Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80’s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80’s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading
Mark Gardener (Ride), Rachel Goswell and Mojave 3 (Slowdive) all feature on the long-awaited remix album by Ulrich Schnauss.
This is not one of your normal remix albums as he gives each track his own unqiue sound. Those of you who are unfamiliar with his work should definitely check this out. Currently playing keyboards for The Engineers, Ulrich is due to release his forth album later this year following 2007’s ‘Goodbye’ album.
Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Howling Bells – Setting Sun
2. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ghost in the Graveyard
3. Katharina Franck – Faithful Friend
4. Madrid – Out to Sea
5. Asobi Seksu – Strawberries
6. Dragons – Remembrance
7. Aus – Halo
8. Mahogany – Supervitesse
9. Lunz (Roedelius & Tim Story) – Lunz
10. Rachel Goswell – Coastline
11. High Violets – Chinese Letter
12. Mark Gardener – Story of the Eye
13. I’m Not A Gun – Make Sense and Loose
14. Mojave 3 – Bluebird of Happiness
Slowdive are to release a new Anthology next month on Cherry Red.
No details are listed on the Cherry Red website yet, therefore it’s not known if the tracks have been re-mastered. The album will be out on April 26th and the tracklisting is as follows:
Slowdive (Slowdive EP)
Avalyn I (Slowdive EP)
Morningrise (Morningrise EP)
She Calls (Morningrise EP)
Catch The Breeze (Holding Our Breath EP)
Golden Hair (Holding Our Breath EP)
Shine (Holding Our Breath EP)
Spanish Air (Just For A Day)
Erik’s Song (Just For A Day)
Waves (Just For A Day)
Primal (Just For A Day)
Alison (Outside Your Room EP)
So Tired (Outside Your Room EP)
Moussaka Chaos (Outside Your Room EP)
Souvlaki Space Station (Souvlaki)
Machine Gun (Souvlaki)
Here She Comes (Souvlaki)
Some Velvet Morning (Souvlakibonus disc)
In Mind (5 EP)
Good Day Sunshine (5 EP)
Country Rain (5 EP)
Visions of La (Pygmalion)
Blue Skied an’ Clear (Pygmalion)
All of Us (Pygmalion)
Ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott releases his new 3″ cd called ‘Navilis’ following his solo album ‘Navigare’ last year.
It was written, recorded and mixed by Simon on 18th/19th December 2009 during heavy snowfall at studio o3o3o in Cambridge. NIVALIS cd-r comes in a SFH-ish huge folding-poster-artwork.
“The whole time i was writing this piece the snow just never stopped falling so i had this amazing visual flow that inspired me to keep on throwing musical ideas into the track. I had no intention to venture outside so I just kept on recording for two days, mixing as i went along, until the snow stopped. I added recordings of me clearing snow and ice from my doorstep whilst my heater was working flat out to push the sub zero temperatures up a few degrees. I see NIVALIS as a tribute to the winter, the snow and the beauty of how the seasons change here in England.” – Simon Scott
You can listen to ‘Nivalis’ below.
A new(ish) website has been launched for anyone to contribute regarding Slowdive. The site is run the same style as good old Wikipedia and already features a whole load of gigs and setlists not just from Slowdive but all the band members other projects including Mojave 3, Televise, Eternal and solo projects.
if you’ve got anything you wish to contribute i’m sure it’d be greatly appreciated.
After a lengthy absence, Monster Movie featuring Christian Savill from Slowdive release their fifth album in April called ‘Everyone is a Ghost.’ The Graveface label have uploaded a teaser track called ‘Bored Beyond Oblivion’ which you can download by clicking here.
Everyone Is A Ghost will be released on April 6th packaged in a Stoughton “Old Style” gatefold jacket for both the LP and CD. The CD is limited to 2,000 copies, and the first press of the LP is 500 copies
Everyone is a Ghost is comprised of 13 songs (10 for the CD, 2 bonus tracks for vinyl and 1 for download) written and recorded in six cities across the U.S. and U.K. Savill and Hewson were particularly excited by the collaborative process of making the album, which features guest appearances from Ryan Graveface (Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow), Sophie Pittaway, Rachel Staggs (Experimental Aircraft) and artwork from Will Schaff, who’s set ink to paper for Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Kid Dakota and more.
The duo considers Everyone is a Ghost to be their most consistent album to date, having found that their songwriting styles have become more similar over the years. This release distills the expansive shoegazing bliss-wall of Slowdive into intensely catchy pop songs played out on guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, percussion and a range of synthesizers. Everyone is a Ghost brings to mind the experimental pop atmospherics of David Bowie’s Low, the male/female vocal harmonics of My Bloody Valentine and Grandaddy’s electronica-laced sunny pop nostalgia.
If you wish to hear more of Monster Movie their MySpace page can be found by clicking here.
You can pre-order the album from the rather good Graveface record label directly by clicking here.
For the last 5 years, Sonic Cathedral has released some of the finest records of the decade alongside running one of London’s best nights out. Massively influenced by Creation Records, we asked Nat Cramp the man behind Sonic Cathedral to come up with a playlist of his favourite Creation moments. Continue reading
This summer was the 20th anniversary of the second summer of love when dance music seemed to cross over and everyone was claiming to have “always had a dance element to their music”. Creation embraced the change and the results included some great records. Continue reading
YouTube does produce some amazing treats if you’ve got the time to search, this latest video was originally shown in the autumn of 1991 on BBC2 and was just a few weeks after their performance at the Slough Festival. Continue reading