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Psychological Colouring Book

by Scissorgun

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The Grind 04:58
Seasick 00:53
Sybarite 03:17
Coercion 00:43
Wheels Turn 04:58



Scissorgun are an electronic music due consisting of Alan Hempsall, (from the former Factory artists Crispy Ambulance) and soundscape artist Dave Clarkson.

‘Psychological Colouring Book’ follows up their 2017 album ‘Assault Two’ and their 2020 release ‘All You Love Is Need’.

“Before we started writing material for Psychological Colouring Book we sat down with some significant artefacts from our lives and built a vision of what our next chapter would look like. The following week when we switched on our gear for the first time in three months The Grind was the first thing that came out. We’ve tried to find new ways of writing and hearing. We wanted a spectrum of moods. What we got was an album of our favourite things” – Alan Hempsall, Scissorgun

Featured on:
- BBC 6 Music - Gideon Coe Show

'As a record it speaks for itself, diverse in mood, eclectic in terms of sound, intelligent and unpredictable.' - Bobby Gant, Iniquitous Glory

'To have captured so many moods, so many states and for it to sound so utterly original is quite the achievement. A late contender for album of the year…for those who will listen.' - Paul Laird, Our Sound Music

'Psychological Colouring Book is an album where you actually feel the humans behind the machines. You can see the wires and the extension leads, the sweat and the toil. It is an album proudly confrontational yet also has a great knack of hooking its claws under your flesh.' - Simon Tucker, At The Barrier

'On Psychological Colouring Book Scissorgun manage to balance the “out there” with the dancefloor with enviable skill and taste.' - Ian Canty, Louder Than War

'there's a palpable sense of boundless freedom throughout this excellent album, as resolutely experimental as it is wistful and emotive' - Carl Griffin


released October 29, 2021

A recorded work by Scissorgun

Produced in 2021 at Cavendish House Studio, Manchester UK

All music performed and recorded by Scissorgun

Dave Clarkson - synths, keyboards, loops, electronic drums and field recordings.
Alan Hempsall - vocals, words, treated guitars, effects and found sounds.

Engineering and production by Dave Clarkson
Mastering by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works

Scissorgun device by Kevin Craig


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