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Europa 51

Abstractions

Lo Recordings are happy to bring you a new project from Stereolab-ers Andy Ramsay and Simon Johns with musical compadre Steve Russell and a host of guests including the late Mary Hansen of Stereolab on vocals.

 

The team also includes Marcus Holdaway, John Bennett and Dominic Murcott from High Llamas. Dominic Jeffery of Stereolab who also plays in legendary songwriter Lee Hazelwood’s touring band, jazz bass player Simon Thorpe who has worked with Carlene Anderson and Bobby Wellins, and classical harpist Celine Saout. Guy Fixsen from Laika mixed the final recordings.

 

 

And the result, as you would expect, is something like Sun Ra meets Stereolab at a folk convention, or Van Dyke Parks producing The Incredible String Band maybe…

 

Ultimately it?s as unusual as you would hope and as accomplished as you would expect.

 

Andy Ramsay has worked with High Llamas, Add N to (X), Turn On and Splitting the Atom as well as Stereolab. Simon also fronts his own psychedelic rock group Imitation Electric Piano. Steve Russell is a classically trained composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist.

 

The multimedia CD contains the twenty-five minute short film “Top Ten of Everything? by the film production company Shapeshifter featuring the original score by Europa 51 and the video for the track “Four Steps in the Sun”.

Please take the time to listen to and enjoy this record and let us know what you think.

 

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