Originally released as a limited 10” vinyl on French label Monopsone as the Fragments EP, 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.
Limited Edition 6 track CD EP in jewel case packaging will be released and shipped on Monday 3rd February 2014.
The digital version will be released on the same day via our Bandcamp page and the usual online retailers.
4. Ideas As Opiates
5. Monument (ISAN remix)
6. Monument II (ft. Ian Crause)
Limited to 500 copies worldwide.
Pre-order* your CD EP now for just £6
*Pre-orders will ship on 03/02/14
We are also launching the EP along with a visually stunning video for the lead track by Ben Lankester, who previously produced amazing videos for epic45 songs ‘Summers First Breath‘ and ‘Ghosts on Tape‘. A massive thank you to everyone involved in this shoot, the end result was beyond what we could have imagined.
Director: Ben Lankester
DP: Matt Shaw
Focus Puller/1st AC: Mike Linforth
Steadicam: Doug Walshe
2nd AC: Henry Keep
Dancer: Rosie Terry
Costume Designer: Silja Manninen
Editor: Ben Lankester
Grade: James Tillett
As an extra thank you from Wayside and Woodland, we are offering a 10% discount on all releases in our online shop** until Xmas.
Simply use the code XMAS13 at the checkout for redeem the discount.
(**excluding epic45 – Monument ep)
Have a fantastic Xmas and New Year from all the team here at W&W, and thanks for all the support in 2013….much more to come next year!