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Not to burn in the fire
Nor freeze in the chill
Nor be soaked in the rain
Nor lost in the fog
To see in the dark
Like a bird take flight
And not to die
“Glass” is based around Eugene’s personal experiences as a neurodivergent person, severe trauma, acute poverty and Chornobyl disaster survivor, and a queer multiethnic refugee activist from Ukraine.
The concept for this album came after we created “Something Broke Inside”. In this song we used a breaking glass sound that we had recorded while smashing a bottle on a stone floor. The concept of shattered glass fragments came to represent Eugene’s story of struggling to survive, heal and thrive. Every song on the album is a different story and like another razor-sharp shard of glass.
All music except Anti-Lullaby composed, performed, recorded, produced mixed and engineered by tAngerinecAt.
Anti-Lullaby: lyrics, vocals and composition by Runa de Luna & tAngerinecAt; recording, arrangement, production, mixing and engineering by tAngerinecAt.
Eugene Purpurovsky: hurdy-gurdy, vocals, sound design.
Paul Chilton: whistles, vocals, duda (Ukrainian bagpipes), sound design.
Recorded at tAngerinecAt studio.
Mastered by Andres Mayo.
Artwork/design: Caroline Julia Moore.
Photo by Paul Chilton.
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"Many Kettles, the pair's fourth album, casts a particularly dark spell. This is electronic music with a furious human pulse: a bold dance in the face of cruel authority that evokes "the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum" as Ben Knight LeftLion put it. It's also an outlet for Purpurovsky's fiery statements of intent. The singer and hurdy-gurdy player has plenty to say about the parlous state of the world; "I Don't Want To Be A White Master," the kickoff track on the album, is a furious rejection of the rising global culture of fascism and cruelty. Through tAngerinecAt, Purpurovsky strikes back at oppression of all kinds – class, cultural, economic, ethnic, gender, and interpersonal – and invites the listener to join the resistance."
"Album is immense. Exceptional..."
- John Hywel Morris, PRS for Music Senior Membership Development Manager, Wales
“I can't stop listening to Tangerinecat's new album 'Many Kettles' I am completely blown away by the sound you've captured, it's amazing. It felt similar to when I saw/heard a group of throat singers from Mongolia that managed to convey horses riding across a vast wilderness in their music and voices, your music has similar qualities like it's a portal that beams you into other spaces and you get lost in it all. I don't have words to describe how good the music is or how I couldn't stop smiling and thinking this is one of the best albums I have heard.” Read more... - Rosie Ireson
"This is a beautiful and brutal album... if you ever want to meander somewhere left field then start here, the journey is fulfilling and worth your precious time." Read more...
- Stuart Corry, Golden Believers Radio
"tAngerinecAt's newest album "Many Kettles" may just be the most important piece of art you need to navigate these times." Read more...
- Dave Eggleston/Mirrorkill
“... It has a rich and heavy sound (not the death-metal kind of heavy but rather like the big turnip kind of heavy? like you feel its physical weight and it's very satisfying) - a sound that vibrates like a tight spring. And yet there is nothing vibratingly-uncertain about its wrathful lyrics, and nothing turnip-like about its piercing vocals. They are personal, sometimes harsh, lashing with indignation, pain, and sarcasm. It is this double-edgedness of the album, this productive tension within it, along with the sheer volume of its oceanic sound, that makes it an absolutely unique experience … the album to me feels deeply therapeutic... Love in vengeance, hope in annihilation, protectiveness in a roar, and the gracefulness in the cold slap-in-the-face sarcasm of "Enjoy your tea" at the end of the album contents. It might leave you uneasy - it doesn't try to pull its punches - or feeling like you've just come back up from the bottom of the sea. That's the point though. tAngerinecAt are not trying to be nice to you, but they offer you an experience and a journey, and the scary intimacy of being alone with an ocean.” Read more...
- Masha Semashyna/Ukrainian poet and a PhD student at the Central European University