Art As Catharsis are distributing The Physics House Band’s acclaimed new album Mercury Fountain – one of the most impressive progressive rock releases in recent years – in the Asia Pacific.
The deal comes as part of a wider collaboration with UK record label and recording studio Small Pond, who are home to the likes of Natalie Evans, Alarmist, Luo and Town Portal.
Mercury Fountain has just been named as one of the Top 20 Rock and Metal albums of 2017 by The Independent.
Comedian/writer Stewart Lee describes the album as:
“a super-dense sci-fi mindfuck of a thing, music scholarship charity case keyboards in combat with squally spacerock guitars, dub boom bass and multi-time-sig clatter; a territory staked out over mushrooms at break-time, on the top floor of the multi-story car park, overlooking the ‘70s Bauhaus shopping centre concrete functional fountain square, but now gone all Escher in the aftermath, like a black and white architectural schematic drawing dipped in tie-dye.
Mercury Fountain doesn’t stop, a twenty nine minute surge of tracks that it would be a crime to split apart, the kind of part work The Physics House Band’s progenitors aimed at but never quite produced, settling instead for gatefold sleeves that gave the illusion of structure and intent; a fulfillment of the Red-era King Crimson manifesto, channeled by boy-conduits that needn’t have even have known the source documents, learning their lessons instead from hints woven into the post-punk works of Radiohead, Tortoise, The Mars Volta and 21st century sub-krautrock.”
The Physics House Band’s Mercury Fountain is out now on Small Pond, and is being distributed by Art As Catharsis in the Asia Pacific.