterly unlike anything I’ve heard before."

"Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead is a paragon of DIY culture, something to celebrate and aspire to. A retort to inequality, a guidebook for humanity."

"He Was Eaten By Owls, of which I will from now on just refer to as Owls, are a self styled “Queer-Math/Chamber-Punk” band from London, who’s album Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead, of which I’ll refer to from here on out as Chorus, is an engaging plate of alphabetti spaghetti that uses the Post-Punk/Math-Rock playbook as a boomerang to unfortunately, whilst said boomerang is in the air, attempt to talk politics and Anarchist social movements touching on Race and Gender movements.
And if you are sighing at the name of both title and band because you’re scared of the whole thing being super-pretentious, then you’re actually wrong, semi-wrong, there are no flugelhorns after all."
(Artists disclaimer - THERE ARE FLUGELHORNS M8S)


released March 25, 2016


Angela Jung - Violin
Sam Rolles-Rolles - Viola
Samara Ginsberg - Cello (tracks ii, iii, vi vii)
Rhiannon Lock - Cello (tracks i, v, ix)
Francesca Ter-Berg - Cello (track iv)

Ben Sellers - Clarinet
Tom Morley - Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Emily Shapiro - Bass Clarinet

Tommy Peach - Bass (track vii)
Chris Sellers - Electronics (track vii)
Jenny Jones, Ellie Gvozden, Weezey Jaye Melhuish - Vocals (track ix)

Vilius Kancleris - Drums / Percussion
Kyle Owls - Guitars, Piano, Vibraphone, Prepared Music Box, Glass Harp, 2nd Clarinet, 2nd Violin, Pitched Percussion, Vocals

Composed, recorded and produced by Kyle Owls 2015-2016 except track vii pt ii by Komorebi Komorebi and Kyle Owls 2016.

Engineered by Ash Gardener (@ House Of Strange), Thomas Le Beau Morley (@ Unit 8c) and Kyle Owls (@ Fu Inle Studios) January 2015 - January 2016. Backing vocals (track ix) and Bass (track vii) recorded at the musicians homes.

Edited by Kyle Owls August-December 2015
Mixed by Thomas Le Beau Morley and Kyle Owls January 2016
Mastered by Harris Newman (@ Grey Market, Montreal) March 2016

Released on Fu inle Records and Silent Project (Cassette, Asia only)

F.I# XIII (25.03.2016)


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He Was Eaten By Owls London, UK

Supported by the PRS For Music Foundation and the UK Arts Council.

'Inchoate With The Light Go I' due out Nov 2018.

Experimental ensemble from London, blending Chamber music with Post Punk, Electronica and Jazz. 'Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead' is available thru Fu Inle Records (UK/EUR/USA) and Silent Project (ASIA).

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