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Arab Strap - The Red Thread FLAC album

Performer: Arab Strap
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: The Red Thread
Country: UK
Released: 2001
Style: Downtempo, Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1269 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1832 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1728 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 200

The Red Thread (Arab Strap album). The Red Thread is the fourth studio album by Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap, released on 26 February 2001 by Chemikal Underground. Official Arab Strap discography.

Red Thread may refer to: Red thread of fate, an East Asian mythological belief. In Greek mythology, Theseus rescued himself out of the labyrinth of Minotaur by following a red thread, given to him by Ariadne. The Red Thread (Arab Strap album), 2001. The Red Thread (Lucy Kaplansky album), 2004. Red Thread Games, a Norwegian vigeo game developer. Akai Ito (video game), literally Red Thread, a Japanese video game. Akai Ito (TV series), a 2008–2009 Japanese television drama.

This album is great! I hope Arab Strap record more music! All songs are good and the lyrics are the best. An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.

The Red Thread is the fourth studio album, and fifth altogether by Arab Strap, released in 2001. It's an Eastern belief that you're connected to your life partner by an invisible red thread and by that you will always find each other. It works both as a romantic thing and a comfort just in case it all goes wrong because you've still not followed the thread Track listing.

The Red Thread is the fourth studio album by Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap, released on 26 February 2001 by Chemikal Underground.

With Arab Strap, it could be a euphemism for a mild strain of STD, an infection that connects Moffat with all his sexual partners. But ‘The Red Thread’ is a frequently beautiful record, as dark and twisted and funny as anything the band have ever produced. And slowly, after many listens, events fall into focus. Middleton’s funereal accompaniment, spartan and cautious like a smackhead trying to play Van Halen solos while wearing oven gloves (‘The Long Sea’), often pretty and inventive (‘Love Detective’), still sounds unfinished without Moffat’s poetic drawl. All tracks written by Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton. The Red Thread (De Rode Draad in Dutch) is an advocacy-support group for prostitutes in the Netherlands. The group aims to bring legitimacy to the prostitution industry by seeking regulation via labour and employment laws and by working against the stigmatization of prostitutes, considering prostitution a valid choice.

The Red Thread’ is the 4th album by the Scottish experimental indie band ‘Arab Strap’. They have been known for their dark music and sordid lyrics, and this album does not differ. This stunning first track ‘Amor Veneris’, is easily one of the finest songs the band have ever written. It’s a beautiful mix of fragile guitar picking and high-pitched piano. One thing I have always loved about Arab Strap is the mood they create in their songs, but listening to ‘Amor Veneris’ it was clear to me that they had outdone themselves.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Amor Veneris
Piano – Barry Burns
2 Last Orders 4:56
3 Scenery 5:05
4 The Devil-Tips 5:48
5 The Long Sea 7:10
6 Love Detective 3:59
7 Infrared 6:11
8 Screaming In The Trees 6:07
9 Haunt Me 5:40
10 Turbulence 8:13


  • Artwork [Devil-tips] – Gavin Moffat
  • Layout – Adam Piggot
  • Mastered By – Dave Turner
  • Painting [Front Cover Numerical Painting] – M. P. Moffat
  • Performer [With] – Adele Bethel, David Gow, Gary Miller
  • Recorded By, Engineer – Andy Miller (tracks: 5, 7), Geoff Allan (tracks: 1 to 4, 8, 9), Jason Famous (tracks: 6, 10)
  • Strings – Calum Maclean, Geoff Allan
  • Written-By, Performer – Aidan Moffat, Malcolm Middleton


℗ 2001 Chemikal Underground Ltd.
© 2001 PIAS France.
License PIAS France.

1 to 4, 8 & 9 recorded at Cava Sound Workshops.
6 & 10 recorded at Apollo Recording.
5 & 7 recorded at Chem 19.
Mastered at Heathmans.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 413356 786323
  • Rights Society: sabam/biem
  • Matrix / Runout: Manufactured by Optimal Media Production A144239-01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHEM050CD Arab Strap The Red Thread ‎(CD, Album) Chemikal Underground CHEM050CD UK 2001
TFCK-87246 Arab Strap The Red Thread (+2) ‎(CD) Toy's Factory TFCK-87246 Japan 2001
none Arab Strap The Red Thread ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) PIAS France none Europe 2001
CHEM050CD, RTD 129.3749.2 Arab Strap The Red Thread ‎(CD, Album) Chemikal Underground Records, Zomba Records CHEM050CD, RTD 129.3749.2 Germany 2001
URA037 Arab Strap The Red Thread ‎(CD, Album) Spunk URA037 Australia 2001