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East India Youth - Total Strife Forever FLAC album

Performer: East India Youth
Genre: Electronic
Title: Total Strife Forever
Country: Australia
Released: 2014
Style: Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1168 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1628 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1774 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 143
Other Formats: DMF MPC ADX ASF MP2 MP3 AAC

Total Strife Forever is breathtaking. It might get tough sometimes, lonely and desolate even, but Doyle’s catharsis will hoist you by the bootstraps into lusher pastures. 80. What really sets Total Strife Forever apart is Doyle’s vocal ability.

Album · 2014 · 11 Songs. Recorded mostly at home over three years, William Doyle’s debut album as East India Youth is rich with electronic serenades and seances alike. On Hinterland, Doyle also proves his knack for uptempo dance missives. Smooth and stately yet pulsing throughout with computerised textures, these soundtrack-like pieces pay no mind to the tyranny of genre limitations. Total Strife Forever East India Youth.

Total Strife Forever I Lyrics. Total Strife Forever I" Track Info. 1. Glitter Recession. 2. Total Strife Forever I. 3. Dripping Down. 6. Total Strife Forever II. 7. Looking for Someone.

On William Doyle’s debut record as East India Youth, he brings traditional songwriting craft and singing learned while fronting Doyle & The Fourfathers, a bookish indie group that were hotly tipped, then failed. Read interviews with Doyle and the implication is that he lost faith in guitars, and the ability to adequately express himself through rock music. Sounds composed alone on computers and gadgets became more interesting to him, and he looked particularly to Brian Eno to help understand how to bring emotion to music created on the cold interface of a laptop keyboard.

Total Strife Forever III, 04:43. Total Strife Forever IV, 04:25.

William Doyle aka East India Youth paints with a musical palette drawn from a the widest possible range of sonic colours. His record "Total Strife Forever" (a play on words on the Foals 2010 LP) sees the London-based experimental producer, songwriter and singer, encompassing electronica, techno, shoegaze and dream pop. He does this with such panache that at time this album is breath-taking in both its scope and beauty. In terms of influences for Doyle you could pool any names from Kraftwerk, 808 State to Steve Reich and Phillip Glass. Total Strife Forever is one of those rare beasts a debut album that arrives fully formed and leaving you scratching your head quite how Doyle has pulled this off. The Guardian has described Doyle as a James Blake character "you don't want to grab by the scruff of the neck and pack off to national service".

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East India Youth needs to give himself a hearty pat on the back. He deserves it. Total Strife Forever is breathtaking. Delilah Montagu is picking up the baton from Carole King and Joni Mitchell to create timeless coming-of-age pop. 21 June 2019. Pinky Pinky are pushing past scene culture.


LP-A1 Glitter Recession
LP-A2 Total Strife Forever I
LP-A3 Dripping Down
LP-B1 Hinterland
LP-B2 Heaven, How Long
LP-B3 Total Strife Forever II
LP-C1 Looking For Someone
LP-C2 Midnight Koto
LP-C3 Total Strife Forever III
LP-D1 Song For A Granular Piano
LP-D2 Total Strife Forever IV
CD-1 Glitter Recession 4:20
CD-2 Total Strife Forever I 6:35
CD-3 Dripping Down 4:11
CD-4 Hinterland 6:17
CD-5 Heaven, How Long 6:10
CD-6 Total Strife Forever II 2:55
CD-7 Looking For Someone 4:16
CD-8 Midnight Koto 3:14
CD-9 Total Strife Forever III 4:41
CD-10 Song For A Granular Piano 4:02
CD-11 Total Strife Forever IV 4:25

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – East India Youth
  • Copyright (c) – East India Youth
  • Copyright (c) – Stolen Recordings
  • Licensed To – Stolen Recordings
  • Published By – 4AD Songs
  • Published By – Beggars Music
  • Mastered At – Swift Mastering
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 113761E


  • Mastered By – Alex Balzama
  • Painting [Painting Courtesy Of] – Tida Bradshaw
  • Sleeve [Sleeve Design] – Kohhei Matsuda
  • Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – William Doyle


Gatefold sleeve, CD in clear plastic wallet.

Recorded in bedrooms between November 2010 & July 2013.

℗ 2014 East India Youth © 2014 East India Youth / Stolen Recordings.
Under exclusive license to Stolen Recordings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 065002 036377
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5065002036377
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): SR073LP-A 113761E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): SR073LP-B 113761E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): SR073LP-C 113761E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped): SR073LP-D 113761E4/A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RCON017CD East India Youth Total Strife Forever ‎(CD, Album) Remote Control RCON017CD Australia 2014
SR073LP East India Youth Total Strife Forever ‎(2xLP + 2xCD) Stolen Recordings SR073LP UK & Europe 2014
SR073PROMO East India Youth Total Strife Forever ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Stolen Recordings SR073PROMO UK & Europe 2013
SR073, SR073B East India Youth Total Strife Forever ‎(CD, Album + CD) Stolen Recordings, Stolen Recordings SR073, SR073B UK & Europe 2014
SR073 East India Youth Total Strife Forever ‎(CD, Album) Stolen Recordings SR073 UK & Europe 2014