BELL, ANDY

UNTITLED FILM STILLS (CLEAR/BLUE SPLATTER) (SONIC CATHEDRAL)

BELL, ANDY - UNTITLED FILM STILLS (CLEAR/BLUE SPLATTER) 155652
Format:
1 EP
Release:
02.12.2022
Label:
SONIC CATHEDRAL
Kat.-Nr.:
155652
Barcode:
5060853702204
Ride guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell has announced a series of three EPs featuring remixes, acoustic versions and covers of songs that inspired his second solo album, Flicker, which was released on Sonic Cathedral to great acclaim back in February.

All three EPs will be released on limited-edition 10" vinyl. Songs that inspired Flicker by Yoko Ono, Pentangle, The Kinks and Arthur Russell.

"The idea was that I would be covering songs which helped in some way to colour in the edges of the picture of the influences that make up Flicker," explains Andy.

"The song 'Jenny Holzer B. Goode' on the album refers to a few of the female artists from the music and art worlds who I find inspiring, including Yoko Ono, so it felt right to include a cover of 'Listen, The Snow Is Falling', my favourite Yoko Ono song.

"Pentangle's 'Light Flight' came out in 1970, the year I was born. "Nat Cramp, the head honcho of Sonic Cathedral, requested that I cover 'The Way Love Used To Be'.

I'd never heard this song despite being a big fan of The Kinks, but it's lovely and it felt very natural to do a version.

"Arthur Russell has been a big reference point for all my music - there is something impressionistic and open-ended about his records.

I guess you could describe the production style I'm trying for on 'Our Last Night Together' as 'World Of Echo meets This Mortal Coil doing Skip Spence'."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LISTEN, THE SNOW IS FALLING
  • 1.2. LIGHT FLIGHT
  • 1.3. THE WAY LOVE USED TO BE
  • 1.4. OUR LAST NIGHT TOGETHER