Vincent Oliver is back with a new EP. Rather than doing the same ol`one sheet, we thought it more fun to hear a bit from the man himself:
CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT THE SONGS ON THE NEW EP?
‘BUCKETS OF HEN’S FEATHERS’:The title of the track is something my mother says when she burns her finger or something but doesn’t want to swear. When you do gigs far from home you meet lots of people. Girls. This song is about the trouble that girls have [being intimate] when I’m leaving the next morning.
‘I WANT IT ALL’I was lying on the couch at my parent’s house watching some [rubbish] on the TV at 4 or 5 in the morning when this melody/lyric popped into my head. I was getting extremely frustrated that I wasn’t in the biggest place doing the most dramatic thing with the best people. I have such an appetite. I was meant to re-write it but i didn’t.
‘HER DOORBELL’The sole sound source for this piece is a recording of the doorbell at number 6 Beverley Road, New Malden. It was recorded by Ol- ivia, She had been a good friend of mine for a few years, but I’d only recently started [being intimate]. The piece inadequately and awkwardly tries to reflect what it was like standing on her doorstep when I was waiting for her to answer.
‘CLUODS IN THE HAED’I found life a terrible struggle when I was young. I used to fantasize about being diagnosed with something terrible. Then I’d find out that I’d actually been coping pretty well, considering.
“..by all accounts Vincent Oliver is a name you should remember and perhaps bandy about if that’s what you like to do – ..For a first time release this is really on a very accomplished and thoughtful level. Well deserving of it’s beautiful packaging, this is a gentle epic that will whip up a quiet storm.” Warpmart, UK.
“Vincent Oliver creates kaleidoscopic music with touches of irony and full of purity that subtly reference a variety of inspirations” Trax Magazine.
“…Vincent Oliver puts forward a fluid intelligent electronica which will garner him respect from established artists” Popnews, France.
“…an insanely beautiful sound comparable to Slowdive’s Alison or the finest moments of Ulrich Schnauss. A fabulous start for a strange series, recommended.” Boomkat