Some friends of mine, Andy Whitaker and Oz Cooper, have a new album out now. Released in November 2014, the album is intriguingly called “ALBUM” and the band is called “SOUP”. Influences and sounds ranging from psychedelic to indie, pop, and heartfelt emotion are all on the album. From the first track, “Colour Coded”, with it’s eastern intro, to just an acoustic guitar, synths, the album has it all. It’s well worth a listen. The album cover is intriguing too. A few of us were invited to a photoshoot for the cover pic, and were asked to bring along out favourite album covers. So, while you listen to “Album”, you can play a “guess the cover” game…..!!!
Here’s my remix for Banco de Gaia’s All Sleeping EP – out now on Disco Gecko Recordings via Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes etc. Here’s what the man himself has to say about the EP…
“It seems only fitting that as summer slips into fall, I release this ode to rest and relaxation.
The ‘All Sleeping’ EP features the original track, which is blessed with flutes from Tim Wheater and violas from Patrick Dunn, plus three additional remixes.
The high priests of Sacred Bass, Desert Dwellers, provide a jittery yet soothing mix, while Mistrust’s electronica musings darken the original mood. Finally Hibernation lifts us back into a sweet space with a solid downtempo mix, sealed by the additional bass.”
Just read this article on the BBC News website about how the future of music is changing
“We all know what the alleged future of music will look like. The record industry will be reduced to a smouldering ruin, the album replaced by endless individual songs and music rendered pretty much worthless by the fact that it’s universally free.”
There are more and more musicians – like myself – who are abandoning making a physical product and putting their music out for free. However, I hope that some people are still going to make a record or a CD and that I’ll still be able to go into my local record store and handle a physical product instead of downloading some artwork on to my pc.