Monument EP

by epic45

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Originally released as a limited 10” vinyl on French label Monopsone, this collection saw epic45 stripping away the layers of processed sound and instrumentation that characterised their last album ‘Weathering’, revealing the bare bones of their sound. Sparse, resonant drum loops frame a bed of warm synths, chiming electric guitar and clear vocals, making these four tracks the most direct the duo have sounded yet. In addition to the three original songs, the EP includes an inventive cover of the Tears For Fears song ‘Ideas As Opiates’ from their album The Hurting. Musically, throughout there are echoes of Talk Talk, The Montgolfier Bros, Depeche Mode, The Durutti Column and Robert Wyatt. This new version now features two new tracks: a beautiful remix by the electro minimalists ISAN and a collaborative re-working of the track Monument featuring Ian Crause of the legendary and influential ‘post-rock’ band, Disco Inferno.

6 track CD EP in jewel case packaging.

1. Defeat
2. Monument
3. Skeletons
4. Ideas As Opiates
5. Monument (ISAN remix)
6. Monument II (ft. Ian Crause)

credits

released March 3, 2014

All music on the original EP (1-4) performed and recorded by Ben Holton and Rob Glover in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire 2012.

All words written by Ben Holton apart from Ideas As Opiates (Roland Orzabal) and Monument II (Holton/Crause).

Sampled voice on Skeletons courtesy of Rose Berlin of the band SPC ECO.

Monument II is a collaborative reinterpretation by epic45 and Ian Crause.

ISAN remix courtesy of Antony Ryan and Robin Saville.

Mastered by Mike Rowley.

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