Oliver Coates and Laurie Tompkins team up for twisted new avant-classical album Ample Profanity



“A deviant, punkish avant-classical composition hallucinated and expectorated by two prodigious talents.”

Radiohead collaborator and cellist Oliver Coates has joined forces with avant-classical composer Laurie Tompkins for a new collaborative album called Ample Profanity.

Out 29th June on Tompkins’s Slip imprint, the LP marks the first proper collaboration between the two experimental upstarts and promises “a let-it-all-out session of deviant, punkish avant-classical composition,” according to the press release.

Tompkins composes on keys, tapes and samples, while Coates commands the cello and both artists sing an album that is “beautiful, funny and f*cked up in equally satisfying measures.”

Pre-order a copy of Ample Profanity here, listen to ‘Lime Rugis’ and check out the tracklist below.


1. Sniffin Samgh

2. Peejayargh

3. RP Beal

4. Lime Rugis

5. Charterhouse Vinci

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