Pilote – ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ EP – OUT TODAY + FULL STREAM for a limited time only

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27.10.14.

Following support from Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe, Don Letts, Chris Coco, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews and others, Pilote, a.k.a Stuart Cullen returns after 2013’s, ‘The Slowdown’ album. ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ is an extended ten track EP featuring remixes from some of today’s finest underground electronic music producers (Kin;Aesthetic, The Unknown Stuntman, Route 24 and Scaramanga Silk), as well as bonus material from the recordings of the original album AND a brand new Pilote tune, exclusive to this release.

When Pilote turned in the original album, he also submitted a number of tracks as additional material. We were faced with quite a dilemma! Initially, we considered releasing a limited edition version of the album with a bonus disc. We also thought about making certain tracks available as digital exclusives. And, of course, we played with the idea of a Japanese version of the album with tracks only available for that territory… But, we decided against all of those things in favour of one version of ‘The Slowdown’, available across all formats and regions. This also meant we could look to do a special EP and add some remixes from our favourite artists too!

The result is ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ – an ideal companion piece and follow-up to the original album. The psychedelic-electro-bluegrass-pop explosion continues across tracks like ‘Reverend John’, ‘Shanty’ and ‘When The Romance Been Gone’. However, we are also treated to an exoticly flavoured surprise via ‘Quattro’ as well as a moment of stunning melodic beauty courtesy of ‘Long Knoll’. We also get a glimpse of the future direction for the artist via the new track, the fiddle-fantastic, ‘Catching Matilda’ (featuring Camilla Rose Yuill).

Four remixers were also carefully selected and their tracks take the work of Pilote into far reaching places. The Unknown Stuntman opens the EP with darkness shrouded in words of wisdom before transitioning into a beautiful place, on his remix of ‘The Sixth Street Ramble’. Brighton’s Kin;Aesthetic has been wowing us with his recent releases and continues this with his dub of ‘Before You Fall Down’ (feat. Dusty Stray) as it absorbs electronica, future-folk and deep hynotic ambience. The popular ‘Lesson 51’ is taken on an epic journey via Route 24’s clicky rhythms, spiralling synths and pulsing bassline. Scaramanga Silk closes the EP with an ambient remix of ‘You’re Only As Cold As You Feel’ that sounds like a combination of Four Tet with The KLF’s ‘Chill Out’.

‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ is an essential extension to the current Pilote sound with twists, surprises, reinterpretations and a sneak peek at what is to follow….

Support for ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ has come from:

Nemone (BBC6 Music): ‘The Sixth Street Ramble’ (The Unknown Stuntman Remix)
Gideon Coe (BBC6 Music): ‘You’re Only As Cold As You Feel’ (Scaramanga Silk’s Remix From The Cryonic Chamber)
Tom Ravenscroft (BBC6 Music): ‘Long Knoll’

Released: 27/10/14
Formats: CD / Digital Download / Streaming

Listen to the EP in it’s entirety here for a limited time only:

Pilote – ‘You’re Only As Cold As You Feel’ [Scaramanga Silk Remix] on Gideon Coe – BBC6 – 22.10.14

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22.10.14.

Gideon Coe play of Pilote – ‘You’re Only As Cold As You Feel’ [Scaramanga Silk Remix] as aired on BBC6 Music on 22.10.14.

An ambient rework of a track originally released on the Pilote album ‘The Slowdown’.

This remix will appear on ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ EP released 27.10.14 on CD & Digital.

Pilote – ‘When The Romance Been Gone’ (Preview)

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First preview of material from the forthcoming Pilote – ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ EP.

The psychedelic-electro-bluegrass-pop explosion continues with this bonus track, ‘When The Romance Been Gone’ from the recordings of the original ‘The Slowdown’ album.

Additional bonus tracks, a new song and fresh remixes also appear on the EP.

Release date: 27/10/14
Formats: CD & Digital Download / Streaming

Pilote – ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ – release date: 27th Oct 2014

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Following support from Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe, Don Letts, Chris Coco, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews and others, Pilote, a.k.a Stuart Cullen returns after 2013’s, ‘The Slowdown’ album. ‘The Slowdown: Epilogue’ is an extended ten track EP continuing the psychedelic-electro-bluegrass-pop explosion with bonus material from the recordings of the original album. It additionally features remixes from some of today’s finest underground electronic music producers (Kin;Aesthetic, The Unknown Stuntman, Route 24 and Scaramanga Silk) PLUS a brand new Pilote tune, exclusive to this release.

Release Date: 27/10/13
Cat No: mspiral005
Formats: CD / Digital
Distribution: Cargo

More details and previews to follow.

‘D.B.S’ by Pilote played on BBC6 Music by Cerys Matthews

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04/08/13. For the second week running, Cerys Matthews played a selection from the Pilote album ‘The Slowdown’ on her BBC6 Music Radio Show earlier today. Last week, the singer played the ever popular ‘Lesson 51′ off the LP. However, on this occasion she chose to spin the anthemic album opener ‘D.B.S.’

Listen back to the Cerys Radio show now

Both ‘D.B.S’ and ‘Lesson 51′ feature on ‘The Slowdown.’
CD available at the Micro Spiral store

Yo Yo Yo – nuff respect to Gideon Coe. Pure love for Pilote – ‘Lesson 51′

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30/07/13. BBC6 Music’s Gideon Coe did it again tonight! The ‘Why Don’t You?’ graduate gave ‘Lesson 51′ another spin on his show this evening. The track is taken from the new Pilote album ‘The Slowdown.’

Gideon’s show is always full of gems. Listen back now

‘The Slowdown’ by Pilote is available on CD from the Micro Spiral store.