Library Book Of The World
Nobacon raises the rogue flag and sets the sails aflame with a rousing set of riot-folk and heretical sea shanties.
Avast!, ye merchants of despair, ye captains of industry, ye free-market colonialists! There’s a fearsome mistral kicking up the sails, a gale that carries spectral voices from the edge of civilization, a tempest that will sow your ruin! Danbert Nobacon hears the insurrectionist call that the winds bring, and considers it a directive. A captain on an outlaw ship, a Magellan in a sea of manufactured dissent, on Library Book Of The World Nobacon raises the rogue flag and sets the sails aflame with a rousing set of riot-folk and heretical sea shanties.
Library Book Of The World catapults Nobacon into uncharted seas armed with all the tools of his trade, as longstanding member of the infamous anarchist collective Chumbawamba, and discovering new tricks along the way. Channeling the revolutionary fire of a proud lineage of conscientious agitators, Nobacon describes his role on the album as that of a “psychic medium plugged into the mainline of human history, hearing voices from present ghouls and future ghosts as well.” The result is both a self-contained manifesto and a companion to Smart Lies, Secret Wars and Rock 'n' Roll, a history and current affairs book Nobacon is currently writing.
On Library Book Of The World, his first solo album in over two decades, Nobacon dredged up a motley crew of shipmates in the Pine Valley Cosmonauts and embarked on a long-distance voyage through the wreckage of history, setting a course for a future in which contemporary society crumbles about us. The veritable rogue’s gallery that is the Pine Valley Cosmonauts—old friends and fellow pint-hoisters Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers), Alan Doughty (Jesus Jones, Waco Brothers), multi-instrumenalist John Rice, drummer Dan Massey and accordionist Pat Brennan—joins Nobacon to kick up menacing refrains, ushering in the extinction of heedless environmental degradation and the multi-tentacled kraken of globalism.
Nobacon is the mad captain at the helm, wielding an oil can in one hand and a lighted match in the other, hearing the sea change coming in the wind.