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Performer: Late Of The Pier
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop
Title: Fantasy Black Channel
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2008
Style: Electro, Indie Rock, Glam
FLAC version ZIP size: 1988 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1508 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1136 mb
Rating: 4.6
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Fantasy Black Channel. WMG (от лица компании "Late Of The Pier"); Rumblefish (Publishing), BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor - UMPG, LatinAutor, UBEM" и другие авторские общества (6). Композиция. Fantasy Black Channel. WMG (от лица компании "BECAUSE MUSIC"); LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music In. ASCAP, Rumblefish (Publishing)" и другие авторские общества (7).

A record we recently revisited for our Subculture Unsung series where we said; 'It is a shame that the word 'epic' came into overuse around the time of Fantasy Black Channel's release as it is the perfect word to convey the journey it undertakes from start to finish. It's ambitious without being stuffy, overly proggish and bloated. A digital companion album of unreleased demo's and outtakes from the recording sessions will also be included. Following the original release of the album in 2008, Late Of The Pier performed at the 100 Club, London as part of our ongoing SubcultureLive series of gigs. Check out the live video for fan favourite 'Focker' below.

Fantasy Black Channel is the genuinely awaited debut album from the Nottinghamshire four-piece, Late Of The Pier. In time, it may be cited as a perfect early 21st Century example of a band and producer working together in complete harmony, as DJ Erol Alkan's contribution is central to its success. The album builds to an impressive crescendo. The Enemy Are The Future, its choppiness flavoured with Eastgate's crooning, posits the contradictory statements that life is both easy and hard over six frenetic minutes. The closing Bathroom Gurgle, has been already likened to Sparks' entire career in one song as it reaches its nu-raving dénouement of, "Put your hands on your waistline and move your body to the bassline. Some of it is a bit too rich.

Fantasy Black Channel is the debut studio album by British dance-punk band Late of the Pier. It was released on 30 July 2008 in Japan through Toshiba EMI and on 4 August 2008 in the British Isles on Parlophone, the band's primary label. Five tracks had already been released as singles in the United Kingdom: "Bathroom Gurgle", "The Bears Are Coming", "Space and the Woods" and "Focker" as a double A-side, and "Heartbeat"

Otherwise, the album tends to dole out its abundant hooks in less than conventional ways, favoring elaborate, multi-part song structures with extended instrumental interludes and transitions (starting from the absurdly grandiose glam guitar fanfare of the opening "Hot Tent Blues"), "ambient" breakdowns, and periodic tempo shifts (the intermittently irresistible mini-epic "Bathroom Gurgle" features at least four).

Design – Late Of The Pier, Traffic (8). Drums – Ross Dawson. Engineer – Jimmy Robertson. Mastered By – Mike Marsh (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 12). Mixed By – Cenzo Townshend (tracks: 1 to 3), Erol Alkan (tracks: 4 to 12), Jimmy Robertson (tracks: 4 to 12).

Although Late of the Pier are decidedly better than the Klaxons, without Myths Of The Near Future there would be no Fantasy Black Channel. In nearly every track, you can pick out influences from said album, whether it is the huge beats found on songs such as Space And The Woods and Gravity’s Rainbow respectively, or the use of bass centric riffs in many of the songs. This album is a mixed bag of brilliant, infectiously fun, hyperactive music and lazy monotony. At there best, this band really shine above and beyond any of their contemporaries, however they sometimes lack a sense of drive and focus. Despite its obvious flaws, Fantasy Black Channel is much more hit than miss, and offers a refreshing, unique take on today’s music scene.

As their cult album Fantasy Black Channel gets a 10th anniversary reissue, the band and producer Erol Alkan reflect on its legacy. Late of the Pier were hardly a typical band, though.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Hot Tent Blues
Engineer [Assistant] – Al Lawson
2 Broken
Backing Vocals – Giselle Kennedy
3 Space & The Woods 3:43
4 The Bears Are Coming
Mastered By – Nilesh PatelMixed By [Assistant] – Darren Simpson Written-By – Storm Mortimer
5 Random Firl
Backing Vocals – Erol AlkanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniel Rejmer
6 Heartbeat 3:02
7 White Snake
Engineer [Assistant] – Ben Jackson
8 VW
Saxophone [Tenor & Baritone] – Nik CarterTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Jack BirchwoodWritten-By – Richard Eastgate
9 Focker 3:13
10 The Enemy Are The Future
Written-By – Ross Dawson, Sam Potter
11 Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Mixed By [Assistant] – Daniel Rejmer
12 Bathroom Gurgle
Engineer [Assistant] – Oli WrightWritten-By – Ross Dawson, Sam Potter

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Because Music
  • Made By – MPO


  • Bass, Synthesizer [Bass], Vocals – Andrew Faley
  • Design – Late Of The Pier, Traffic
  • Drums – Ross Dawson
  • Engineer – Jimmy Robertson
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Mark Alloway (tracks: 1 to 3, 7, 9 to 11)
  • Guitar, Sequenced By [Drum Sequencing], Synthesizer, Arranged By, Vocals – Sam Eastgate
  • Mastered By – Mike Marsh (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 12)
  • Mixed By – Cenzo Townshend (tracks: 1 to 3), Erol Alkan (tracks: 4 to 12), Jimmy Robertson (tracks: 4 to 12)
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – Lee Slaney (tracks: 6 to 10, 12), Neil Comber (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Photography [Cover] – Jon Bergman
  • Producer – Erol Alkan, Sam Eastgate (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 9, 12)
  • Sampler, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Sam Potter
  • Written-By – Andrew Faley (tracks: 5, 10, 12), Sam Eastgate


℗ 2008 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd under exclusive licence to Because Music for France. © 2008 EMI Records Ltd. This label copy information is subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.
Made in France by MPO.

Issued in a jewel case with an O-card slipcase.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060107 723610
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout: CA [email protected]@

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
228 0331, 50999 228033 1 3 Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel ‎(LP, Album) Zarcorp, Parlophone 228 0331, 50999 228033 1 3 UK & Europe 2008
ASW 37034, 50999 237034 2 1 Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 37034, 50999 237034 2 1 US 2009
TOCP-66797 Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Zarcorp, Parlophone TOCP-66797 Japan 2008
PHLP11 Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel ‎(LP, Album, RE) Phantasy Sound, Zarcorp PHLP11 UK 2019
50999 2439642 4 Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel ‎(CD, Album) Gala Records , Parlophone, Zarcorp 50999 2439642 4 Russia 2008

I got an O-Card with the jewel-case, does everyone got it for this release ?