Podcast: Blemish & Scaramanga Silk present ‘Designer Scribble – Album Special’ [Broadcast Live on Innov8 Radio: 25/09/16]

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29/09/16. Podcast. A one-off show: Blemish & Scaramanga Silk present ‘Designer Scribble – Album Special’.

Broadcast Live: Sunday 25/09/16 : 6:00pm – 8:30pm on Innov8 Radio.
Repeat: Thursday 29/09/16 : 8:00pm – 10:30pm on Innov8 Radio.

Over an epic 2 hours and 30 minutes we were treated to a full exclusive preview of the forthcoming debut album by Scaramanga Silk plus chat, insight, influences and the story behind the record.

Tracklist:

Ben Mitchell – Cymbalism [Drum Dub] (Mr Bongo)
Scaramanga Silk – Barakatuk (Micro Spiral)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle Audio)
Scaramanga Silk – Macrynimyze (Micro Spiral)
Autechre – V-Proc (Warp)
Scaramanga Silk – Alonely (Micro Spiral)
Laurent Garnier – Barbiturik Blues (F Communications)
Scaramanga Silk – Return To The One (Micro Spiral)
James Blake – CMYK (R&S)
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Scaramanga Silk – Life In The Faslow Lane (Micro Spiral)
Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish (Warp)
Scaramanga Silk – Blind Truth (Micro Spiral)
Scaramanga Silk with Low Poet – Speak Without Tongues (Micro Spiral)
Model 500 – The Flow (R&S)
Scaramanga Silk – Soaring Above (Micro Spiral)
John Serrie – The Stargazer’s Journey (New World Music)
Scaramanga Silk – They Have Taken Control (Micro Spiral)
Scaramanga Silk with B-Fink – Day Of A New Dawn (Micro Spiral)

Full album release date: 30/09/16

Early Exclusive copies of the Vinyl and CD are available now only at Sounds Of The Universe:

https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/designer-scribble

Early Exclusive copies of the Cassette are available now only at Adventures In Dubbing:

http://adventuresindubbing.bigcartel.com/product/scaramanga-silk-designer-scribble

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Scaramanga Silk – ‘Barakatuk’ played on BBC 6 Music, Gideon Coe Show 12.09.16

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13/09/16

Last night, Mr Gideon Coe played the opening track from Scaramanga Silk’s debut album ‘Designer Scribble’ on his super top notch BBC 6 Music Radio Show.

‘Barakatuk’ is a percussive sound system smasher where Latin rhythms meet warehouse electronics and warped basslines.

‘Designer Scribble’ release dates:
Global Digital Release: 23/09/16
Global Physical Release: 30/09/16 on 2LP + Download Card, CD and Cassette + Download Card

Early Exclusive copies of the Vinyl and CD are available now only at Sounds Of The Universe:

https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/designer-scribble

Check out the full Gideon Coe show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07th6rt

Forthcoming: Scaramanga Silk – ‘Designer Scribble’ [Album]

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

15.08.16. And here we have it….

 

Scaramanga Silk – ‘Designer Scribble’ [Album]

Label: Micro Spiral
Cat No: mspiral009lp / mspiral009cd / mspiral009tc / mspiral009
Formats: 2LP / CD / TC / DL
Global Physical Release Date: 30/09/16
Global Digital Release Date: 30/09/16
Distribution: Cargo / www.cargorecords.co.uk

DOWNLOAD the Press Release (DOC) here.
DOWNLOAD the Audio Clips (MP3 / ZIP) here.
DOWNLOAD the Cover Artwork (JPEG) here.


“Electronic Mastery!” – Verity Sharp (Late Junction, BBC Radio 3)*

Enigmatic electronic producer, Scaramanga Silk, issues his debut album five years early! He originally intended for ‘Designer Scribble’ to come out in the year 2021 as he felt the material was ‘too futuristic’ for the current climate. Luckily, we managed to convince him to bring the release date forward so that you can experience the music of tomorrow, today…

Hailing from an electronic core, the artist is clearly a product of the rave era but with a forward looking and experimental twist that encompasses other influences such as funk, techno, ambient, drum & bass, jazz, dub, r&b and more. When all these elements combine the resulting concoctions are heritage hybrids with a modern leftfield take.

Up to this point, Mr Silk has released a handful of productions, singles, eps and remixes. In recent years, these outings have found favour with Gideon Coe, Nemone, Eddy Temple-Morris, Cerys Matthews, Don Letts, Verity Sharp, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy across BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 1 and XFM.

‘Designer Scribble’ kicks off with the sound system smasher, ‘Barakatuk’, a percussion heavy, Latin groover with killer warped basslines. ‘Macrynimyze’ is best described as ‘slow drum & bass’. In the past, funk breakbeats were sped up for ravers. Now, those drum & bass breaks are slowed down to create something altogether new. The melancholy, ‘Alonely’ goes half-tempo with electro 808 beats fused with slurring bass, soundtrack strings and heart-wrenching piano – think Zero 7 meets Laurent Garnier. ‘Return To The One’ could be a slow drum & bass ode to the works of PFM and Burial with its cascading melodies and haunting vocals. ‘Life In The Faslow Lane’ is the party-tune – a slice of ‘hyper hip-hop’ where a dual-tempo approach combines with trance riffs, arcade machine hooks and exotic rhythms. ‘Blind Truth’ is a total rule breaker with shifting time signatures, changing rhythmic styles and a fusion of jazz, drum & bass, r&b and electro that keeps you guessing. Low Poet surfaces for the sci-fi hip-hop number ‘Speak Without Tongues’ – a reflection on past-present-future communication. ‘The Voyage Beyond Andromeda’ Suite concludes the album as an epic 21 minute futurist concept piece across three tracks. ‘Soaring Above’ is vintage ambient space music but from a techno perspective with industrial loops, rave sub-bass and galactic atmospherics. This is the sort of thing John Serrie, The KLF and Bee Mask would deliver if stranded on a spaceship together. ‘They Have Taken Control’ resurrects the 1993 ‘jungle-tekno’ sound of Basement Records with tuff breakbeats over four-to-the-floor kicks. Watch out for the Reese bassline, lasers and distortion attack! To close, B-Fink arrives on the hypnotically beautiful ‘accelerating ambience’ of ‘Day Of A New Dawn’. And the gifted Konx-Om-Pax (Planet Mu) supplies the cover artwork.

Across ten tracks, Scaramanga Silk offers up a unique album that takes in history, mangles it through the machines and turns out intriguing abstractions that sound original and fresh. You won’t hear another record like this before 2021!

*Quote from Verity Sharp on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 on 08/07/15 in regard to track ‘Velvet Raindrops’ on Kin-Aesthetic Recordings.

 

Tracklisting and Audio Previews

 

01. ‘Barakatuk’

02. ‘Macrynimyze’

03. ‘Alonely’

04. ‘Return To The One’

05. ‘Life In The Faslow Lane’

06. ‘Blind Truth’

07. ‘Speak Without Tongues’ [With Low Poet]

 

‘The Voyage Beyond Andromeda Suite’

 

08. ‘Part 1: Soaring Above’

09. ‘Part 2: They Have Taken Control’

10. ‘Part 3: Day Of A New Dawn’ [With B-Fink]

 

Cover Artwork by Konx-Om-Pax / displaycopy.net

All sleeve designs by Love Artwork

Vinyl Manufacturing by Key Production / Breed Media

CD manufacturing by Disc Wizards, London UK

Cassette manufacturing by Band CDs

Pilote – ‘Me And Timothy Leary’ [Official Video]

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16/12/15.

And we drop an ‘Official Video’ for you…..

Taken from Pilote’s stunning album ‘The Slowdown’ is this psychedelic slice of leftfield folk. Contains a sample from the excellent film ‘Down Terrace’ used with the kind permission of Ben Wheatley.

‘Me And Timothy Leary’ was a ‘Headphone Moment’ on Lauren Laverne’s BBC6 Music Radio Show.

Video by the exceptional Arturo Baston: http://www.arthurcane.blogspot.com

http://www.pilotemusic.com

‘The Slowdown’ is out now:
http://microspiral.com/product/pilote-the-slowdown/

Out today: Kirsten Morrison – ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ feat. Lene Lovich B/W ‘Marie Antoinette’ on limited 7″ Vinyl

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30/10/15.

Out today….

Kirsten Morrison – ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ feat. Lene Lovich B/W ‘Marie Antoinette’ on limited 7″ Vinyl [Single]

** Limited Edition of 200 copies **

Label: Micro Spiral
Cat No: mspiral008
Distribution: Cargo / www.cargorecords.co.uk

Following the releases of the Lauren Laverne (BBC6 Music) and Nick Luscombe (Late Junction, BBC Radio 3) supported single ‘She Walks In Beauty’ and album ‘Proserpine’s Gold’, singer and composer Kirsten Morrison returns….

A: ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ (Feat. Lene Lovich)

‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ is based on Shakespeare’s classic, Macbeth. This darkly gothic number is filled with witches’ chants, late evening operatic vocals and classical horror instrumentation which build into an epic orchestral stampede. New wave legend, Lene Lovich makes a rare special guest appearance and brings her trademark sound to this ideal Halloween track.

AA: ‘Marie Antoinette’

‘Marie Antoinette’ has been a major highlight of Kirsten Morrison’s live shows across Europe. This four-to-the-floor baroque style romp has devastated venues by combining an infectious groove and stratospheric operatic vocals in this ode to the legendary French Queen who met an unfortunate fate.

(Cover image by Cabinet Of Curiosity Studio – www.cabinetofcuriositystudio.com)

Tracklisting:

A. ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ (Feat. Lene Lovich)

AA. ‘Marie Antoinette’

Official Video: Kirsten Morrison feat. Lene Lovich – ‘Double, Double, Toil & Trouble’

30/10/15.


‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ is based on Shakespeare’s classic, Macbeth. This darkly gothic number is filled with witches’ chants, late evening operatic vocals and classical horror instrumentation which build into an epic orchestral stampede. New wave legend, Lene Lovich makes a rare special guest appearance and brings her trademark sound to this ideal Halloween track.

Video directed by Jude Rawlins (Electric Films http://www.electricfilms.net/).

Guest appearance: Valkyrie.

Forthcoming: Kirsten Morrison – ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ feat. Lene Lovich B/W ‘Marie Antoinette’

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09/10/15.

We are very pleased to announce….

Kirsten Morrison – ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ feat. Lene Lovich B/W ‘Marie Antoinette’ [Single]

** Limited Edition of 200 copies **

Label: Micro Spiral
Cat No: mspiral008
Formats: 7″ Vinyl / Download / Streaming
Global Digital Release Date: 23/10/15
Micro Spiral Website 7″ Release Date: 30/10/15
Rest Of World 7″ Release Date: 13/11/15
Distribution: Cargo / www.cargorecords.co.uk

Following the releases of the Lauren Laverne (BBC6 Music) and Nick Luscombe (Late Junction, BBC Radio 3) supported single ‘She Walks In Beauty’ and album ‘Proserpine’s Gold’, singer and composer Kirsten Morrison returns….

A: ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ (Feat. Lene Lovich)

‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ is based on Shakespeare’s classic, Macbeth. This darkly gothic number is filled with witches’ chants, late evening operatic vocals and classical horror instrumentation which build into an epic orchestral stampede. New wave legend, Lene Lovich makes a rare special guest appearance and brings her trademark sound to this ideal Halloween track.

AA: ‘Marie Antoinette’

‘Marie Antoinette’ has been a major highlight of Kirsten Morrison’s live shows across Europe. This four-to-the-floor baroque style romp has devastated venues by combining an infectious groove and stratospheric operatic vocals in this ode to the legendary French Queen who met an unfortunate fate.

(Cover image by Cabinet Of Curiosity Studio – www.cabinetofcuriositystudio.com)

Tracklisting:

A. ‘Double, Double, Toil And Trouble’ (Feat. Lene Lovich)

AA. ‘Marie Antoinette’

Out Today: Kirsten Morrison – Proserpine’s Gold (Album)

Kirsten Morrison - Proserpine's Gold [Album Cover] (Photography by Susana Sanroman - www.susanasanroman.com)

21/08/15.

Out now! The debut album from singer and composer Kirsten Morrison. ‘Proserpine’s Gold’ takes inspiration from many of the great poets including Byron, Rosetti and Edgar Allan Poe. It then fuses elements of classical, medieval, folk, steampunk, theatrical and soundtrack styles. Finally, it is rounded off with sublime operatic soprano vocals to create a unique and original record.

‘A gorgeous track.’ ‘Really special.’ ‘Very much one to watch.’
– Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music.

Stockists.

CD:

Micro Spiral Store: http://bit.ly/1NIwcPI
Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/1PCsjNn
Juno: http://bit.ly/1gZgPHY
HMV (Ireland): http://bit.ly/1htDwEU
Xtra-Vision (Ireland): http://bit.ly/1EFQfck
Base (UK): http://bit.ly/1JtVy66

Digital Download:

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/KirstenMorrison
Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/1Kyot3A
Juno Download: http://bit.ly/1TWBE8P
Bleep: http://bit.ly/1J8HFVE
Technics: http://bit.ly/1JmJykS
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HYDWId

Stream:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1NIuvSe
Deezer: http://bit.ly/1EFROqV
Tidal: http://bit.ly/1EFRRCU

Tracklisting:

01. ‘She Walks In Beauty’

02. ‘Kubla Khan’

03. ‘Still Do You Leave Me’

04. ‘Marie Antoinette’

05. ‘Dream Within A Dream’

06. ‘Siren Song’

07. ‘Salaviei’

08. ‘The Tyger’

09. ‘Alchemy Of Love’

10. ‘Janey’

11. ‘Bal Des Pendus’

12. ‘Solar Flare’

Cover Photography by Susana Sanromán / www.susanasanroman.com

CD sleeve design by Love Artwork

Global Digital Release Date: 21/08/15
UK Physical Release Date: 21/08/15
ROW Physical Release Date: 11/09/15

Kirsten Morrison – ‘Alchemy Of Love’ (The Soap Company Remix) played by Nick Luscombe on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

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20/08/15

Last night, Nick Luscombe played the Soap Company remix of Kirsten Morrison’s ‘Alchemy Of Love’ on the rather fabulous Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.

‘Alchemy Of Love’ is based on the poem by Rumi and the original version features on Kirsten’s album ‘Proserpine’s Gold’.

The Soap Company remix is a unique fusion of styles that takes you on a real journey. Check it out by listening back to Late Junction here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b065xh14