In April FdM will release 7 inch vinyl records by Welsh Spacerockers Sendelica, Austin's Proud Peasant, and Italy's Claudio Cataldi.
by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-02-11
Quoted from FdM email to club members:
There are three 7" singles...
1. Sendelica - 'Ziggy Stardust'
our welsh spacerockers celebrate 10 years of recording with a chilled, almost Sigur Ros-like version of Bowie's iconic track (planned and recorded many months ago, lest anyone sees this is a a quick bit of exploitation), with vocals from Alice Davidson, who recorded 'Venus In Furs' with the band for FdM many years ago; Marc Swordfish from Astralasia provides a remix of the track for the b-side, with the beats virtually eliminated for something even more, er, ethereal.
colour vinyl, stunning sleeve, courtesy of the wonderful Frank Suchomel.
2. Proud Peasant - Cosmic Sound
it's about time we had another FdM release that revels in the sounds of 70s progressive rock - and that's just what we're going to have - classic, keyboard-led instrumental prog rock from a band based in Austin, Texas; a band that’s new to Fruits de Mer Records, but one that knows its progressive rock roots and loves them.
Proud Peasant recreate Eloy’s ’Daybreak’ (from their 1973 album, 'Inside') and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s ’Saturn, Lord Of The Ring’/Mercury, Winged Messenger’ (taken from 'Solar Fire', also released in 1973).
colour vinyl, lovely gatefold sleeve
3. Claudio Cataldi - 'Here She Comes Now'
Claudio comes from Palermo in Sicily, creates warm, deep electronic and acoustic sounds, and this EP features three of his own compositions as well as a great cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Here She Comes Now' that I included on an FdM CD comp last year, and makes its vinyl debut here.
Claudio first appeared on a Fruits de Mer release about a year ago with a cover of Syd Barrett’s ‘She Took A Long Cold Look’. On this four-track EP, Claudio gives Lou Reed's song the same warmth he brought to the Syd track; I read that the song was written by Lou about either his guitar or his girlfriend’s orgasms - the sleeve designer, Martin Ross Butler, has done his best to cover both possibilities.
Elsewhere on this EP, ‘All My Friends Are Here’ is a new song from Claudio that’s heard here for the first time, while ‘Final’ and ‘Ropes And Strings’ are taken from Claudio’s own back-catalogue; by rather nice coincidence, Claudio has his own label, called Seashell Records.
...all in all, a pretty good way to start 2016, I reckon.
If interested, you will be able to order these discs by visiting one of the sites below.
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