Acolytes is the self titled debut album by London based enigma D. Shan. Following up a puzzling (yet well received) 7″ on the Pheromoans’ Savoury Days label, Acolytes sees Shan develop his sound into areas of greater fidelity, complexity and a unique non-linear approach to song writing. Reference points could be drawn towards Art Bears, the Cold Storage scene, The Residents and Ralph Records roster, but they would all fall short because ultimately Acolytes is a highly unclassifiable record – which in 2014 is no mean feat. Features guest appearances from D. Bolger (The Pheromoans / The Bomber Jackets) and D. Aird (Vindicatrix) – parental advisory, explicit lyrics.
ALT19 —Released 15 December 2014