Who's Most Lost?


One might be tempted to use terms like ‘post-pop’, ‘art-pop’, ‘avant-pop’, ‘alt-pop’, ‘ambient-pop’, ‘experimental’ or ‘alternative’, and to cite the influence of artists such as Laurie Anderson, David Sylvian, and (particularly) late period Talk Talk (Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock), but Arcades have created their own moving and quietly unsettling sonic world. Trained as composers and having played in bands, David and Dugal are inquisitive, sonically omnivorous musical artists who freely cross borders between music and sound art.

All tracks recorded, arranged, and mixed by David Prior, except:
Track 2 recorded and arranged by Dugal McKinnon, main vocal recorded by David Prior, mixed by Dugal McKinnon and David Prior
Main vocals on tracks 4, 6, & 7 recorded by Dugal McKinnon
Track 12 recorded and arranged by Dugal McKinnon, mixed by Dugal McKinnon and David Prior
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge Mastering, Twickenham, UK
Photography by David Prior
Designed by Arcades & UnkleFranc

Released: 14 October 2011
Catalogue: RAT-D026

Perhaps more than any other record label in New Zealand, Rattle has a reputation for releasing albums that eschew easy categorisation, albums that are often genre-crossing if not genre-defying. The subverted 'pop sensibility' of Who’s Most Lost? sits perfectly with Rattle's penchant for music that follows its own compass. The pieces have their own distinct magnetisms, and the musical map being charted by the group has a very welcome home at Rattle.



Music by David Prior (tracks 1, 3-8, 10-13) and Dugal McKinnon (tracks 2 & 9)
Lyrics by Dugal McKinnon
Main vocals by David Prior (tracks 2, 3-8) and Dugal McKinnon (tracks 2, 9 & 10)
Instruments and programming by David Prior except:
Dugal McKinnon – programming (2, 12), guitar (12), drunken strings (9), backing vocal (4)
Arnold Marinissen – drums / percussion (3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), saw (5, 9)
Urs Signer – clarinet & bass clarinet (6, 7)
Ella Turk-Richards – backing vocal (1, 4, 7, 8)
Portia Winters – backing vocal (1, 7, 8)
Aimee Page – backing vocal (8)
Mick Green – tenor sax (3)
John Matthias – ‘banjo’ guitar (3), violin (6)
Norman Meehan – piano (2)
Paul Swoger-Ruston – electric guitar (9)