One Long Conundrum
Slowfoot Records “house band” Snorkel, follow up to their lauded 'Stop Machine LP' with a remix EP, which kicks off with a new recording, an improvisation laid down to tape and film simultaneously in their studio. It is also the first recording of Snorkel?s current line up which adds the talents of guitarist Roberto Sassi [Vole, Cardosanto] and Ralph Cumbers [aka Bass Clef] to the existing trio of drummer Frank Byng [Crackle, Spring Tides], keyboardist Ben Cowen [7- Hurtz] and trombonist Tom Marriott [Pest].
And then come the remixes...
Maverick audio- visual duo Sculpture start us off. Fresh from releasing two acclaimed albums on Dekorder, the pair grab Snorkel?s “Wet Tongue” and drag it kicking and screaming into the BBC Radiophonic workshop for a playful, dubbed-up workout.
Slowfoot alumni Crewdson and Robert Logan come next. The former twists ?Dead Skin? into a beautiful mutant, oozing soul and glitch and his trademark junkyard clatter. Logan takes on ?Stop Machine? whipping up a blizzard of chops and edits.
The set closes with another duo, this time former Rothko members Mark Beazley and Crawford Blair with their new project, the majestic Rome Pays Off. Blissfully ethereal as one would come to expect, their remix of “Loophole” closes the set in classy style.
"The missing link between krautrock and Lee Scratch Perry" [Rock A Rolla]
"...the spirit of Ege Banyasi-era Can looms large... "[The Wire]
"...bathed in the rhythmic propulsion of Can, spiky post-punk Moog/guitar interplay, and the dissonance of This Heat" [Uncut]
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