CHAPTERHOUSE – ” Freefall “

Posted: November 25, 2022 in MUSIC

Frequently lumped in with scenes that didn’t quite encapsulate what they were truly about, Reading’s Chapterhouse dealt in brooding, simmering space-rock at the turn of the Nineties. Their debut EP ‘Freefall’ was released in 1990, containing one of their most well-known tracks ‘Falling Down’ that later appeared on 1991 debut album ‘Whirlpool’.

Formed in Reading in 1987, Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demotape. Initially, the band got lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band’s early performances supporting the rather laidback Spacemen 3. Chapterhouse eventually escaped from one genre only to find themselves amongst the infamous shoegaze groups of 1991 such as Lush, Moose and Slowdive.

“Freefall” was their 1990 debut EP and includes the popular track “Falling Down”, which was also included in their debut full-length album “Whirlpool“. The other three tracks, “Need (Somebody)”, “Inside Of Me” and “Sixteen Years”, were never included on their albums on vinyl and only appeared on this EP.

“Freefall” is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on red & white marbled vinyl.

Tracklist: A1. Falling Down , A2. Need (Somebody), B1. Inside Of Me, B2. Sixteen Years

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