Death By Chocolate’s aesthetic foundation corners are firmly planted in an idealized novelty of mid-century modernism, especially early 60s abstract expressionism, definitely swinging 1967 Carnaby Street, a bit of the more fun elements of late 70s new/no wave and the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Bric-a-brac is an aural scrapbook written, performed, recorded and produced by Death By Chocolate. Open it up…
There’s a trip around East Sussex on a BSA Bantam… we even stop for chips on the way home! Missing your departed heroes? They’re back for one night only (although probably not quite as you’d care to remember).
For some, the album may well prove a useful study aid: How many Kosmonauts can you name? What are the principle uses of Xenon? What was Vincent Price eating in the early 60s? How do you plan the layout of a department store?
Musically-speaking, Death by Chocolate’s third album is just as eclectic, fusing together electronica, spoken-word, jazz and psychedelia, with a dash of swingle.
Souvenir rulers, umbrellas, cricket pads… even Spit the Dog gets a look-in at the House of Bric-a-Brac.