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Das Koolies - DK.01

100% absolutely the best mindfuck yet...
After four decades together as Super Furry Animals, the debut album from Das Koolies promises a genre-bending expansion of their most electronic-leaning and experimental ideas, made with the help of contributors and influences as diverse as MC Killa Kela and 17th Century composer, Henry Purcell.

‘DK.01’ re-opens the book on the quartet’s long-term friendship and musical union at the next chapter, with their meandering tale together having begun in the vortex of North Wales’ illicit rave scene in the early-1990s. Last seen on stage together as the Furries’ final tour concluded in 2016, Bunford, Ciarán, Ieuan and Pryce reconvened Das Koolies around poker nights and half-remembered riffs shortly after, scratching a persistent, 30-year itch to perform a factory reset and deep dive into the synth-driven sound they’d heard in their heads all along.

Looking forward to the album’s release Das Koolies say: “The return has been welcomed. Unanimously. Dissent, however, will be tolerated. An abundance of ideas, new inventions and old friendships percolate, produce and persist. Come this way as a dead end is circumvented to show an open road.”

Alongside Rhys Ifans, guests set to appear on the album include influential British MC Killa Kela and the physical infrastructure of Cardiff, Wales’ capital city itself, as field recordings of percussive strikes on metallic structures make their way onto the record, symbolising the freedom with which ideas entered the studio from all possible sources.

Referring to classical composer, Henry Purcell with a bassline inspired by 300-year-old examples of the same, plus completing one demo that has existed in one form or another since 1998, DK.01 will reveal and celebrate the elasticity of time and the musical ideas within it, as it will inevitably expose the band’s own liberty to do just as they please.
⚠ Updates

The Black LP formate is a little delayed.


+ Dinked Edition No.242
+ 2LP recycled colour vinyl^
+ Bonus 7” with 2 exclusive tracks *
+ Exclusive 12” signed art print *
+ Wide spine sleeve with exclusive artwork *
+ Numbered edition *
+ Limited pressing of 600 *

* EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition.
^ Colours vary due to vinyl being recycled.


1. Best Mindfuck Yet
2.Out Of This World
3. Nuthin Sandwich
4. Shakedown
5. Best Mindfuck Yet Reprise
6.A Ride
7. Collide
8. Katal
9. Pain Down The Drain
11. Holy Shit
12. Masters Of Mankind
13.Collide Reprise
14. Alligator
15. Sky
16. Sorry
17. Wired For Sound

Dinked 7”:
A. Sorry (demo version)
B. Sorry (instrumental version)

Release Info

Release Date: 22nd September 2023
Format: 2LP or CD
Label: Amplify / Strangetown Records

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