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Murmurations by Simian Mobile Disco, released 11 May 2018 1. Boids 2. Simian Mobile Disco feat. Deep Throat Choir - Caught In A Wave 3. Deep Throat Choir - We Go 4. Gliders 5. Deep Throat Choir - Defender 8. V Formation 9. Murmuration A thrilling 9-song set, Murmurations is as perfectly pitched for headphones as it is for clubs, named after giant cloud formations of starlings and themed around the stunning emergent behaviors that appear within them. To mirror these movements in the sonic landscape and visuals of Murmurations, SMD’s James Ford and Jas Shaw collaborated with the celebrated Hackney-based vocal collective The Deep Throat Choir, as well as creative directors Kazim Rashid of ENDLESSLOVESHOW (Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawk) and Carri Munden.

The album is Simian Mobile Disco’s first to prominently feature vocals since 2009’s Temporary Pleasure, which spotlighted singers like Beth Ditto and Yeasayer’s Chris Keating.

Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations Since Simian Mobile Disco's 2007 full-length debut, Attack Decay Sustain Release, James Ford and Jas Shaw's output has been impressively diverse. The duo, formerly part of the indie rock band Simian, have since released a vocalist-heavy dance pop record (Temporary Pleasure), a two-disc collection of experimental techno (Delicacies) and an instrumental album recorded in the Californian desert using just two synthesisers and two sequencers (Whorl)  . The album's title refers to the motion made by starlings that fly in clusters to protect themselves from predators, stay warm and exchange information. These murmurations often form stunning shapes in the sky, and when one bird changes direction or speed, the others follow suit in fluid motion.

Caught in a Wave (feat. Taylor Swift ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco).

That Murmurations finds them hovering in the background isn't necessarily bad either, but the talents of DTC and their hive-like harmonics outshine the sheen of the tracks they appear on, seen clearly on the singles "Hey Sister" and "Defender. Every track has a pleasant flow, with the production only really coming to the forefront on "A Perfect Swarm," which builds to the midway tipping point with the same degree of precision and balance that SMD have demonstrated in the past.

Simian Mobile Disco aka James Ford and Jas Shaw made an impact back in 2007 with their debut, Attack Decay Sustain Release. Their fearless experimental nature continues with this year’s album entitled Murmurations, but will another step in a different direction prove too risky? The duo initially played together as part of an indie rock band named Simian, which not only inspired their current alias, but also built the foundations for what has become a fruitful partnership. They are unashamedly restless producers, admitting in interviews to being bored easily.

Simian Mobile Disco's latest offering, 'Murmurations,' is a surprisingly deep album filled with tribal beats and chants. Or consider a donation?

Simian Mobile Disco return with their 5th album and, never a pair of men to rest on their laurels, James Ford and Jas Shaw have switched things up this time by choosing to collaborate with London's all-female, Deep Throat Choir. The end result is SMD's most lush and sumptuous music to date - combining their unparalleled production talents across layers of synths & percussion with Deep Throat Choir's unique brand of choral vocals.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Boids
A2 Caught In A Wave
Featuring – Deep Throat Choir Written-By – Heloise Tunstall-Behrens
B3 We Go
Featuring – Deep Throat Choir Written-By – Luisa Gerstein
B4 Gliders
Written-By – Deep Throat Choir
C5 Hey Sister
Featuring – Deep Throat Choir Written-By – Luisa Gerstein
C6 A Perfect Swarm
D7 Defender
Featuring – Deep Throat Choir Written-By – Luisa Gerstein
D8 V Formation
Written-By – Deep Throat Choir
D9 Defender
Written-By – Deep Throat Choir

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Wichita Recordings Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Wichita Recordings Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Simian Mobile Disco
  • Mastered At – Electric Mastering
  • Recorded At – The Pool, London


  • Cover, Artwork – Cliff Briggie
  • Creative Director – Carri Munden, Kazim Rashid
  • Design – Brodie Kaman
  • Engineer – Jamie McEvoy
  • Instruments, Programmed By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer, Written-By – James Ford, James Shaw
  • Mastered By – Guy Davie
  • Photography By [Inlay] – James Pearson-Howes
  • Vocals – Deep Throat Choir

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  • Barcode (Text): 5055036215350
  • Label Code: LC07800

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  • INwhite
This album sounded like a 2018 version of a Tom Tom Club album. It literally just sounded like Tine Weymouth on 80% of the album. That's not a negative thing either just clarifying
  • Adrierdin
A change of pace? Sure, but what SMD album hasn't been? It's arguably a more mature sound, very ambitious, the addition of the choir producing some spectacular results (the dark "Hey Sister" and the buoyant "V Formation" being the two opposing standouts). While some may be infuriated at this more experimental side of the band, I enjoyed it immensely, even if it does stumble occasionally. After all, what SMD album hasn't? :)PS The videos are terrible and diminish the power of the songs with their pretentiousness. I'd skip them if I were you.
  • Kirinaya
Yes its too art school semi pro filming. I can understand ambiguity in films BUT this is just plain high art w*nk ;(
  • Nea
Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way. Sometimes it's good to just let the music speak for itself. None of that pseudo-Cirque Du Soleil crap.
  • Anayanis
Agreed! The videos make no sense especially for Defender which I just heard on BBC6 that nearly made me cry! The videos are WACK!