RADIO CINEOLA TRILOGY is a boxed set triple album which features contributions from former members of every part of THE THE’s career. Each disc is based on a 12-hour time cycle and is interlinked. The atmosphere is reminiscent of 1970s shortwave radio broadcasts.
The COLLECTORS DELUXE LIMITED EDITION CD BOXSET consists of a slipcase containing 3 standalone discs, each contained in a CD sized hardback 64 page book, replete with lyrics, poetry, interviews, introductions and forewords that pertain to each volume of the trilogy.
Featuring contributions from: JG Thirlwell, 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.
DISC ONE: THE END OF THE DAY (album length approx. 55 mins)
(songs / interpretations / performances)
Versions of THE THE songs performed by various artists as well as ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’, THE THE’s first single released for RSD 2017.
- This Is The Day (Thomas Feiner)
- Slow Emotion Replay (Meja Kullersten)
- Weatherbelle (Thomas Leer)
- Gravitate To Me (Elysian Fields)
- Bugle Boy (Colin Lloyd Tucker)
- Pillar Box Red (Anna Domino)
- December Sunlight (Liz Horsman)
- Bluer Than Midnight (Charlotte etc.)
- Love Is Stronger Than Death (Tom Bright)
- Phantom Walls (Gillian Glover)
- We Can’t Stop What’s Coming (THE THE)
- This Is The Night (Willis)
DISC TWO: THE INERTIA VARIATIONS (album length approx. 45 mins)
(poetry / soundscapes / spoken word)
The Inertia Variations is a poem by John Tottenham which is, in large part, the inspiration for this project as well as a documentary of the same name released in 2017. This disc features Matt Johnson reciting the poem – which is divided into seven chapters of seven verses and interspersed with original music and soundscapes – some of which feature in the documentary film. There are 71 distinct tracks on this album.
DISC THREE: MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT (album length approx. 54 mins)
(electronic scores / political commentaries / broadcasts)
Part of the aforementioned documentary featured a 12-hour long political broadcast on UK General Election day. This album takes fragments of the political interviews from that broadcast as well as experimental electronic music created especially for the documentary and accompanying exhibitions.
“Matt Johnson is firmly back in THE THE business” – UNCUT
“Funny, moving and thought provoking … his own radio station in a boxset”
Album Of The Month – ELECTRONIC SOUNDS
“Spellbinding” 9/10 – LONG LIVE VINYL
“A welcome, unconventional return from one of the country’s most erudite artists.” – THE SCOTSMAN
“Matt Johnson may have kept a low profile since 2000’s NakedSelf but he hasn’t been silent. This beautifully packaged boxset underlines that further.” – CLASSIC POP
“Music that speaks as it joins thought to feeling” – INTERNATIONAL TIMES
RADIO CINEOLA: TRILOGY is available in three formats. Other formats available are: