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Sparklehorse share the posthumous track "The Scull of Lucia"

11 July 2023, 16:27 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Last month ANTI- Records and the Sparklehorse estate announced Bird Machine, a posthumous album by Mark Linkous. Today they share the latest single from the forthcoming release.

"The Scull of Lucia" follows "Evening Star Supercharger" which coincided with the album's announcement.

From the very first seconds of "The Scull of Lucia", I was transported to a different time," says producer Joel Hamilton who mixed Bird Machine. "The recipe is unmistakably Sparklehorse: The pace, the sounds, the overall texture of the voice. Every sound seems to support the voice and the lyric, which was always at the core of Mark’s genius. The weight of the world, floated on a rickety raft, across a sea of melancholy".

Matt and Melissa were able to work with a team of musicians - including Alan Weatherhead, who produced Bird Machine with Matt and Melissa, Joel Hamilton who mixed the record, and Greg Calbi, who jointly mastered the final version – who had worked with Sparklehorse and cared deeply for Mark, in order to create the forthcoming album.

"The Scull of Lucia" is out now. Sparklehorse's posthumous album, Bird Machine, arrives on 8 September via ANTI- and is available to pre-order now.

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