It wouldn’t be too bold to suggest that Andrew Weatherall is at his best when he has a companion by his side; his best DJ sets of recent years, for example, have often been ‘back-to-back’, infrequent gigs with Monsieur Smagghe complemented by the A Love From Outer Space sessions with long-time friend Sean Johnston, one half of electronic mavericks Hardway Brothers.
Dancing bears, persevering camels and meditative dogs all feature on the video for the lead track from the new album by The Asphodells.
Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay will release an album together as The Asphodells in January.
Lisbon meets London on this brilliantly dusty Tiago remix of Timothy J Fairplay’s “Ferox 2″, forthcoming on Astrolab Recordings.
The imaginary soundtrack work of Jason Letkiewicz’s Alan Hurst project gets the remix treatment on a forthcoming release from Emotional Response – stream the results below.
Fledgling London label How The Other Half Lives return with their second release next month, a remix retrospective of the short lived experimental electronicists Hounds Of Hate, and we’ve got a Timothy J Fairplay shaped exclusive from it.
In discussion with the excellent Test Pressing website recently, Hardway Brothers producer and A Love From Out Of Space resident Sean Johnston described his style of music as “an oasis of slow in a world of increasing velocity,” and further qualified this by remarking on the blandness of much of contemporary house and techno.
In discussion with us for his recent podcast, Timothy J Fairplay stressed that he had some music forthcoming that shifted the tempo markedly up from the grubby, louche style of his recent output for Bird Scarer and World Unknown.
Our 37th podcast comes courtesy of Timothy J Fairplay and is a bit special, with the producer presenting an hour long journey through his own grubby, echo laden material.
Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme imprint was perhaps the most consistent label for fun, exciting electronic music last year, delivering 12” after 12” of eclectic and esoteric house and techno from his cadre of fellow South Americans that caught the ear of respected DJs like Weatherall, Smagghe and Sweeney. That the label is currently in a period of fallow time is offset somewhat by the appearance of one of Cómeme’s lesser spotted talents on another release-shy label in Astro Lab.