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Format: CD
Label: IMT
Rel. Date: 11/27/2020
UPC: 5024545909128

How Can I Help You When You Don't Want To Help Yourself
Artist: Gareth Sager
Format: CD

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Gareth Sager is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer from Edinburgh and the founding member of post-punk provocateurs The Pop Group, avant-garde jazz / art pop collective Rip Rig & Panic and the unruly Bristol-rooted rock group Head. An industrious collaborator and a prolific solo artist in his own right, Sager has been an unremittingly restless and versatile force in the post-punk era and beyond, throughout a dynamic career of confounding originality. As a vital presence, both in The Pop Group's original incarnation and in their subsequent reformation, Sager remains a principal foundation in one of post-punk's most relentlessly evolutionary and antagonistic groups. His uninhibited approach to instrumentation as a lifelong pianist, guitarist, saxophonist and clarinettist as well as his astute use of electronics in recent material continues to inspirit the bands momentous radicalism. Sager follows his 'Creeping Bent Triptych' of albums with a new album collection of avant-rock dubs, How Can I Help You When You Don't Want To Help Yourself. Track 1 features Fire Engines/The Nectarine No9/Sexual Objects vocalist Davy Henderson on vocals, All You Put Me Through will be released as a single and video (directed by long-time Sager cohort Jonathan Seal).