Simon Lord “Better” The Shawn Lee Remix
Out now on Wonderfulsound. Original version available on Simon Lord’s Debut LP “One”
From the vaults just before the release of The Superimposers’ LP “Sunshine Pops!”
“French artist lisbonne invites you into her lo-fi pop world and duets with former band mate Laetitia Sadier”
With the release of her eponymous debut single on Wonderfulsound, the one girl band performs two songs for the forthcoming 7”, evoking 1960’s French Riviera cool, “Godard’s Pierrot le Fou!” & the soul of Annie Philippe.
Influenced by geeky techniques - running vocals, ukuleles and casiotone keyboards through vintage echo pedals and guitar amps - lisbonne has sculpted these sounds together in her South London home studio.
Originally from the South West of France, lisbonne is nevertheless fascinated by the Mediterranean and these 2 songs, by chance, mirror those feelings. ‘Eden Plage’ is a reflection of lazy summer afternoons spent daydreaming about the seaside. ‘Tout Finit à Saint-Tropez’ is a sad ballad about lost innocence and heartbreak and sees lisbonne
dueting with Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier.
The Superimposers have been going since 2004, when former car mechanic and fishmonger Dan Solo met Miles Copeland in a south-coast joke shop. After a period studying music concrete and avant-garde production at college in London, they focused their skills and created electronic tinged budget beat soulful pop influenced by the sun-dappled soongsmiths of California old but rocketed into the 21st Century of samples and computers…. a gaggle of 7’ singles which was then comped into a CD was released to critical acclaim. A full length LP proper followed entitled “Harpsichord Treacle” this included the classic cut “Holes In The Air” the northern soul inspired single “The Northern Song” and “Golden” which attracted, amongst others, Shawn Lee. This led to his remix and eventual membership to the band for the next full Length release “Sunshine Pops”. “Sunshine Pops” saw the band revisit 2 of their earlier songs “Seeing Is Believing” & “Would It Be Impossible” and found themselves filed next to Emitt Rhodes, Simon Dine, Curt Boettcher & The Style Council.
The Superimposers are currently putting the finishing touches to their next chapter …..
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After 2 singles and a publishing deal from Warner Chappell, John Stammers released his long awaited debut LP on Wonderfulsound. Along with a handful of musicians John created a British record of songs and feelings influenced by his past, his family heritage and his life in Chorlton. Time was spent on following John’s vision of a proper record release. The studio sessions were recorded direct to tape, the tapes were cut straight to the lathe via John Dent and the finished vinyl was put in a home manufactured sleeve silk screened by Yasmin Momoniat.
“I listen to a diverse spectrum of music like anybody else and that has it’s effect and probably influences the way I write and the decisions I make whilst writing .
But what I’m really interested in is the illusion you can create when recording music . The room , the mics , the performance !
This for me is the most exciting thing . And to keep everything analogue . To resort to digital at any point would be like adding stock cube instead of making your own , you’ll always know you used that digital flavour and never know how it could have sounded .
I work with 4 of the best musicians I’ve ever met . I rehearsed and performed for years with different line ups but each band never felt quite right . They were ALL great but slightly different wave lengths.
Now I can record anything I write because they are all so good and more importantly synched to my creative brain .
I’m due to record a second album in May this year on to 1” tape which will be out Aug/Sept on wonderfulsound .”
John Stammers lives in Chorlton, a leafy Suburb of Manchester, England. With artists, musicians, and young entrepreneurs setting their roots down and the streets littered with Shops, restaurants, café’s, and Bars, it has been said that Chorlton is the “Laural Canyon of the North of England” and John Stammers is part of the Furniture. The Dulcimer, a tavern dedicated to the gospel of folk, jazz, pop and all things Balearic, is where you might catch John either playing Live or talking music till the midnight.
John Stammers has booked the recording studio and is preparing to take his band in to record. Look out for more updates…
“One”, the debut solo LP from SImon Lord…. Simian founder, Findlay Brown Producer and sometime member of The Memory Band is a Polaroid snapshot of influences; Tim
Hardin, Shuggie Otis, Squeeze, Labi Siffre & Robert Wyatt stripped down to Guitar, Bass, Vocals & a Rhythm King drum machine all recorded at Marco Nelson’s One Inch analogue studio in London.
You may know Simon already from other projects which has included recording alongside Theo Keating (aka Fake Blood / Touché) to form one half of electronic duo The Black Ghosts; their eponymous track Full Moon was used for the opening credits on Twilight. Further ventures have
included appearances as guest vocalist for Simian Mobile Disco and personal projects Lord Skywave and Garden.
Simon now turn his attention away from digital production to creating an acoustic record tinged with soul, sunshine and psych with the utmost attention to fidelity sound quality and song writing. This, with the help of a beautiful old Gibson guitar that Bert Jansch wanted to buy, the favoured electric piano of Dr John, a Strawberry Field’s Mellotron, and a plate reverb that took 5 men to lift…not to mention One Inch’s large collection of Vintage Neumann Microphones and
immaculate 1” tape machines produces a record that’s full of acoustic soul.
‘‘I’d say the songs are half wilful escapism and daydreaming and half exploring writing about
emotions, but trying not to fall into the pitfalls of sad‐song‐song. I go into song writing through a
love of melody but on this album I was definitely exploring lyrics as well. I wanted to express the
surreal and ridiculous part of me, part Ivor Cutler part Jonathan Richman.’’
The franco-english duo obsessed with the science of recording and the music of film scores. They make soundtracks for imaginary films. Psychological journeys full of romance and drama with the emphasis on vintage instruments, live performance and analogue recording techniques merged with DAW’s of today.
Late 60’s – early 70’s OST’s are obvious influences but seamlessly mixed with classical composition, in a way that never falls into pastiche. The Kramford Look will enchant fanatics from any genre.
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French artist lisbonne invites you into her lo-fi pop world with the release of her eponymous debut single on Wonderfulsound. The one girl band performs two songs for the forthcoming 7”, evoking 1960’s French Riviera cool.
‘Eden Plage’ is a reflection of lazy summer afternoons spent daydreaming about the seaside. ‘Tout Finit à Saint-Tropez’ is a sad ballad about lost innocence and heartbreak and sees lisbonne dueting with Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier.
FORMAT 7” / DL
A WONDERFULSOUND RELEASE
Simon Lord has currently been supporting Robyn Hitchcock on various gigs for his tour around the UK.
“One” is available to purchase at the Wonderfulsound shop. Vinyl LP comes with digital download.
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This limited edition 10” vinyl picks up where the debut release “1970” left off. The franco-english duo are back with a psychological journey full of romance and drama. Again the emphasis is on vintage instruments and live performance. Exploitation movie soundtrack influences are seamlessly mixed with classical composition, in a way that never falls into pastiche. This record will enchant fans everywhere of seventies library and film music. Each 10” Record includes a full hi-quality Digital Download.
Available at the Wonderfulsound SHOP or at your local vinyl retailer
A WONDERFULSOUND release
An excerpt from “Afternoon on Rat Island (Suite)”
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In 2011, John Stammers released his self titled debut LP on Wonderfulsound. An amalgamation of Folk, Jazz, Blues with Traditional British songwriting harping back to John’s influences of John Fahey, Bert Jansch and the like. Released as a DL, CD and a beautiful 100% analogue record with hand numbered sleeves to the transcription of 1” master tapes to the cutting lathe. The results are breathtaking & fulfilling Johns personal vison to making this LP a proper LP.
Electronic-tinged budget beat soulful pop influenced by the sun-dappled songsmiths of California old rocketed into the 21st century of samples & computers
Miles Copeland and DAN SOLO are currently putting the finishing touches to their next chapter …..
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