Distant Guns ‎– The Invisible Observer

Egress UK ‎– EGUKEP3
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'The Invisible Observer' is their most intensely focussed record to date. The lyrical perspective centres on an array of strange characters in even stranger situations, while the music surges between multi-instrumental sonic barrage, unadorned acoustic guitar and dreamy ambience.

There are none of the opportunistic, half-cocked pot-shots or indiscriminate, scattergun attacks that are the trademark of lesser bands. The Distant Guns modus operandi is closer to that of sniper and spotter... a well-camouflaged, two-man fire team, operating at will behind the enemy lines of conventional music... unseen and un-scene.

The EP is made up of 4 tracks:

Paper Lanterns: Surveillance snapshots of a doomed romance, framed by a crystalline carillon of shimmering guitars.

Your Plans Are Just Lists Of Things That Won't Happen: One of the Distant Gunners was once mistaken for an assistant in a bookshop and asked by a customer where the 'Self-Help' section could be found. This tiny fragment of irony expanded into Distant Guns' darkest and heaviest song, which only stops short of cruelty by virtue of its hypnotic and compassionate coda.

Captain Birdseye And His Shit Mate:
"...not their bloody scapegoat..."
(Unidentified short-wave radio transmission, Dogger Bank, 16 August 1967)

CSI: Nowhere: Distant Guns' EPs traditionally close with an anthem, and this epic, densely-layered celebration of the International Police Exchange Programme is no exception.

Distant Guns are:

Representing Manchester..........................................Mr Deathray
Representing the Staffordshire Moorlands.....................Mr Riviera

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  • Barcode: UPC: 859703889678