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I Feel Nothing Most Days

by Oliver Cherer

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    New limited edition 10 track vinyl album by Oliver Cherer on Second Language Music. Out 26th April 2019.

    Includes digital pre-order of I Feel Nothing Most Days. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 26, 2019

      £12 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of I Feel Nothing Most Days. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 26, 2019

      £7 GBP  or more

     

1.
2.
A Small Town
3.
Untitled 1983
4.
Earth Rise
5.
Sinners Of The World
6.
Slowly, Slowly
7.
An Unfamiliar Kitchen
8.
Seberg
9.
Most Days
10.
The Girl on Top of the Tree

about

Croydon-born, Hastings-based Oliver Cherer is perhaps one of our most prolific, contemporary singer-songwriters and yet despite this, he’s always been careful to exist just below the radar, much aided by a variety of nom-de-plumes, Gilroy Mere, Dollboy, The Assistant, Australian Testing Labs, etc. ‘I Feel Nothing Most Days’ is his third album under his real name proper – his first, the folk-noir, ‘Sir Ollife Leigh & Other Ghosts’ (also Second Language), came out in 2014; ‘The Myth Of Violet Meek’ on Wayside & Woodland in 2017.
But ‘I Feel Nothing These Days,’ turns back the clock much, much further - Ollie began to write most of the songs on this album (on a Yamaha 4 track cassette recorder) back in 1983; only now completing them.

Ollie : “I started recording things using my Fender guitar, a Casio calculator keyboard and various borrowed drum machines. Years later one of the cassettes turned up in a box in my attic. It had been recorded at double speed over all four tracks so when played back on a standard cassette machine it was at half speed and two of the four tracks played in reverse. Modern computer technology allowed me to make the required corrections and then the “fixed” recordings hung around another couple of years without any plan.”

This lapse in decades may go some way to explaining why ‘I Feel Nothing Most Days’ perhaps evokes the spirit of early 80's independent labels like Cherry Red or Les Disques Du Crespuscle, who specialised in a very European melancholic romanticism. There are echoes of Ben Watt’s debut solo album, ‘North Marine Drive’ and his EP collaboration with Robert Wyatt, ‘Summer Into Winter.’ There’s also an undeniable nod to early Durutti Column – accentuated by Ollie’s use of a Fender guitar on the album previously owned by Vini Reilly himself (used most notably on Morrissey’s debut solo album, ‘Viva Hate’).

There’s a faded seaside town introspection to many of the songs here; of the shadowy halls of Victorian guest houses that’ve seen much better days; of lone figures on windswept sea fronts staring out to passing ships on the horizon.

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releases April 26, 2019

The album was written, produced and played by Oliver Cherer at his St Leonards On Sea home studio, with special guests Elaine Edwards on soprano sax, Riz Maslen (of Neotropic) on backing vocals, Claudia Barton supplied ethereal voices, Fritz Catlin on extra percussion and Darren Morris on Fender Rhodes.

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Oliver Cherer Hastings, UK

Croydon-born, Hastings-based Oliver Cherer is perhaps one of our most prolific, contemporary singer-songwriters and yet despite this, he’s always been careful to exist just below the radar, much aided by a variety of nom-de-plumes, Gilroy Mere, Dollboy, The Assistant, Australian Testing Labs, etc. ‘I Feel Nothing Most Days’ is his third album under his real name proper. ... more

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Track Name: Weight Of The Water
Weight Of The Water

Make me weigh less than the weight of the water
Or make me an offer that you can’t afford
And when you eat the grapes of the wrath and the slaughter
And spit back the pips in the face of your daughter
You let yourself down and you throw out your babies

Look at you

Riders for horses and horses for courses
Births, deaths and marriages, bitter divorces
Air that is thick and is blue and is caustic
Words that fall heavy and dull with a plastic refrain
And a slap back so fractured and jarring
Echoes in marble halls
Time and all

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