Vinyl Williams live in Palm Springs, Coachella Valley, California.
The first in a series of remix interpretations borne from Karen Gwyer’s ‘Needs Continuum’ LP is now available for free DL. It features Toronto mystics Doom Squad (CA), Wisconsin and Not Not Fun’s Samantha Glass (US), ethereal layers from Neon Pulse (AUS), and glistening new London producer Marrak (UK).
“Remarkably assured.” NME
“Simply, music of this merit must be heard.” Notion Magazine
“Howard probably doesn’t need to write another song, ever again, as perfection can be a troublesome target to nail twice.” BBC
“A fantastic debut and surely a contender for album of the year.” The Line Of Best Fit
“One of the big hopes of European electronic pop.” Playground Magazine
We are proud to announce an extended version of Halls‘ acclaimed ‘Ark’ debut album will be available through No Pain In Pop on April 8th 2013. Originally released in October 2012, this issue includes tracks from a live session recorded with full choral and string backing in London’s St Luke’s Church (above). Remixes from techno producer Max Cooper and Duologue complete the package.
Alongside NPIP old boy Doldrums, this year Vinyl Williams and Beliefs are performing at SXSW:
Austin Psych Fest presents LEVITATION / Hotel Vegas compound / Thursday, 1:15pm
Secret Showcase / Cheer Up Charlie’s / Thursday, TBA
Rockfeedback Showcase / Latitude 30 / Thursday, 10pm
Not Not Fun Free SXSW Haus Show / 2107 E 16th St / Thurs night 1am
One Inch Badge Showcase / Valhalla / Saturday, 9pm
Manimal Showcase / Empire Control Room (formely Club 606) / Saturday, 11pm
‘Needs Continuum’ album out now on limited 180gm vinyl, CD and DL (link).
In addition to having written, played and produced everything on his ‘Stellarscope’ single, Vinyl Williams just made an interactive music video (!) for you to explore. The above walkthrough shows Lionel himself navigating the virtual world, yet shouldn’t be considered a replacement for immersing yourself in the full playable version here.
“‘Stellarscope’ is an interactive environment. It’s meant to be explored as a generative process – in other words you create the visuals by wandering throughout. Certain objects have sounds that emanate out of them (rainforest sounds in the jungle, ambient drones out of celestial tree disks, low drones out of the ending chalice) which are in congruency with the actual song. If you can make into a close proximity to those objects during the duration of the song, in a sense you can jam with it. It’s supposed to allow navigation into a visual and sonic improvisational world. There is no interface or goal, it’s really about exploring, and ultimately a test of digital dexterity. It appears to be a little difficult to navigate through a space jungle kingdom built on seamless stream-of-consciousness.” – Lionel Williams
Europa51 – comprised of former Stereolab members Andy Ramsay, Simon Johns and Dominic Murcott – also took their hand to a percussive remix, which sounds like it emerged fully formed and fresh from the Amazonian jungle.
Karen Gwyer‘s debut album ‘Needs Continuum’ is out now. Read an interview over at Dazed Digital, and listen to – or buy – the album below. The launch show is on Wed 27th February at the Waiting Room, London (tickets/info).
The second track from Karen Gwyer‘s debut album ‘Needs Continuum‘ surfaced over at Pitchfork this week. Check ‘Night Nails‘ below, and pre-order the ultra-limited 180gm vinyl LP direct from the NPIP webstore here.