‘Repel’ is Grievous Bodily Calm’s much anticipated first studio effort, recorded in early 2018. Consisting of seven interwoven tracks, the record takes the listener through 3 movements: birth into restlessness, agitated eruptions, and peaceful embrace. Being an expression of their identity at the time, the record is intended to convey an emotional narrative, without having to be literal.
‘Repel’ conveys the bands intention to use virtuosity and technical skill to convey emotion rather than intellectualism. This shows a focus on song writing and production, rather than the improvisation and intense interaction associated with their live show.
released March 29, 2019
Written & Performed by Grievous Bodily Calm
Vocals on 'Inner Firmament' by Allira Wilson
Produced by Josiah Padmanabham and Alex Reid
Mixed by Dan Carrol
Mastered by Will Bowden
Artwork by Lauren Salt
Layout and Design by Liam Young