Forthcoming: Elsa Hewitt – ‘The Becoming Real Trilogy’ [3xCD Boxset] – Micro Spiral Recordings / ERH Records

Elsa Hewitt - 'The Becoming Real Trilogy' [3xCD Boxset] - Micro Spiral Recordings / ERH Records

24/11/2017.

We are very pleased to announce that Micro Spiral Recordings are partnering with ERH Records to bring you Elsa Hewitt – ‘The Becoming Real Trilogy’ [3xCD Boxset].

Elsa has stunned us in 2017 with not one, not two but THREE incredible albums in the forms of ‘Cameras From Mars’, ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ and ‘Peng Variations’. Previously available individually as limited edition cassettes and digitally via Bandcamp, we now present you with the entire body of work in its intended form of a trilogy.

In 2016, the artist originally from Lewes, won the PRS Foundation Lynsey de Paul Prize for female songwriters and producers. In the same year, she joined Year 2 of the Future Bubblers talent scheme from Gilles Peterson and the Brownswood imprint.

2017 has seen Elsa gain support from many of the world’s finest tastemakers including the likes of Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music), Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp Weekly) and Lefto (Studio Brussel / Worldwide FM) as well as seeing regular support across Worldwide FM, Hoxton Radio, Resonance FM, Innov8 Radio, Hoxton FM and more. You are also very likely to discover the work of Hewitt via many a Spotify playlist.

In addition to performing and producing her own material, Elsa has also been busy remixing and collaborating with artists such as Bambooman, Femme and Gongkreeper. Look out for more reworks and collabs too…

Stage appearances and live shows are a regular feature for this artist who has played alongside Samaris, Daisuke Tanabe, Anna Meredith, Cat’s Eyes and Olivia Louvel at gigs and festivals across the UK and abroad including a set at the legendary Jazz Cafe in Camden, London.

‘The Becoming Real Trilogy’ is a journey through worlds, each one crafted from the ground up by this gifted songwriter, producer, beatmaker, musician, writer and vocalist. Across the three albums we are treated to a variety of styles that take in lo-fi, downtempo, ambient, electronica, beats and experimental. The sound is often hazy, fuzzy and warm as infectious hooks and grooves combine with atmospheric textures and Elsa’s own ethereal vocals. Across 35 tracks, we see an artist enjoying a wealth of inspiration and high creativity where their unique take on the fusion of songwriting, beat making and electronic production delivers a fresh and innovative sound all of its own.

Welcome to the world of Elsa Hewitt…

 

‘The Becoming Real Trilogy’ – Tracklisting

(i) Cameras From Mars

01. Golden Moment
02. Birthday Roof Party
03. One Day Old Today
04. Snowmilk
05. Rainbowz
06. King Of Nowhere
07. The Tenuousness
08. Everything Else
09. For My Bird
10. Snow White Lily

(ii) Dum Spiro Spero

01. Catvision
02. At Least I…
03. Breathing SpaceX
04. After Party
05. Per Aspera Ad Astra
06. Tantrum
07. Temple
08. Afternoon Painting
09. Emo Book
10. Endolphins (In The Deep)
11. KXRM
12. Things To Say
13. WingspandeX (bonus track)
14. Healing Hands (bonus track)

(iii) Peng Variations

01. Somewhere Else
02. Gravid Day
03. Novemberz
04. Intangible Beauty
05. Become Real
06. Perverse Twist
07. Talk To Us!
08. I Wish I Wasn’t Hungover…
09. Comfort Zone
10. Sink Or Swim
11. Glow Home

 

‘The Becoming Real Trilogy’ will be released via Micro Spiral Recordings X ERH Records in a 3xCD boxset.
More details and pre-order information to follow.

Cassettes and Downloads of Elsa Hewitt’s albums are available now via Bandcamp:

‘Cameras From Mars’
‘Dum Spiro Spero’
‘Peng Variations’ [Pre-order: Release Date - 08/12/17]

A ‘Best Of’ Vinyl LP featuring select tracks from all three albums is funding now via Pledge Music.

Plus, look out for a very special announcement next week…

Pilote – ‘BoxKart’ (feat. Charlie Parr) [Official Video]

BoxKart Screenshot

19/01/17

From the recent Pilote album ‘Libero’ comes the ‘blues-rave’ of ‘BoxKart’ featuring the unmistakable voice of American bluesman Charlie Parr.

Watch the video here:

Follow Pilote:

http://libero.pilotemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pilotemusique/
https://twitter.com/Pilote_Music
https://pilote-music.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/pilote-1

Charlie Parr appears courtesy of Red House Records.

http://www.charlieparr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Charlie.Parr.Music
https://twitter.com/theCharlieParr
http://charlieparrmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/parr_web
https://www.redhouserecords.com/

Video by the superb Bantam Films

http://www.bantamfilms.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bantam-Films/197619026919768
https://twitter.com/bantamfilms
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/o-zelador-a-story-of-capoeira/id635517660?mt=6

‘Libero’ is available on Micro Spiral Recordings now on LP / CD / DL / Streaming

http://microspiral.com/
https://www.facebook.com/microspiral
https://twitter.com/microspiral
https://soundcloud.com/microspiral

Huge thanks to Daren, Abi, Flynn and all the cast.

© Microspiral/OneAcre Music 2016.
℗ OneAcre Music/Domino Publishing 2016.

Scaramanga Silk – ‘Designer Scribble’ selected as a ‘Best of 2016′ Album by Steve Davis / Kavus Torabi: Interesting Alternative Show – 09.01.17 Phoenix FM | The Soap Company Top 50 Albums of 2016 | Top Album Covers of 2016

The Best Of 2016

10/01/17

2016 saw Micro Spiral release the debut album by the artist we first signed, Scaramanga Silk.
‘Designer Scribble’ was released in September 2016 and is a ten track journey across electronic and experimental lands. It has recently attracted some attention in those heralded ‘End Of Year’ lists…

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‘Designer Scribble’ – ‘A Best of 2016′ Album for Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

steve davis kavus torabi interesting alternative show phoenix fm

Scaramanga Silk’s debut album ‘Designer Scribble’ was selected as a ‘Best of 2016′ Album by DJ Steve Davis alongside DJ Kavus Torabi on their Interesting Alternative Radio Show on Phoenix FM on Monday 9th January, 2017.

Within the radio show, the track ‘Macrynimyze’ was featured. Steve previously described the track as ‘Squarepusher and Funkadelic with a bit of hip-hop…’

Listen back to the superb show to hear Steve and Kavus’ best albums of 2016 (pt2) here:

Big thanks to Steve, Kavus, Interesting Alternative Show, Phoenix FM and Mixcloud.

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‘Designer Scribble’ – ‘A Favourite of 2016′ Album for The Soap Company

The Soap Company

The Soap Company has been delivering sublime monthly selections of new music for some time now. These really are an invaluable guide to what is happening across all genres.

From an incredible 3,300 new albums listened to in 2016, The Soap Company created their ‘Favourite 50 Albums of 2016′. The list contains incredible records from across the musical spectrum (No.1 Entry Josef Leimberg – ‘Astral Progressions’ on World Galaxy is a total gem). Within the selection at No.46 is ‘Designer Scribble’ by our very own Scaramanga Silk.

Check out the fantastic Top 50 Albums here:
http://www.the-soap.co/1999/12/2016-our-favourite-50-albums.html

Huge thanks and respect to The Soap Company.

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‘Designer Scribble’ – ‘A Top Artwork Cover 2016′ for Review Reviews

Top Album Covers of 2016

The cover artwork for ‘Designer Scribble’ is by the gifted Konx-om-Pax (Planet Mu / http://displaycopy.net/) and was created based on a concept inspired by Frank Auerbach.

Scaramanga Silk - 'Designer Scribble' cover artwork by Konx-Om-Pax

The Taiwan based site Review Reviews recently included the ‘Designer Scribble’ Album Cover in their ‘Top Artwork Of Covers 2016′ list. There are some stunning pieces of artwork which are incredible pieces of art in their own right in this selection.

Visit Review Reviews to check out the superb album covers of 2016:
http://reviewreviewsm.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/2016-top-artwork-of-covers-2016.html

Many thanks to all at Review Reviews.
Huge respect and thanks to the mighty Tom Konx-om-Pax.

Pilote – ‘Clover’ played on Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio, BBC6 Music, 11.12.16

Pilote - Libero - Album Cover

12/12/16

Many thanks to Don Letts for the Pilote airplay on his ‘Culture Clash Radio’ Show, BBC Radio 6 Music show last night. Track played was album opener ‘Clover’ and it closed the show.

Listen to the show again here -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084p0h7

Taken from the new album ‘Libero’ released 25/11/16.

Album available from:

Micro Spiral Store: http://microspiral.com/shop/

Bandcamp: http://pilote-music.bandcamp.com/album/libero

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/PiloteLibero

Boomkat: https://boomkat.com/products/libero-87aeb9c1-eb81-430c-b595-fb5ac4085ac4

Norman Records: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/162132-pilote-libero

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/5sLo6NtqNokGrEJWQCZUED?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Juno Records: http://www.juno.co.uk/search/?q%5Ball%5D%5B%5D=pilote+libero&hide_forthcoming=0

More from Pilote here: http://libero.pilotemusic.com/

Steve Davis plays Scaramanga Silk – ‘Macrynimyze’ at DJ Mag Live (10.11.16)

steve davis kavus torabi dj mag live

28/11/16

Watch Snooker Legend and DJ, Steve Davis spin Scaramanga Silk – ‘Macrynimyze’ at DJ Mag Live alongside Kavus Torabi (on Thursday 10th November, 2016). Wait for the drops… (The boys ‘ave it!)

And unsurprisingly, Steve was rather nifty at cueing up the record… (thanks Kin;Aesthetic)

Shout to Steve, Kavus, DJ Mag, DJ Mag Live, Facebook and Facebook Live

Check the entire killer DJ set from Steve and Kavus here:

https://www.facebook.com/djmagazine/videos/10154581412038796/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

Or here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLZ8qmF7rt0

Scaramanga Silk – ‘Macrynimyze’ played by Steve Davis / Kavus Torabi: Interesting Alternative Show – 07.11.16, Phoenix FM

steve davis kavus torabi interesting alternative show phoenix fm

28/11/16

Scaramanga Silk – ‘Macrynimyze’ was played by DJ Steve Davis alongside DJ Kavus Torabi on their Interesting Alternative Radio Show on Phoenix FM on Monday 7th November, 2016.

Steve described the track as ‘Squarepusher and Funkadelic with a bit of hip-hop…’

Listen back to the excellent and delightful show in full here:

https://www.mixcloud.com/interestingalternative/2016-11-07kavussteve//

Big thanks to Steve, Kavus, Interesting Alternative Show, Phoenix FM and Mixcloud.

Out today: Pilote – ‘Libero’ album

Pilote - Libero - Album Cover

25/11/16

Esteemed producer Stuart Cullen returns with ‘Libero’, the 7th album under his Pilote moniker. Following on from 2013’s well received LP ‘The Slowdown’, this time Mr Cullen breaks out his songwriting skills to add to the mix of traditional folk stylings and more contemporary electronic production, and drafts in a range of vocalists to bring the record to life.

Over nine tracks, the album blends lilting waltzes and driving blues to startling effect. The hypnotic album opener ‘Clover’ leads into the ‘blues-rave’ of ‘BoxKart’ featuring the unmistakable voice of American bluesman Charlie Parr. Re-worked from an old instrumental, ’The Ballad of Titus Bramble’ then tells a surreal, existential tale of love in a time of woe. The trad bluegrass tune ‘Train On The Island’ is re-imagined as a beautiful waltz, with Tom Holder, roped in from Bristol scallywags ‘The Railway Sleepers’, providing lead vocals. Jo Nye then adds some sass on ‘The 45’, a paean to the 7” single. The mercurial Clemency Jones then takes over vocal duties on the infectious ‘Hog Farm Blues’, an Orwellian omen of a mistake that may already have been made….. Beck Lanehart then lends her beautiful voice to ‘Zetterling’s Ghost’ before ‘Libero’ comes to an end with the slow burning, all waltzing ‘Shoes On My Feet’.

‘Libero’ shows a true artist who continues to evolve their sound, ideas and repetoire with every work. This album is a beautiful listen from start to finish that transcends generations and genres to present a record for one and all to enjoy.

With over a decade of releases on labels including Domino, Certificate 18, Phonobox and A Future Without, Pilote has become a firm favourite amongst Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Gideon Coe and many others.

Formats:

  • LP + Download Card
  • CD
  • Digital Download
  • Streaming

Tracklisting:

1. Clover
2. BoxKart (feat. Charlie Parr)
3. The Ballad Of Titus Bramble
4. Train On The Island (feat. Tom Holder)
5. Baby Is A Hybrid
6. The 45 (feat. Jo Nye)
7. Hog Farm Blues (feat. Clemency Jones)
8. Zetterling’s Ghost (feat. Beck Lanehart)
9. Shoes On My Feet (feat. Tom Holder)

Pilote feat. Charlie Parr – ‘BoxKart’ (on Don Letts, BBC6 Music, 13.11.16)

Pilote – ‘Baby Is A Hybrid’ [Live version + Interview] (On Claire Cavanagh – BBC Bristol 17.11.16)

Album available from:

Bandcamp: http://pilote-music.bandcamp.com/album/libero

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/PiloteLibero

Boomkat: https://boomkat.com/products/libero-87aeb9c1-eb81-430c-b595-fb5ac4085ac4

Norman Records: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/162132-pilote-libero

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/5sLo6NtqNokGrEJWQCZUED?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

More from Pilote here: http://libero.pilotemusic.com/

Pilote – ‘Baby Is A Hybrid’ [Live version + Interview] (On Claire Cavanagh – BBC Bristol 17.11.16)

Pilote - Libero - Album Cover

22/11/16

Pilote – ‘Baby Is A Hybrid’ [Live version + Interview] (On Claire Cavanagh – BBC Bristol 17.11.16)

Thanks to Claire Cavanagh, BBC Bristol Radio and Ali BiGiAM

Listen to the show again here -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d31w9

Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Libero’ released 25/11/16.

Album available from (incl. pre-orders):

Bandcamp: http://pilote-music.bandcamp.com/album/libero

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/PiloteLibero (pre-order now and get two tracks instantly)

Boomkat: https://boomkat.com/products/libero-87aeb9c1-eb81-430c-b595-fb5ac4085ac4

Norman Records: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/162132-pilote-libero

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/5sLo6NtqNokGrEJWQCZUED?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

More from Pilote here: http://libero.pilotemusic.com/

Pilote feat. Charlie Parr – ‘BoxKart’ played on Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio, BBC6 Music, 13.11.16

Pilote - Libero - Album Cover

14/11/16

Many thanks to Don Letts for the Pilote airplay on his ‘Culture Clash Radio’, BBC Radio 6 Music show last night.

Track played was ‘BoxKart’ (feat. Charlie Parr)

Listen to the show again here -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082q88k

Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Libero’ released 25/11/16.

Album available from (incl. pre-orders):

Bandcamp: http://pilote-music.bandcamp.com/album/libero

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/PiloteLibero (pre-order now and get two tracks instantly, incl. ‘BoxKart’)

Boomkat: https://boomkat.com/products/libero-87aeb9c1-eb81-430c-b595-fb5ac4085ac4

Norman Records: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/162132-pilote-libero

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/5sLo6NtqNokGrEJWQCZUED?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

More from Pilote here: http://libero.pilotemusic.com/

Pilote – ‘Libero’ [Album Teaser] (Video)

Pilote Libero Album Teaser

17/10/16

Trailer video previewing the forthcoming new Pilote album ‘Libero’ featuring guest vocalists Charlie Parr, Tom Holder, Beck Lanehart, Clemency Jones and more.

Esteemed producer Stuart Cullen returns with ‘Libero’, the 7th album under his Pilote moniker. Following on from 2013’s well received LP ‘The Slowdown’, this time Mr Cullen breaks out his songwriting skills to add to the mix of traditional folk stylings and more contemporary electronic production, and drafts in a range of vocalists to bring the record to life.

Formats: LP / CD / DL / Streaming

Pilote – ‘Libero’ will be released on 25/11/2016 on Micro Spiral Recordings.

Video by the excellent Close Range Films: www.closerangefilms.com

www.pilotemusic.com
www.microspiral.com