Release Date: May 11, 2018
Record label: Rock Action
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
The Glasgow music scene has always had a strong collaborative element to it, and Here Lies The Body by Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert is the latest album to stand as proof. Both artists have followed not dissimilar career paths since the mid ’90s, with those paths occasionally intersecting, but this is the first full release bearing both of their names. Collaboration has been a strong presence in the recent careers of both artists.
Kicking off with rekindled old flames and bowing out with ashes and stars, all life is within this exquisite album from cult-pop necromancers Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert: sex, death, multiverses, fortune, abandonment, leggings. Jeggings. The duo's paths first crossed in Glasgow's mid-90s grassroots community (which counted Moffat's Arab Strap, Hubbert's El Hombre Trojeado, Mogwai, Delgados, Bis and Alex Kapranos' Yummy Fur among its number), and they first dueted on 2012's glorious 'Car Song', from Hubbert's 13 Lost And Found LP.
For an album with a title that comes on like a gravestone, 'Here Lies the Body' is unexpectedly red-blooded. But then, sex and death are the two eternal themes in the work of Aidan Moffat. The story of a chance encounter between old flames on a seaside stag'n'hen do, it's almost faithful to the blueprint that Moffat's been refining since he left Arab Strap.