CULTS puts the music of Sufjan Stevens, Kate Bush, and others through the rinse cycle of Nonsemble’s indie-classical post-minimalist sensibilities. The result is a nuanced set of beautifully captured arrangements in which string quartet and piano playfully throw around familiar melodies and new mutations on a backdrop of bass and drums, shedding new light on some old cult classics.
released May 15, 2017
Violins: Flora Wong and Sam Andrews
Viola: Kieran Welch
Cello: Briony Luttrell
Piano: Sam Mitchell
Drums: Hik Sugimoto
Bass & Guitar: Chris Perren
Golden Brown originally by The Stranglers (Cornwell/Burnel/Greenfield/Black)
Weird Fishes originally by Radiohead (Yorke/Greenwood/Greenwood/O’Brien/Selway)
Chicago originally by Sufjan Stevens
Running Up That Hill originally by Kate Bush
Inheritance originally by Talk Talk (Hollis/Friese-Green)
Produced and Mixed by Dave Carter
Recorded by Dave Carter, Allan McConnell, Trent Thomas, and Tomas Thiele.
Mastered by William Bowden.
Artwork by Shaun Moriarty (rumoko).
Released by SUGARRUSH Music.
Huge thanks to Dave and the UTAS Conservatorium for making this recording possible, and to SUGARRUSH for releasing it.