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Embrace the Herd
  • Artist: Gist
  • Label: 1972
  • UPC: 852545003233
  • Item #: 854398X
  • Genre: Alternative Rock
  • Release Date: 11/26/2013
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Price: $15.99
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Embrace the Herd on LP

Vinyl LP repressing of this 1982 album. Though lesser-known than Young Marble Giants' output, the sole LP from Stuart Moxham's the Gist is an essential entry in the great canon of English Post-Punk. As the principle composer in Young Marble Giants, Moxham honed minimal songwriting to maximal effect with the help of early electronic experimentation. He formed the Gist shortly before Young Marble Giants' dissolution to realize experiments in sound outside his primary group's mold and feature friends from such bands as Essential Logic and Swell Maps. The Gist yielded several singles and Embrace the Herd, originally released in 1982 on Rough Trade and featuring fellow Giants Alison Statton and Phillip Moxham along with Epic Soundtracks. Recorded at home by Moxham, Embrace the Herd is a venerable instance of post-punk liberation to indulge every stylistic whim.