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Radar

Taken from their critically acclaimed third album ‘Everyone Was A Bird’, ‘Radar’ is the new single from Grasscut, the duo of Andrew Phillips and Marcus O’Dair.  Literally, and metaphorically, about the search for illumination ‘Radar’ was written by Phillips on a clear cold night in a forest in mid Wales, whilst lights from both across the estuary and the ancient stars above flickered through the trees, and borrows its title and chorus line ‘the world is dark as radar’ from American poet George Oppen.

 

Featuring propulsive drums, intense Moog bass, clipped pizzicato strings that ping like photons from Geese and vocals from Elisabeth Nygård and Andrew Phillips, Radar is a highlight of an album described as “inspiring “ by The Wire and “thoughtful  and beautifully reflective” by Electronic Sound. Accompanying the original is a remix by noted New Zealand born composer and violinist, and former member of the Durutti Column,John  Metcalfe who carefully deconstructs the song, teasing apart each individual element allowing us to immerse ourselves in each individual note.

PRESS PRAISE FOR ‘EVERYONE WAS A BIRD’

“As much an all-encompassing art piece as it is  a pop record, EWAB would make the perfect  accompaniment  to  an  afternoon  flat  on  your back  at  a  sun-strafed  festival this summer” – Q

“Inspiring” – The Wire

“Thoughtful and beautifully reflective” – Electronic Sound

“Beautifully simple music – as experimental as it’s pop-oriented” – The Irish Times

“it’s all as accessible as the countryside, with a sweeping sense of the arcadian in the grandly  arranged  Cinematic  Orchestra-  style  climax to  ‘Fallswater’,  and  ‘Red  Kite’s nostalgic heightening flights of fancy.” – Uncut

‘Really beautiful, I love it… Gorgeous.’ – Stuart Maconie, BBC 6music

“by doing more with less, Everyone Was A Bird soars” – The Quietus

“An organic, naturalistic sound, a kind of galloping, robust folk music, a summoning of Romantic sentiment through modern orchestration” – The 405

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PRESS PRAISE FOR ‘EVERYONE WAS A BIRD’

“As much an all-encompassing art piece as it is  a pop record, EWAB would make the perfect  accompaniment  to  an  afternoon  flat  on  your back  at  a  sun-strafed  festival this summer” – Q

“Inspiring” – The Wire

“Thoughtful and beautifully reflective” – Electronic Sound

“Beautifully simple music – as experimental as it’s pop-oriented” – The Irish Times

“it’s all as accessible as the countryside, with a sweeping sense of the arcadian in the grandly  arranged  Cinematic  Orchestra-  style  climax to  ‘Fallswater’,  and  ‘Red  Kite’s nostalgic heightening flights of fancy.” – Uncut

‘Really beautiful, I love it… Gorgeous.’ – Stuart Maconie, BBC 6music

“by doing more with less, Everyone Was A Bird soars” – The Quietus

“An organic, naturalistic sound, a kind of galloping, robust folk music, a summoning of Romantic sentiment through modern orchestration” – The 405

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