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Incidental Music

by W. H. Lung

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Double LP package on 180g black vinyl. Repress due mid June, we are taking pre-orders now for this pressing. The item will not ship until around mid June 2019.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Incidental Music via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in Fold-Out Card Wallet

    Includes unlimited streaming of Incidental Music via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      £12 GBP or more 

     

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited Edition Ultra Clear Coloured Double Vinyl, 180g
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe double LP package on 180g ultra clear vinyl that comes with a signed and numbered art print by the band, limited to 250 copies and only available direct from Melodic.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Incidental Music via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Incidental Music T-shirt
    T-Shirt/Apparel

    Re-print of W. H. Lung ‘Incidental Music’ T-shirt.

    Screen printed white unisex tee on 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton. Designed by Joseph E of W. H. Lung

    Available in sizes XS to XL. Sizing as follows:

    XS - 46cm
    S - 48cm
    M - 51cm
    L - 54cm
    XL - 57cm

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about

W. H. Lung’s arrival at their debut album has been less conventional than most. A trait shared with the music they make, which weaves between shimmering synth pop and the infectious grooves of 70’s Berlin. The band never had any intention of playing live when forming, aiming instead to be a primarily studio-based project.

That approach was challenged when they released their debut 10” ('Inspiration!/Nothing Is') in 2017, which meant that they were quickly in demand. Booking requests started to flood in and W. H. Lung found themselves cutting their teeth on festival stages that summer. Though whilst some new bands may have let that interest change the course of the project, W. H. Lung stayed true to their original reticence and worked mainly as a studio band with their formidable live shows kept sporadic.

W. H. Lung have allowed this album to naturally gestate over the course of two years . The result is a remarkably considered debut - the production is crisp and pristine but not over-polished, the synths and electronics radiate and hum with a golden aura and the vocals weave between tender delivery and forceful eruptions. There is a palpable energy to the songs, as experienced in 10 glorious minutes of opening statement 'Simpatico People'.

“I think it’s important to erase the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture,” states Joseph E. This colliding of worlds not only exists in the potent mix between whip-smart arrangements, lyrics and seamlessly danceable music but also in the fact that they are named after a cash and carry in Manchester. As Tom P. explains, “I thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden and other initialed poets, writers, artists, etc. with the fact that it’s really just a Chinese supermarket.”

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released April 5, 2019

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