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The Magnificent Tape Band

The Subtle Art of Distraction

ATA Records


Released: 25th May 2018



Released: 25th May 2018


rich and deep, this fabulous project creates an evocative tapestry of sound that pulls together psychedelic soul with British library music to create a distinctly dramatic sounding record.

Recorded entirely on vintage analogue recording equipment packed into a disused garage in Leeds, the LP features the vocal talents of Gospel-Inspired soul singer Rachel Modest. and what a voice! she takes inspiration from artists such as Madeleine Bell, Dee Dee Warwick, Dusty Springfield and at times delivers a performance that resembles the falsetto of The Delfonics William Hart. "The Subtle Art Of Distraction" immediately brings to mind the more experimental psychedelic soul records of the late 60s/early seventies by incorporating driving clavinet, loping drums, swirling organ and Mellotron alongside Modest's ethereal vocals.

The Subtle Art of Distraction


  1. Let the Church Say (feat. Rachel Modest)
  2. Danger
  3. When I Saw You (feat. Rachel Modest)
  4. Requiem (feat. Rachel Modest)
  5. Heading Towards Catastrophe (feat. Rachel Modest)
  6. Not That Kind of Woman (feat. Rachel Modest)
  7. Black Tiger (feat. Rachel Modest)
  8. Pantomime (feat. Rachel Modest)