Empire of Potential

by Anton Barbeau

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    "Empire Of Potential distills twenty years of lightly lysergic, hook-peppered, power pop into one package of eighteen insistent earworms, all hits in a fairer and better world." - Stewart Lee
    I've added two tracks to the Empire bag... the ep mix of "Plastic Guitar" and the Will Ant For Frond version of "I Don't Like You." Swell!
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Stewart Lee, writing for the Sunday Times:

Anton Barbeau is one of those cult figures whose vast catalogue intimidates the merely curious.

Helpfully, Empire Of Potential distils twenty years of lightly lysergic, hook-peppered, power pop into one package of eighteen insistent earworms, all hits in a fairer and better world.

While fans will spot favourite omissions, like 2003’s scorching King Of Missouri, Barbeau’s sequenced a sampler that plays like a proper platter, including his viral Youtube hit Automatic Door.

File in the buried treasure bin alongside XTC, Robyn Hitchcock, Julian Cope and The Bevis Frond.

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released April 24, 2011

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Anton Barbeau Berlin, Germany

Anton Barbeau plays "pre-apocalyptic psychedelic pop." He's a Taurus, born in Sacramento and now living by a canal in Berlin. He's made something like 30 albums and has worked with members of XTC, The Soft Boys, the Bevis Frond, Cake, the Loud Family, Elf Power and
the Corner Laughers. Julian Cope got him stoned in Croydon once. His new album, Manbird, ain't bad at all.
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