Our old pal and one-time Wurlitzer Jukebox and Liquefaction Empire label-mate John Brenton has just released a lovely compilation spanning 20 years of his output. Recording variously as Metrotone, Ojn, Southville, Tonfedd Oren and Landshipping, the collection also includes this spoken word track we made together (on 4-track cassette!) waaayyy back in the day….
Our pal Tim Maps & Diagrams has put together a lovely kosmiche-inspired mix for Headphone Commute, very kindly featuring one of our tracks and another by Robin. It’s been gently tickling our ears, we’re sure it will do the same for yours.
We’re big fans of Christina Vantzou, she’s something of a creative powerhouse. We remixed a track from her No1 album a couple of years ago.
She’s created a website of graphic scores and asked us to contribute something, which of course we were delighted to do. You can see ours and a host of others, as well as listening to interpretations, by following this easily click-able link:
We have to confess to feeling mighty chuffed about making it onto this list, not least because of the luminaries we seem to be holding company with. Thanks to John Twells and Joe Muggs, also for reminding us of a ton of stuff we need to dig out of our respective crates to listen to!
“Isan are one of those quiet acts, not one of the first most people would name, but whose sounds were actually kind of ubiquitous back in the day. Like Plone, the Essex duo were on the hairslides-and-satchels indietronica side of things, aligned with bands like Piano Magic, Seefeel and The Notwist more than with Aphex and Squarepusher – but the rippling loveliness of their tracks has a very special kind of bedroom-Eno high-tech tranquility. They’re still going, and were even seen remixing Clouds on Deep Medi back in 2010.”
And yes, we are definitely still going!