StatuesAlaula Original & Mudd Remix
Murphy continues to champion little known producers and previously unheard
Over the past 12 months, the label has showcased material from rising talents
such as Bella Figura, Simon Peter, Paraiso and Oma & Amberflame. Now,
Claremont 56 is adding another new name to the roster: Statues.
Essex-based trio Bradley Lucke (production/bass/percussion/keys), Mark
Crooks (keys/production) and Grant Carruthers (vocals/guitar) has been making
music on-and-off together since they were teenagers, and last year decided to
come together under the Statues alias. They submitted a number of demos to
Paul Murphy, who was so impressed by what he heard that he offered to help
produce and write an album with them.
As debut singles go, “Alaula” is stunning. Reminiscent of many softly spun
moments from the Claremont 56 back catalogue, it builds slowly and breezily
via subtle waves of organic and electronic instrumentation. Carruthers’
impassioned vocals pop in and out of the mix at opportune moments, peeping
above alluring acoustic guitar, bass, synthesizer and Rhodes parts. Throw in
tumbling, life-affirming piano lines and swelling cello parts – both provided by
friend-of- the-family Robin Lee of Faze Action – and you’ve got another nearperfect
chunk of sunset-friendly, horizontal brilliance.
On the flip, Murphy dons his familiar Mudd alias to provide a superb Piano Dub.
Building the action around a sparse, delay-laden percussion track, Murphy
teases out the track’s most potent moments, in the process creating something
that lingers even longer in the memory. Lee’s superb piano and cello work
naturally takes pride of place, as Murphy expertly emphasizes the track’s
impeccably atmospheric nature.
|Titel:||Alaula Original & Mudd Remix|
|Format:||Vinyl 12", Vinyl, Singles, 12"|
|Pressung:||UK – Original|
|Genre:||Electronic / Dance|
|Style:||Cosmic / Balearic|
|Preis:||14,99 € 9,74 €|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|