Album Release

FRANZ FERDINAND

Always Ascending

Domino Records - distribuzione Self - 29 settembre 2017

Forget everything you think you know about Franz Ferdinand. Always Ascending is nothing short of a rebirth. The album’s ten songs are a triumphant recasting of one of our favourite groups, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.

“We wanted this to sound like nothing we made before,” said the band and after listening to the first moments of the title track it’s obvious that’s what they’ve accomplished.

There have been substitutions, but the team is playing stronger than ever. In case you missed the announcement last year, Nick McCarthy (guitar) left to raise his family and Julian Corrie, a much-loved figure in the Glasgow music scene, joined core members Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson.

With reclusive producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix,??Beastie Boys), FF have taken a knife to their old canvas, creating an album that is so foreign in its familiarity it could only be current.

“Philippe is someone we’d wanted to work with for a long time.” said Alex “Last time we spoke, he was recording the Beastie Boys. I asked Laurence (Bell, Domino boss) and Cerne (Cannning, manager/svengali) to put us in touch and they said ‘Oh, he’s a bit of an enigma. No-one can trace him. Maybe he’s in Ibiza. Maybe Paris. We don’t know.’ Then I remembered I still had his number, so I texted him and said ‘I’ve always thought we could make a truly great LP together’ and he replied straight back and said ‘Yes! Let’s do it!’”

“We loved working with Philippe. He understands that what is essential is the emotion: the emotion that inspired the song and the emotion that the song inspires in you on hearing it. It’s all that matters. Everything comes from that: the sound, performance, tempo, instrumentation, how far you stand from the mic… everything.”

The LP was mixed at Philippe’s Motorbass studio in Paris, recorded in a couple of weeks at RAK and written over the preceding year somewhere in the west of Scotland.

“We all lived in the one place together. Us and the dog. It’s remote and that’s what we needed. We weren’t just writing an LP. We were creating a band. A sound. A universe. We started from zero: no expectations. It was liberating. From zero, we created this new universe to inhabit: nebulous at first, gradually taking form, until it felt like it had always existed.”

Other characters appear in this story. Dino Bardot (the greatest rockstar Glasgow ever produced) has joined the line-up since they started touring again and Sam Potter, late of Late Of The Pier, hung out with the band in the early stages of the LP.

“Sam’s an inspiring guy. We had great conversations. He knows how to take an idea and break it so you can see the better idea hidden within it.”

“We talked about the purity and naivety our earliest psychedelic experiences: when you imagined what drugs might do to your mind, before there was an opportunity to let them. How the imagined experience is way more powerful than anything actually triggered by a drug could be. Wouldn’t it be glorious to make music that made you feel like that?”

When asked what influences shaped the record, Hardy says “I don’t think we need to mention any,” while Thomson exclaims “Can’t really think of any other than Tarka Daal and McEwans Export.” ?Kapranos does mention re-discovering Greek composer Yiannis Markopoulos’s interpretations of Cretan music on the Rizitika LP:

“Repetitive, trance-inducing, dynamic: my first extra-sensory experiences were from listening to this, before I could walk.”

“Listening to it again, I realized how it was always there. I don’t mean just in my period of experience, but for millennia. It’s ancient music you can trace back to the earliest of human experiences. We have always done this, but there is always a new way of making it. Markopoulos made it new in 1971. We made it new in 2017. The effect has always been the same. We are looking for something that allows us to ascend. To become lighter than our physical presence. To ascend from the emotion of every day. To ascend from what we understand. To ascend and know why we are ascending. To not know why we want to ascend. To be always ascending.”

Armed with this musical mission, the band put purpose to paper. Conceiving a songbook full of tightly scripted screeds and musical paradoxes, brought to vivid life through a confluence of the band’s gift for propulsive, melody-driven musicality and Zdar’s production dexterity.

“So many nights, I couldn’t sleep because there were too many ideas flooding each other. Kapranos recalls “I felt like a decapitated gorgon, growing two heads where there had been one. That’s why it was so great to work with Julian, Philippe and Sam. Each an extra head to the gorgon. An extra mind. An extra set of snakes spitting venom.”

These ambitious visions can be heard throughout Always Ascending: from the title track’s Penrose Stairs aural illusion constantly rising chord progression, to the “Trap Sabbath via Slackers” of ‘Huck and Jim’; the barely-glimpsed backstory that could have been from a William Trevor story in ‘Lois Lane’, to the Tehching Hsieh-inspired ‘Paper Cages’, the five to the floor odd-count dance beat of ‘Lazy Boy’, to the heartbreaking ‘Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow’.

For all its philosophical conceits, however, it is a visceral experience. It’s intended to hit you in the heart before the brain. These are the sounds of the Parisian night, the exhilaration of an Italian car racing down the autobahn; a feeling of euphoria so pure it could only exist on a knife’s edge, occasionally gliding into euphoric heartcreak.

They wanted this record to sound like no other you’ve heard, never mind any other Franz Ferdinand record. Here it is. Stick it on. Think “What the fuck is that… I LOVE it!”

It’s Always Ascending and it’s out on Friday the 9th of February.

 

Always Ascending

 

Put your ladder down…

Don’t be concerned

It’s just the way that gravity works round here All slowly rising, falling patiently Feel no Feel no fear Cirrus caress you Cumulus kiss you Raindrops of crystal Whisper we’ll miss you But go… Let go

Always and always and always ascending

The opening line leaves an uncertain ending Always and always and always ascending The chords seem to pause, but ah…

Never going to resolve

Talk to me

Wake me up

 

Waking up dry

Waking up dusty

Feeling remorse

Feeling thirsty

Bring me a cup

Bring me water

 

We can ascend

From this arrangement

We can see fate

As entertainment

Bring me a cup

Bring me water

 

Always and always and always ascending

The Shepard misleads

so you think you’re transcending

Always and always and always ascending

Pause the progression, but ah…

Never going to resolve

 

Lazy Boy

I’m a lazy boy

I’m a lazy boy

Never getting up in time

I enjoy

Being a lazy boy

Lying in your bed

Thinking of

How a lazy boy

Loves you

 

Am I gonna get up?

Am I gonna get up?

Never!

 

I’m a lazy boy

I’m a lazy boy

Always be a lazy boy

 

I’m a lazy boy

Yes a lazy boy

Lazy in the evening boy

 

Ah, and a lazy boy loves you

 

Am I gonna get up?

Never!

 

I’m a lazy boy

I’m a lazy boy

Always be a lazy boy

 

I’m a lazy boy

Yes a lazy boy

Lazy in the morning boy

 

I’m a lazy boy

I’m a lazy boy

Such a lazy lazy boy

 

I’m a lazy boy

Yes a lazy boy

Lazy in the evening boy

 

I’m a lazy boy

What a lazy boy

Yes he is a lazy boy

Ah, and a lazy boy loves you

 

Paper Cages

Step out – step out of our cages…

We’re living our lives in Paper Cages

 

I like the look of your place

I love your construction

Did you carve a wee key

From the soap in your kitchen

To turn in a lock

Of your own penal fiction

You’re so vivid and free in your imagination

 

Well we’ll never be free

If our incarceration

Is a story we tell

A tale of invention

Is it personal choice

Personal conviction

Or are you living like me

In paper cages?

 

Step out – step out of our cages…

We’re living our lives in Paper Cages

 

When you took on your bid

Did you make up your number?

Did you walk like a punk

To the screws at your counter?

Did you say you can’t win

When you are the system

that contains

In paper cages?

 

Step out – step out of our cages…

We’re living our lives in Paper Cages

?

Finally

 

I feel it

I’m fine

I feel it in the spring sunshine

So fine

I feel it in the springtime shine

 

Oh, then suddenly I’m home

 

Finally I found my people

I found the people

who were meant to be

found by me

finally

finally

finally

I’m here

In my place

I’m here

God how it heals you to feel

God how it feels good to be

With the people like me

 

The Academy Award

?

Show me the body

These pictures will shock you

Love is the drag

We don’t need any more

We don’t need to score

Show me the body

404 – gateway not found

my wife is such a fan

Show me the body now

 

We’re starring in the movies of our lives

 

And the Academy Award

For Good Times goes to… you

There’s a camera held in every hand

The clamour of applause in every mind

But the Academy Award

For Good Times goes to you

 

Show me the body

Hikikomori

Through liquid crystal

We look at the world

From our parents’ homes

Show me the body

The secret of longevity

Is to stay away from men

Show me the body now

 

We’re starring in the movies of our lives

 

And the Academy Award

For Good Times goes to…

 

Show me the body

You never realise

How much eight pints are

Until you see them on the ground

They cover so much ground

Laptop-Predator

Hunter-Gatherer

Once-rare commodity

Now easily found

Salt sugar and fat

There’s heavy traffic

Show me the body now

 

We’re starring in the movies of our lives

 

And the Academy Award

For Good Times goes to…

?

Lois Lane

 

Lois Lane seemed

A pretty strong woman

The kind of woman

That a girl could be

So you got an HND

In journalism

Because journalism

Could change the world

And if you changed the world

Then you could be happy

 

Choices

You made good choices

To change our world

So you could be happy

 

The motivation

Of altruism

Is selfishness

The desire for

The pleasure of the reward

Ah, the fine young cynic!

You cried

Would you rather not have a go

And change the world?

So you could be happy

You could be happy

 

Choices…

 

Oh, he changed you

I mean I did not like him

No, I never liked him

Which made me not like you

Not like I used to do

No we were never

We were never friends

So you could be happy

 

Choices…

 

At the over 30s Singles Nite

It’s bleak

It’s bleak

It’s bleak

It’s bleak

See you next week

?

Huck & Jim

 

Sitting by the window she’s

Sitting by the door her

Nose upon the window is cold

Nails upon the window

Breaking nails upon the door

Looking at the window no more

 

no more..

 

something fun

look dumb

put a stone in the musical window

she don’t buy high time

diss, go – won’t you leave me alone

down – she won’t go

she can’t fit through a typical door

no way

 

we’re going to America

gonna tell them about the NHS

when we get there then we’ll all hang out sipping forties with Huck and Jim

 

everywhere sham bohemians

HELLO! magazine bohemians

terminal chancers who loathe

the privilege to loathe their privilege

the skin upon the custard is hard

 

yes it’s hard

 

flash some – you got some

hanging by a toe from a tenth floor window no pass-out – no bar – there’s no theoretical look down There is no down something’s gone and you’re missing it none no way

 

we’re going to America

gonna tell them about the DSS

when we get there then we’ll all hang out sipping forties with Huck and Jim

 

we’re going to America

gonna tell them about the NHS

when we get there then we’ll all hang out Yeah, sipping Buckie with the boys

 

?

Glimpse Of Love

 

Won’t someone

Bring me just a glimpse of love

 

Love love

Love is going to come as a photographer

I need love

Someone better bring me a photographer

 

A flash

A glimpse of perfect abs

In flimsy floral dress

Shows off her slender frame

Enjoys a private stroll

 

Love love

 

Off duty beauty

Keeping it real

Shows of f

All her features

Grabs a bite to eat

 

Stepping out

Sports a bruise on her neck

As she’s heading to

To the studio

Decadent

No, she’s never been shy

No she’s never, never

Never been shy

 

Love love

 

Body observation snap

Body transformation trap

Bring it on bring it on

Let’s makeover

Body transformation snap

Body observation trap

Cut – makeover scene

 

Won’t someone

Bring me just a glimpse of love

?

Feel The Love Go

?

Hey – What’s that thing that you’re doing Hey – What’s that thing that you do No -You’re not that thing that you’re doing You’re not that thing that you do For the things that you do are not who you are

 

So why don’t you come over here

 

Think of a friend and wish them love

Think of an enemy and wish them more

 

See – See the things that you’re doing

See – See the things that you do

See the things that you do are not who you are

 

So why don’t you come over here

 

Think of a friend and wish them love

Think of an enemy and wish them more

Think of every life and wish them all your love

 

Then feel that love return

Feel the love infinity

Feel the love infinity

Then let it go

 

Then feel that love return

Feel the love infinity

Feel the love infinity

Then let it go

Let the love go

Feel the love go

Feel the love go

Feel the love then go

 

Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

 

Slow

 

Don’t take it slow when you put

On that hat

That black velvet cap

This is that

Long due occasion you can wear it at

Don’t send this invite back

 

Slow! don’t kill me slow

Slow don’t kill me

Slow no never never

No don’t kill me

Slow no never never

Kill me quick

Kill me quicker if you

Can I cannot take it slow

Don’t kill me slow

 

When you showed your

Executioner’s cap to me

You put it on for me

Said that I would see

You’d kill whatever sapped your

Love from me

So put it on for me

Put it on again, oh

 

Slow! don’t kill me

Slow no never never

No don’t kill me

Slow no never never

Kill me quick

Kill me quicker if you

Can I cannot take it slow

Don’t kill me slow

 

Jump cut back to

high-res time lapse

seasons shift or pass

maybe leaves then snow into

still-life ripen

stop-motion perishing

feast of larvae explode

blue dust shadow of mould

 

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