The eighth release on Drone Rock Records is the debut vinyl album for Stupid Cosmonaut, an ambient-electronic-noise outfit from the North West of England who are tipped for big things in the modern psych/drone world. Algol provides the perfect soundtrack to the Soviet Bloc era science-fiction movies you can only dream about.
Algol, invites you to discorporate and allow your mind to be piloted, wordlessly, through stunning cosmic vistas of kaleidoscopic guitars and dark synths before being ferociously atomised by the crushing, untamed forces of deep space as its story unfolds. Myriad calculations hum in the computer brain of an automated space craft, it’s cargo, a lone passenger suspended in stasis, dreaming and oblivious as they navigate a celestial storm at the barycenter of Algol, The Demon Star.
Algol is a limited run of just 300 copies, majority have been sold on pre-orders through Drone Rock Records, here..
Some can be found in records shops such as Resident in Brighton, Piccadilly Records Manchester, and Rough Trade Leeds.
The remaining 50 copies can be bought here on Stupid Cosmonaut bandcamp page.
"Best experienced through headphones in the dark, 'Algol' is a rich, evocative and crushing sonic trip into the uncharted depths of the solar system". Terrorizer Magazine.
"It doesn’t often happen these days but Stupid Cosmonaut have made a great post-rock album with Algol, although it vastly exceeds the boundaries of the genre and glides through multiple other categorisations effortlessly, it is likely to be the best post-rock album of the year" Echoes and Dust
"[Stupid Cosmonaut's] sound permeates the outer reaches of ambient psych-rock whilst it’s inner core is full of dark, atmospheric synth swells, beautifully produced percussion and swathes of minimalistic drones that collectively create music to immerse your entire being into until you float away on sonic ripples of shimmering ambience."
Primal Music Blog
"Stupid Cosmonaut may be new to some but that will not last for long because this is a band who are going places with their new take on well established genre. Their collective name may be self deprecating but these guys are anything but stupid."
"It is, in short, an absolute beauty - rich in atmosphere and the ability to conjure heavenly vision and yet with a gravitas that makes this an album to be taken seriously. It's very gratifying to see a band grow and develop and especially in conjunction with a label that just goes from strength."
Dayz Of Purple And Orange