VÖ: 17.02.2007
Label: My Kung Fu
Vertrieb: rough trade

Welcome inside the brilliant mind of Cassidy Phillips: a solo artist, known as Drone. He makes personal songs, ditties and groovy bassline workouts – sometimes funny, sometimes unsettling – with bleeps, strings, spoken word and the odd clattering beat. Drone is from Kidwelly, West Wales and colourformoney is his first full-length work.

Currently, young Mr Phillips’ favoured tool is a rather ancient piece of sound tracking software into which he crams his many musical ideas. Delightedly a collector and mangler of sounds, he permits the occasional happy accident. Indeed, the music is coated in glorious lo-fi warmth and crackle – the kind that our children raised on digital perfection (so-called), may never know. Unless Drone captures it!

Drone makes the most out of the least.

For proof, check the strings and sweetness of Waterlilies then the unexpected patchwork breakcore rush of Bellydance. Then we have the deliciously creepy Spiderhead, a dub song where squelchy aquatic noises give rise to looping and lolloping vocal refrains. You may wish to sing along.

Telephone is a heartwrenching vocal lament in magnetic eddy currents, while Etherheart is an intriguing autobiographical tale over music box melodies…

Beyond reasonable doubt then, you will find that colourformoney is a very special and rich set of tunes.

But did you suppose I would give away all the surprises that came from the mind of this unique artist? No, sir or madam. Plenty more.

01 Waterlilies | 02 Bellydance | 03 Hopscotch | 04 Spiderhead (Green Man) | 05 Ninny | 06 Telephone | 07 Cutting Teeth | 08 Etherheart | 09 Vintage Pt.i | 10 Vintage Pt.ii | 11 Plink Plink Plink

www.drone.me.uk www.my-kung-fu.com www.roughrtrade.de

Bitte schickt mir die Belegexemplare zu. Vielen Dank!
Denise Mayer, Schieferstr. 16, 65388 Bärstadt, 0174/1774147, denise@melodycat, www,melodycat.de

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