Flat of Angles (2012) Audio
Benedict reads the 4-part story about the aftermaths of a house party written by Simon Cleary for Late Night Tales
In 2001, Fila Brazilia founded Late Night Tales while launching his debut album. His selection and style was described by GQ magazine as the “Rolls Royce of compilations.” Numerous exciting albums have been produced since then, which are available as vinyl, CD and download. Late Night Tales continuously invites the world’s best artists, to let them dive into their personal music and ultimately create their “late night” selection. The long-standing series covers selections from artists like Jamiroquai, Midlake, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Groove Armada and many other.
Each album includes an exclusive cover version from the headlining artist and a spoken story, narrated by equally exciting artists such as Will Self, Bootsy Collins, Brian Blessed and Patrick Moore. In November 2012 it was the British indie band Friendly Fires who released the 30th edition of Late Night series with their album. As a storyteller they managed to win Benedict Cumberbatch who came out as a big fan of the band.
On this album Benedict reads the first part of the story “Flat of Angles”, written by author and poet Simon Cleary. The story, told in alternating voices, covers the aftermath of a house party. Although you can not hear Benedict sing (here we can recommend you the BBC adaptation of Neverwhere with Benedict as the Angel Islington) the album provides a good way to hear Benedict in something different.
In 2013 “Flat of Angles” continued on the compilations Röyksopp and Bonobo. In May 2014 Django Django will be released which covers the finale part of the story.
There is only one thing left to say: Late Night Tales are music and stories that are worth staying up late.