The Black Dog ‘Tranklements’

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Artist: The Black Dog
Title: Tranklements
Release Date: 20/05/13
Label: Dust Science Recordings
Format: 3X12”/Cd/Digital
Cat. #: DUSTV038 & DUSTVCD038
1. Alien Boys
2. Bolt No.6
3. Atavistic Resurgence
4. Bolt 11b 3.
5. Cult Mentality
6. Hymn For SoYo
7. Bolt 3533f
8. Pray Crash I
9. Pray Crash II
10. Bolt 57w
11. Internal Collapse
12. First Cut
13. Bolt 9>3
14. Death Bingo
15. Mind Object
16. Spatchka

The Black Dog have been gathering their thoughts, passions and anger, reflecting it into their music, sometimes as part of a larger picture or concept, sometimes just focusing on one subject. Tranklements is such a great Sheffield word, it means a collection of objects, often precious to the owner. Everyone has a collection of Tranklements somewhere! These are ours.

Tranklements is a body of work created as 16 unique and individual tracks. Each one is its own little object, something we’ve created to externalise, explain and express the world we find ourselves in. It encompasses many thoughts, emotions and desires from the last eighteen months. There is an individual story and internal message behind each. They’ve all been discussed and fought for. However, we really don’t want to explain them, we don’t expect those personal rationals to translate to others. We’d rather you gazed upon the objects yourself and come to your own conclusions. Nobody likes to be told what to think.

In many ways our work with the eSC ( project has helped us to reconnect with many things and each other. The creative talent and desires of the younger generation have never gone away. The real underground is still as vibrant as ever, not lost to false values, over-sized egos and ladder climbing brands. We’ve always respected that energy and individuality that exists beyond the bland compliant mainstream.

The truth is we’ve always felt like the awkward outsiders.

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