ARAB STRAP – “Philophobia” Double LP


Chemikal Underground Records

Double vinyl, includes download. 2019

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Arab Strap – “Philophobia” Double LP

A vinyl reissue of Arab Strap’s second album, having been out of print for twenty years. While their 1996 debut The Week Never Starts Round Here, despite its lo-fi scrappiness, will always remain the firm favourite in this household, Philophobia, released two years later, provided an exact continuation of the Arab Strap experience: the often hilarious, slice of life, confessional spoken-word narratives, backed by fragile post-rock instrumentation, littered with cheap electro beats and tense, spidery guitar picking – like a dishevelled, hungover, cousin of Slint. A touch of musical progression comes in the form of additional trumpet, cello and keyboards – as was the way with indie pop bands on Chemikal Underground.

Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 36 × 34 × .5 cm