Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (sealed UK import)


Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is the sixth studio album by English rock band Arctic Monkeys, released on 11 May 2018 by Domino Recording Company. It was written by band frontman Alex Turner in 2016 on a Steinway Vertegrand piano in his Los Angeles home. It was produced in Los Angeles, Paris and London by frequent Arctic Monkeys collaborator James Ford and Turner, alongside a wide array of guest musicians including Tom RowleyLoren HumphreyJames RightonZach DawesTyler Parkford and Cam Avery. Turner designed the album artwork himself, which depicts the resort with cardboard cut-outs and a tape recorder. Its title refers to Tranquility Base, the site of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is a major departure from the band’s previous guitar-heavy work, being less accessible than its internationally successful predecessor, AM (2013). It features a rich sound that embodies psychedelic poplounge popspace pop, and glam rock, as well as elements of jazz. It also draws influence from soulprogressive rockfunkFrench pop and film soundtracks of the 1960s. Instrumentally, it incorporates vintage synthesisers and keyboards, including organs, pianos, harpsichords and the dolceola, as well as the OrchestronFarfisa and RMI RocksichordBaritone and lap steel guitars are introduced by the band on multiple tracks, in addition to the electric and acoustic guitars typically used by the band, as well as a variety of percussion instruments, including rotary timpani and vibraphones. Its lyrical content draws heavily from science fiction and film, exploring consumerismpoliticsreligion and technology through the concept of a luxury resort on the Moon told from the perspective of various characters, such as the singer in the in-house band on “Star Treatment” or the hotel’s receptionist on the title track. Despite its stylistic deviation polarising listeners, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was released to generally positive reviews and was named the best album of 2018 by Q magazine

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