One Minute’s Silence

Strange to think that the man staring the camera down in the picture is Siegfried Sassoon (war poet, officer and anti-war campaigner). The chap on the right is Stephen Tennant, androgene, leader of the Bright Young Things and aristocratic ’20s It Boy. When their love affair ended, neither ever got over it according to friends.

That Asphodells remix album I blogged about a little while back is now scheduled for release on September 7th and doesn’t include all the versions I speculated that it might- no Mugwump, no Wooden Shjips. Hope the Mugwump one doesn’t get forgotten. The remixers are largely the group known as The Axis- friends and studio-buddies of Weatherall and Fairplay. It promises to be an autumnal corker though the thought of September now, just as summer has got underway, is a little depressing. The tracklist goes like this…

Another Lonely City (Group Rhoda Remix)
Late Flowering Lust (Phil Kieran Remix)
Beglammered (Justin Robertson Deadstock 33s Remix)
Skwatch (Black Merlin’s Reel To Reel Remix)
Never There (Hardway Bros Remix)
We Are The Axis (Daniel Avery Remix)
Another Lonely City (Daniele Baldelli and DJ Rocca Remix)
Beglammered (Richard Sen Remix)
We Are The Axis (Scott Fraser Remix)
One Minute Silence (Ivan Smagghe Remix)

So, if that’s the case, it surely won’t hurt too much if I post the Wooden Shjips remix which came out on limited vinyl for Record Shop Day (and appropriate thanks to Drew for this). You’ll love this, believe me.

One Minute’s Silence (Wooden Shjips Remix)

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Free Action

That Moon Duo remix album that came out for Record Shop Day is very good- eight remixes and only one that doesn’t really do much for me. I haven’t got the actual vinyl unfortunately- I found this somewhere on the internets. This song, remixed by Tom Furse of The Horrors, is a beaut.

Free Action (Tom Furse Remix)

Moon Trails

This sort of thing really floats my boat at the moment- Moon Duo (longhaired, boy-girl, guitar heavy, Wooden Shjips offshoot) remixed by White Rainbow as part of a whole album of remixes available exclusively for Record Shop Day along with versions by Sonic Boom and Tom Furse from The Horrors among others. As a taster this one is being given away as a free download and is worth every byte. White Rainbow strip away the guitars and send Moon Duo way off into the cosmos- trippy, far-out, wonked out,disco with some very wonky keyboard. Hmm… too many wonkys in that sentence.

As I said- free download.

Axis Remix

Ahead of Record Shop Day (April 20th) comes details of an Asphodells remix 12″ with this atmospheric beauty from Daniel Avery on one side (and a Wooden Shjips remix on the other). This is a song you can slide into.