Present Imperfect album cover
Monopoly - photo with Gordon, Sean, Allan

Present Imperfect

Remastered. 11 Sep 2017
Now ready for download!

Producer Jon Poole captures the finest fruits of the songwriting partnership of singer Gordon Glass and guitarist Sean Walmsley on this, the first official Ablemesh album release.

Recorded in 1995, this guitar-driven gem remained unreleased until mastered in 2006 and anchored to the band's website. Now remastered at CD quality for 2017 you can finally download individual songs including the much-loved Mountaineer.

The album was orginally conceived as two sides of a vinyl LP, So, you’ll still find Side 1 and Side 2 mixes here with songs flowing seemlessly into each other like they did on the master tape.

Miraculously the performances were all originally captured on a 4-track cassette recorder. But a close listening reveals many sonic surprises you’d expect of a 24 track studio production!

Featuring Jon Poole (Dowling Poole) on bass and Bob Leith (Cardiacs) on drums.

Download from Bandcamp and get the official 8 page PDF booklet with full lyrics and photos. 

£5 GBP

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“Mountaineer - loaded with significance, celestial wisdom almost… all about forging individual paths - like footprints in fresh snow."

Mark, Audacious

"One of the most underrated songs ever...truly one of the few songs I've listened to on repeat continuously over the years without it ever getting boring." 

David Santiago Blanco re: 'Cancel Life'

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