Wednesday 31 October 2012, 13:10 | By CMU Editorial
Noel Gallagher discusses shelving Amorphous Androgynous album
Noel Gallagher has expanded on comments about the possibility of shelving plans to release an album with Future Sound Of London’s psychedelic rock offshoot Amorphous Androgynous, which he made to The Sun earlier this year. Gallagher originally announced plans for a collaborative release with Amorphous Androgynous in July last year at the same time as announcing his first Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds record. However, he says the unexpected success of that latter album took him away from the Amorphous Androgynous project, and that now “the moment has passed”.
Speaking to AV Club, Gallagher said: “I don’t think it will come out. I’m pleased with the songs. The songs that I did when I was in the studio – I’ll probably re-record them. But the moment has passed, I think. Do you know what I mean? When you have records, there’s a window before their moment passes. I’ve already moved on from that Amorphous Androgynous thing. I’ve written a bunch more songs since then, so I’m afraid, unfortunately, the success of this album killed that one. I wasn’t planning on being on tour for fifteen months”.
Noting how the Amorphous Androgynous project differed from his usual output, he continued: “It was a record that contains songs that weren’t conventional songs. It wasn’t verse-chorus-verse-chorus. They’re a bit trippy and a bit floaty. My songs, in general, they don’t really rely on the mix. They’re all written on acoustic guitar. They’re as good with me just singing them into the microphone in the style of Bob Dylan as they are with a full band. The High Flying Birds album didn’t rely on the mixes. The songs were there. But this was a record that absolutely, 100% relied on the mixes, because they weren’t songs, so to speak. They were grooves and, you know, there weren’t many chords in them. And the mixes weren’t fucking right. And unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go back in and remix it. And now I’m too fucked. I’m fucked. I’ve been on the road for fifteen months. I am fucked”.
Still, he’s never saying never, adding: “If I got in the studio next time and somebody says, ‘What about that track you did with those fucking hippies?’ I might go and listen to it and think, ‘Hmm. Well, okay’. I don’t know, but I don’t think so”.