The Pocket Gods have won the official Guinness World Record for most tracks on an album for their recent album “500X30 Morse Code Days In Lockdown”, which contains 446 tracks all around 30 seconds long protesting further lockdown measures
00X30 Morse Code Days In Lockdown
Cult indie band The Pocket Gods have gained the official Guinness World Record for most tracks on an album for their recent album 500X30 Morse Code Days In Lockdown, which was 446 tracks all around 30 seconds long, as a protest against possible further lockdowns in England.
Each day of lockdown from March 23 2020 to June 21 2021 (the original end date of restrictions) has been converted into morse code and then transposed into music for the piano.
Mental Health Issues During Lockdown
The album is dedicated to all those who has suffered from mental health issues during lockdown. Pocket Gods’ frontman Mark Christopher Lee has suffered himself having had treatment for PTSD delayed due to lockdown.
He states: “I know that some have enjoyed the lockdown, many of those fortunate to be furloughed but for many and especially for those with mental health conditions it has been a long sentence and has led to increased anxiety, panic attacks and suicide attempts. I hope that we don’t get any further lockdowns this winter.”
Lee’s mental health issues which culminated in a failed suicide attempt have been documented in the ban’s film – Weird: The Life And Times Of A Pocket God – which is out now on Amazon Prime. The film also explores the bands highs and lows over 20 years including near misses with fame – being discovered by the late John Peel shortly before his death.
The album also contains hidden messages for those with time and enthusiasm for deciphering it. 10 tracks have been included in this promo but to hear the whole album go to: https://soundcloud.com/nubmusicuk/sets/morse-code
The band, who were discovered by the late John Peel and recently championed by the likes of Tom Robinson from BBC 6 Music, will also release their new and 73rd album: The Difficult 73rd Album.
That difficult third album is a well-versed rock and roll cliche – think Oasis, REM, Big Star and Razorlight to name a few. A rock and cliche maybe, but St Albans’ indie pop band The Pocket Gods have taken this to another level with their difficult 73rd album, after 22 years of genre hopping madness.
The band’s previous albums of 30 second tracks have gained them official Guinness World Records for most tracks on a digital album and this one smashes their previous record of 300 by some way!
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