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The Late David Turpin rises again on September 13, 2013, with a new album, We Belong Dead , on CD and Digital Download.

A contemporary gothic micro-odyssey that twins themes of love and romance with imaginary folk narratives of human extinction and the return of the animal, We Belong Dead  operates somewhere at the intersection of Laurie Anderson and Hans Christian Andersen.  Recorded over three years, the album features contributions from a galaxy of collaborators, including co-producers Stephen Shannon (Strands, Adrian Crowley) and Hunter-Gatherer, guitarists Conor J. O'Brien (Villagers) and Colin Boylan (Bouts), violinist Cora Venus Lunny and vocalist Cathy Davey (who duets with a live donkey on the song "Like Bird and Beast").

We Belong Dead  includes the singles "The Hotel" and "Cloud", and also features the acclaimed filamentous biomaterial love hymn "Fur", previously heard on the Top Ten album Oscar the Hypno-dog , released in December 2012 in aid of Dogs in Distress.

We Belong Dead track-list: 

Ecclesiastes 3:19;  The Hotel;  A Warning to the Curious;  Bear of a Star;  Fur;  Howl;  Never to be Found Again;  Garland;  That's What Tears are For;  Like Bird and Beast (feat. Cathy Davey);  Cloud;  The Man Suit;  Fossils;  Deer Fable (feat. Cathy Davey and Hunter-Gatherer);  Human Hair/Prelude to "The Man I Love";  The Ballad of Essential Difference;  The Anaesthetist