Field Harmonics, the electronic pop project of epic45’s Rob Glover, has provided the soundtrack to a trailer for a major new exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The trailer features the track Happenstance, which appears on the debut FH album Walls, slated for a June 2013 release on Wayside & Woodland.
Metropolis: Reflections On A Modern City is an exhibition that brings together work by 25 contemporary internaional artists, and includes digital projection, painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media installation. The exhibition runs from 23rd March – 23rd June 2013 at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
The trailer is edited by Chris Keenan, who previously produced the video for the epic45 track We Were Never Here — and who will be working with Rob in the spring on a new video for Field Harmonics.
Ben and Rob from epic45 last year donned their producer hats to work with Birmingham’s kings of synth post-rock, Avrocar, on a mini-album called Summer Blonde. The album’s eight songs are improvised sketches, referencing the psychedelic side of Krautrock, harmonious 60s pop and lethargic post-punk. Avrocar member Antony Harding, better known as the leading light in July Skies, has collaborated with Ben and Rob on many occasions over the years, most recently on the track Ghosts I Have Known, on epic45’s Weathering album. Via the links below you can stream samples of the tracks on Summer Blonde from the Orre Records Soundcloud page and buy the absolutely beautifully-packaged 12″ vinyl.
To celebrate the release as a digital download of epic45’s Steps To Further Winter, Ben Holton from the band his given a special interview about the album to the epic45 Facebook page. Ben offers track by track comments and insight on what is a fascinating collection of epic45 outtakes, rarities and lost classics. Check the links below to read the interview and download the album.