23 Oct 2014

The Quietus reviews Anthroprophh's Outside the Circle

The Heads have just reissued their second album, the ferocious frazzle of Everyone Knows We Got Nowhere. Paul Allen left the band a while ago, and at first he spent time building up a terrifyingly large record collection and enhancing his psychic know-how. He then formed a band with Gareth Turner and Jesse Webb called Anthroprophh, who have now unleashed their second album Outside The Circle, and like The Heads best work, it's enough to send your head in a spin, only this time with a few surprise twists and turns.

Take second track 'Dead Man On The Scene', which mentions the word 'Anthropocene', a term coined by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer intended to describe the epoch when human activities like pollution began to have a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems. The word hasn't been fully adopted as official nomenclature by the scientific community, and of course there's some debate as to when this era actually began. Nobel Prize winning atmospheric scientist Paul Crutzen argues it's around the Industrial Revolution….

Read the full review here: The Quietus