Sunday, 23 March 2014

it's SPRING - so time to get out your Victoria and Jacob records

yup - it's perfect for a relaxing spring listen, a must for fans of Lorde, Chvrches and the xx... lovely:

also, in case you missed them last year, here are all the remixes of the singles from the album, and they are FREE!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Theia Mania (Soundhog remix)

Soundhog is the main alias of North Wales resident Ben Hayes.  Having made a small name for himself as part of the 'Bastard Pop' class of 2001/2, and as a DJ of some renown for a short while, he's carried on quietly working at the fringes of the musically acceptable over the past ten years, building up a small arsenal of ropey analogue synthesizers and 1/4" tape machines in the process.  Listing everything he's done would be far too time consuming, as would his various musical outlets and other projects, so just heading over to would be a better idea for the uninitiated.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Theia Mania (Fox's Kraflaesque remix)

KRAFLA was Simon Fox (grover / world of fox) + Steve Hough (einstellung / cable regime / godflesh / grover).
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"Lovely electronica." Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1.
Extending the experimental tendencies of groverkrafla added layers of depth and instrumentation to fragile song structures and delicate melodies, mixing live instruments and electronica. A debut 7" single on Static Caravan Records was followed by an e.p. on Bearos Records and tracks on a number of compilations on different labels. 
This remix is by Simon Fox. Remixes and other projects are always considered.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Theia Mania (Fox acoustic remix)

Simon Fox is an acoustic meddler, with work ranging from traditional folk songs to more challenging sonic experiments. Since disbanding grover, Simon has quietened down, trading sweeping guitar theatrics for more intimate, acoustic-led songwriting. The songs, performed under various fox monikers, show a more personal, reflective side, with deceptively rich arrangements, a disarming wit and a flair for creating intimate moods. 
The debut fox release, the first rule of comedy by lonesome fox was released in december 2007 on bearos records. a host of fox singles and exclusive compilation tracks are available on where it's at is where you are records, and the debut solo album, everything is for the best by world of fox on commercially inviable records. In 2010, world of fox released one free cover of an '80s song each month as part of the respect project and the whole thing was released on where it's at is where you are records at midnight on new year's eve 2011. The latest album, borrowed times, will be released summer 2013 on commercially inviable records.

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oh, and you can get respect here too:

Friday, 16 August 2013

Theia Mania (Hardy Tree remix)

The Hardy Tree is the musical alter ego of illustrator Frances Castle who runs the Clay Pipe Music record label.Back in 2010 The Hardy Tree made an album of songs and wobbly instrumentals and  called ‘The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath’ inspired by Frances’ London neighbourhood both past and present, the album was played by both Jarvis Cocker and Stuart Maconie and the two hand made editions sold out quickly. Since then The Hardy Tree has been on hiatus and Frances has concentrated on her label - putting other peoples records out, notably Darren Hayman’s ‘Lido’ and Jon Brook’s ‘Shapwick’. However over the last couple of months The Hardy Tree has started to grind into action again, and at some point there my be another record, but for now there is this remix. The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath can be downloaded here: Pipe Music is here:

Tasty review

"Album highlights are found in ‘Festival’; a joyous dance-along track made for summer bonfires; ‘Desire’; a somewhat sultry and sorrowful tune on which Victoria delivers possibly her most beautiful vocal performance; and ‘Cry Baby’; a song full of synth hooks which get stuck in your head for pretty much the rest of the day. " - PERFECT!