False Bliss are a four-piece band from Edinburgh, formerly known as DTHPDL, featuring Alastair Chivers, Christopher Laidler, David Macdonald and John Muir.
Their debut album, 'Ritual Terrains', is released 5 April 2019 on cassette, digital download and limited-edition improvised tapes, through Scottish Fiction. The limited tapes are a result of a special performance in March this year, where each member of the band added to the studio recordings with a live improvised set.
The studio recording of 'Ritual Terrains' is an exploration of identity and uncertainty, dealing with subjects of deforestation, multiple personality disorder, immigration, acceptance, supernatural folklore, art and technology. Musically, the album is a cohesive work of shoegaze and noise guitars, pulsing synths, dreamy vocals and driving rhythms, working as a continuous piece of music or as individual tracks.
released April 5, 2019
A.C. – vocals, guitars, synths, , field recordings
J.A.M. – guitars, Oral B
D.M. – bass, synth, percussion
C.L. – drums, percussion, synth, field recordings
Additional vocals on tracks 4 and 5 by Katherine Aly
Additional claps and crowd noises on track 9 by Andrew John Cairns, Nicki Gotterson,
Rebecca Gotterson, Camilie Murray and Alice Politi
Produced, arranged and mixed by C.L.
Mastered by Andrew John Cairns
Engineered by Andrew John Cairns and Alice Politi
Recorded at CRE:8 Studio and The Church, Edinburgh
Fuelled by the belief that if you want to discover something new, the best place to look is right on your doorstep, Scottish Fiction focuses on discovering, showcasing, and promoting new music from Scotland to a wider audience.