Six (2019 Reissue)
Mansun were one of the most iconic and innovative British bands of the late 90s. Having signed to the legendary record label Parlophone (home to The Beatles, Radiohead and Sigur Ros) they released four albums - Attack of the Grey Lantern (1997), Six (1998), Little Kix (2000) and the compilation Kleptomania following the band’s split - as well as a popular and now rare series of EPs.
Tearing up the expectation laid by their smash hit #1 debut album Attack of the Grey Lantern, Mansun followed up in 1998 with their leftfield cult classic ‘Six’. The music is a unification of numerous ideas and inspirations, with elements of pop, electronica and progressive rock.
They included a Tchaikovsky sample interlaced with electronic drums and spooky synth lines, references to religious scepticism, Winnie the Pooh, Stanley Kubrick, Marxism and spoken word from the legendary fourth Doctor Who - Tom Baker. Its varied sounds result in dynamic switches mid-track to seemingly new songs, making the album a timeless record.
4. Inverse Midas
5. Anti Everything
6. Fall Out
9. Witness To A Murder ( Part 2 )
12. Blown It (Delete As Appropriate)
14. Being A Girl
Released: March 2019
Cat: KSCOPE1011 / KSCOPE