Quodega’s cinematic scope and aesthetic draws from Raybould’s extensive soundtrack work; a Welsh BAFTA for indie film The Machine, as well as a nomination in the British Independent Film Awards for feature The Call Up. All tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Raybould with drums recorded by Charlie Francis (REM, Future Of The Left).
On Quodega’s first album, ‘The Meanderlux Vessel’ builds on the industrial post-surf-rock of the Welsh Music Prize nominated Fist Of The First Man album, incorporating the intense live drumming of Kliph Scurlock (The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys) alongside Raybould’s otherwise self-constructed soundscapes.
‘Only Forward’, Quodega’s second album, is a departure from the scintillating post-rock debut, instead adopting the form of super-charged, perspicacious electronica. The brainchild of award-winning composer Tom Raybould, whose work has previously been released by Rough Trade and Warp Records, ‘Only Forward’ will be available as a limited vinyl run of 100 records, as well as digital release across all online platforms.
The album reverts to Raybould’s previous body of work under the pseudonym Zwolf, incorporating influences from the early works of Boards of Canada, Autechre and Plaid and filtering them through the unique contours of his own musical imagination. The resultant cinematic scope and aesthetic draws upon these threads alongside Raybould’s extensive soundtrack work. Recent plaudits in this field include a Welsh BAFTA for indie film ‘The Machine’, with the OST also being released in 2019 by Swiss niche vinyl label We Release What The Fuck We Want To Records.
Quodega Releases on Bubblewrap…