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The The – Radio Cineola: Trilogy

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THE THE’s busy 2017 gathers pace with the announcement of the Radio Cineola: Trilogy box set, a run of screenings for The Inertia Variations documentary at the ICA in London and Home in Manchester, Watershed in Bristol and Showroom in Sheffield and their first live dates in 16 years.

A collector’s 3 x LP deluxe limited edition vinyl box set RADIO CINEOLA TRILOGY: A BROADCAST BY THE THE The three albums are based upon 12- or 24-hour time-cycles and as interlinked as Borromean rings. THE END OF THE DAY songs / interpretations / performances THE INERTIA VARIATIONS poetry / soundscapes / spoken word MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT electronic scores / political commentaries / broadcasts.
The Trilogy features contributions from JG Thirwell, Thomas Leer, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja, Anna Domino, Zeke Manyika, Colin Lloyd Tucker, John Tottenham, Thomas Feiner, Liz Horsman, Charlotte Etc. Tom Bright, Gillian Glover, Willis, Johanna St Michaels, Jacob Sahlqvist, Kate Wilkins, Gerald Jenkins, William Engdahl, Neil Clark, David Edwards / Media Lens, Marian St Laurent, Lucinda Rogers, Neil Sanders, Abdi Assadi, Zoe Hepden, Eric Schermerhorn. Polly Maberly, Niall Greig Fulton and others across the discs.
This vinyl edition contains heavyweight 180g pressings and a 48-page bound book of lyrics, poetry, exclusive photographs and guest commentaries about the project.
The release of the box set will be marked with a Classic Album Sundays event on Wednesday 18th October at the Elgar Rooms at the Royal Albert Hall. The event will feature a playback and discussion / Q&A with Matt focusing on his soundtrack work on the scores for Moonbug, Tony, Hyena and The Inertia Variations. Additionally, having received its world premiere at this year’s Gothenburg Film Festival, and UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Johanna St Michaels documentary about Matt Johnson, The Inertia Variations is set for a week long run of screenings in October at London’s ICA, Home in Manchester, Showroom in Sheffield, Watershed in Bristol and others. The 84-minute documentary, inspired by the poem of the same name by British-born, Los Angeles based poet John Tottenham, is centered around the Radio Cineola broadcast and within the film, through recitations of John Tottenham’s poetry, Matt Johnson examines his sometimes troubled relationship with celebrity and the creative process and, through the tragic deaths of his mother and two of his brothers, how bereavement has informed his work and outlook. London premiere at the ICA on Friday 20th October with a showing of the film and Q&A with Matt Johnson and Johanna St Michaels, the documentary will then be shown twice daily on 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th and 26th October. The documentary is accompanied later each day by screenings of THE THE’s Infected: The Movie, which was previously shown publicly for the first time in almost 30 years at the ICA in September of 2016.
Tracklisting

Disc: 1
1. This Is The Day
2. Slow Emotion Replay
3. Weatherbelle
4. Gravitate To Me
5. Bugle Boy
6. Pillar Box Red
7. December Sunlight
8. Bluer Than Midnight
9. Love Is Stronger Than Death
10. Phantom Walls
11. We Can’t Stop What’s Coming
12. This Is The Night
Disc: 2
1. Introduction
2. Atmosfear
3. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship
4. Fear Of Known Things
5. Atmosmear
6. Nothing
7. An Explanation
8. How Little How Far
9. Atmostear
10. Consolation
11. The Challenge
12. Atmoshear
13. Suddenly
14. The Rites Of Indolence
15. Yellow Afternoon Of The Soul
16. Tense Offering
17. Creation
18. Ceremony
19. A Time Of Reckoning
20. Art And Eros
21. Suddenly Again
22. Lying On My Side
23. A Wednesday In August
24. Molasses
25. That Time Of Day
26. I’m Not Tired
27. Taped
28. Chair, Sofa And Bed
29. Leaden Afternoon
30. Inaction Figure
31. The Island
32. Butterfly Springs
33. Rush Hour
34. Butterfly Pings
35. Droning

Disc: 2 cont
36. The Legacy
37. Drowler
38. The Shadows Of Purpose
39. Accomplishment
40. Time Moves, But Not I
41. Another Day
42. Butterfly Rings
43. Gaslight
44. Ruinous Tranquility
45. Beauty
46. Days
47. Inured To Otiosity
48. Blood Streams
49. Anomic Otiosity
50. The Measure Of A Man
51. Elsewhere
52. Alien Lungs
53. View From A Hill
54. Born Winner, Self-Made Loser
55. Dust Falls Regardless
56. Drench
57. Riveting Torpor
58. Drenched
59. The Prime Of Life
60. Entitlement
61. Lifelong Lean Period
62. Point Hope
63. Room With A Void
64. The Arrival
65. Figment To Filament
66. Constancy
67. Ode To Invented Melancholy
68. Improvidence
69. This Day
70. Feelings
71. Point Hope
Disc: 3
1. Introduction
2. Between The Living And The Dead
3. The Late Station
4. William Engdahl
5. Wireless Trip
6. Zoe Hepden
7. When Tomorrow Becomes
8. Night Flight
9. David Edwards
10. Same Face Different Mask
11. Wireless Ship
12. Abdi Assadi
13. Wargasm
14. Here Come The Drones
15. Secretum
16. Lucinda Rogers
17. Spyrograph
18. The Divided Selfie
19. Neil Sanders
20. Between Raindrops
21. Digital Dystopia
22. Marian St Laurent
23. Missing People
24. Radiophonique
25. Neil Clark
26. The Watchers And The Watched
27. The Invisible Empire
28. Wireless Blip
29. William Engdahl
30. The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be
31. The New Normal
32. David Edwards
33. The Space Between Words
34. The Veil Of Amnesia
35. Goodnight
36. Every Secret Life

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