On paper it looks a genius move having Richard Norris mix Jagwar Ma. Listening to this confirms it is.
And, brilliantly with the new album there’s loads more to come….
Pre-order ‘Howlin’ from Rough Trade and, like a friendly but naive market-stall trader, they’ll throw in an exclusive bonus CD. Totally free. You’d have bought it anyway. Idiots.
‘Jagwar Ma; The Time and Space Machine Dub Sessions’ is said bonus; 5 tracks of a-twiddlin’ n beaverin’ on the ‘Jags’ (anyone?) by Mr Norris. Blimey.
Terrific new music now from a guy I’d not come across til, well, now – Brummer.
“Pieces” is fundamentally electronic, but Brummer tempers some great machine noise with personality & a warm, almost acoustic, intimacy. Without being daft, it sounds like it was made by a musician; it’s very human. Albeit a human rescued from a SpacePrisonLab, having been kidnapped & fiddled with by inquisitive, peaceful, but mad, alien scientists.
It all whizzes by too – 3 minutes-ish a track . No indulgence or faff – just actual, playful, SpaceImpregnated, pop songs. Weird bleeps build and loop, a melody might burst in & be really familiar, only to be vaporised by huge filters or just simply drift off……
Recommend checking Brummers Soundcloud or YouTube below too; some really good stuff, not least superb remixes of Nirvana and Chemical Brothers…..
“Pieces” is a 5 track EP out this week, and available on iTunes.
Plans to stand about in a cold,wet city centre to wave briefly at a bus containing a mix of talented, not so talented, rich, very rich, unaffected, obviously very affected, young, ageing & one old man unfortunately didn’t happen today. My partner in celebration couldn’t make it as his tractor broke or something. Hopefully we’ll have another opportunity in the next 6 years….
So having finished a fruitless broadband-troubleshooting hour with my (current) supplier & about to leave the keyboard, this arrived. And it’s ace. Like being safely, warmly cocooned inside a New Order amp cabinet at Reading ’89. That one with the ‘uplifting’ tablets in. But recorded better.
Overcast Monday afternoon brightened considerably….
S.O.S from EP ‘Fault Lines’ - June 2013 – and plenty of dates upcoming too; Kendal Calling being one – see you near the front ….