John Foxx

Bombay Bicycle Club

Saint Etienne

Erasure

Lana Del Rey

MiSTOA POLTSA

Holly Johnson

Altar Flowers

The Heartbreaks

DENA

The Happy Soul

NYPC

Charlotte OC

Ten Mouth Electron

ILL

Mountain Song

English Heretic

East India Youth

Goldblade

The Yossarians

Locean

The Lone Taxidermist

The Quietus

Recording English Heretic for ‘Minor Characters’

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Another day, another unnerving journey into the outer fringes of literature. Spent an enjoyable session last Friday in Parr Street Studios banging toms, acting out an imaginary sacrificial ritual and listening to English Heretic intone a Lovecraftian myth of the the post-apocalyptic future. Then we went for a nice tea round the corner.

If you’re not acquainted with English Heretic’s work, go and look him up here: http://englishheretic.blogspot.co.uk/

Overall, Minor Characters is shaping up to be a dark and heady brew. More to come from The Lone Taxidermist, Forest Swords, East India Youth and Luke Abbot.

 

 

The Quietus & Arts Council UK ‘Minor Characters’ project

Over June and July, I’m going to be producing some of this, at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool.

http://thequietus.com/articles/15270-liverpool-international-music-festival-minor-characters

The acts involved have all been asked to come up with a song or piece of music inspired by a minor character from fiction. I’m going to be recording and mixing about half of it, and doing a bit of organising and helping out with the rest.

Have been doing pre-prod for a while, and demos and snippets heard so far are very exciting. Can’t say too much right now, but here’s a photo of me and John Doran doing some highly industrious work with The Lone Taxidermist. As you can see, he’s made a large pot of tea and had his head converted into a Theremin; there’s no doubting that level of commitment.

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East India Youth – Heaven How Long – Oh The Gilt Remix

East India Youth’s brilliant Hostel EP was the first release on The Quietus’s record label, and myself and Quietus editor John Doran, in our guise as Oh The Gilt did this remix for it.

An absolute joy to work on, great song, and a fantastic vocal performance. Lots of foley on this too, with the rain and all the weird metallic sounds being created in my flat.

In my mix room, I’ve got a TV over to the left of where I sit, that I can just about see out of the corner of my eye. I had Blade Runner on with the sound down while I mixed this one. Only realised later how appropriate it was, what with the rain and the general moodiness.

http://boomkat.com/vinyl/664103-east-india-youth-hostel-ep

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