The Dissection: Arab Strap’s Philophobia
The Dissection returns to Summerhall, a series of music and conversation dedicated to exploring classic Scottish albums with the people who made them.
Under the microscope this time is Arab Strap’s seminal 1998 album Philophobia. Aidan Moffatt and Malcolm Middleton will be in conversation discussing the making of the album, where it sits within Arab Strap’s body of work, and to play a few songs from it in an intimate, stripped back setting.
Philophobia was named the 17th best album of 1998 by NME, and made it into Fact magazine’s 100 best albums of the 1990s. Upon its reissue in 2010, Drowned In Sound called it a “wonderfully honest, painful record.”
The Dissection is made possible with funding from Creative Scotland.