* bonus tracks
Expanded CD reissue by cult dream-pop band Lowlife, who released a string
of acclaimed albums between 1985 and 1995. Lowlife were formed in Grangemouth
(Scotland) in 1985 when original Cocteau Twins bassist Will Heggie joined former
Dead Neighbours members Craig Lorentson, Grant McDowall and Stuart Everest.
Their atmospheric, moody soundscapes were often compared to New Order, Comsat
Angels and - yes - the Cocteau Twins, yet the band received widespread acclaim
over the course of six LP's.
San Antorium was Lowlife's fourth album, released in 1991 in Scotland on Nightshift
Records. The LP was recorded at Tower Studios in Glasgow, Scotland. Personnel
changes prior to the album's recording involved the near-simultaneous departures
of guitarist Hamish McIntosh and drummer Grant McDowall, who were replaced
by Hugh Duggie and Greg Orr, respectively. Orr's role was somewhat limited
as several of the tracks employed drum programming and/or drum loops. San Antorium
is the fourth studio album, from 1991, produced by Calum Maclean. On San Antorium
core members Craig Lorentson and Will Heggie are joined by guitarist Hugh
Duggie and drummer Martin Flemming. Long unavailable, this new remaster also
features 5 bonus tracks, comprising the second half of the legendary 'Black
Sessions' demo album, released in 1988 in a limited edition of just 250 copies.
Influences / Similar Artists:
Cocteau Twins, The Sound, Joy Division, Comsat Angels