Guy Andrews, the London based musician renowned for creating dark, atmospheric music has premiered the first single – ‘Fjell’ – from his upcoming new album, ‘Tåke’ forthcoming on Houndstooth. The single, premiered on Dummy Magazine, is a marriage between Guy’s post-rock and techno influences, played out over six and a half beautiful minutes.
“I was inspired to write Fjell by walking up a mountain in Wales called Cadair Idris,” Andrews told Dummy over email. “Each section in the song’s arrangement reflects the stages of challenge the mountain presents, and the sense of reward you get from reaching certain points. This experience resonates closely to what inspired my new album, ‘Tåke’. It was a hike in Norway that gave me inspiration to write music that captures the sense of accomplishment you get from exploring new places and taking yourself out of your comfort zone. Each track is a mini documentary of thought processes and experiences inspired by my recent adventures. Fjell is a track that moulds two key musical influences of mine together: post-rock and techno. I wanted to see if I could find a middle ground that retained enough familiarity between both genres. Getting the two genres to fuse together sonically was the most exciting part of writing this.”
Listen to Guy Andrews’ inspired remix of Archive’s “Driving In Nails “ premiered by Clash Magazine.
A startlingly inventive re-work, it retains the intensity of the original while adding daring new shades.
Erased Tapes & Houndstooth have teamed up for a special Record Store Day release from Guy Andrews & Masayoshi Fujita.
The original 27 minute piece ‘Needle Six’ was an improvised session by Guy & the vibraphone supremo, Fujita, for the BBC Radio 3 ‘Late Junctions’ show.
If you’re not lucky enough to get a copy on Record Store Day the release will otherwise be out from 6th May.
You can catch a 5 minute section of the performance below, from Maida Vale Studios.
LittleBig agency welcomes Guy Andrews on board. An exciting new addition to the Fabric label, Houndstooth. Guy’s album ‘Our Spaces’ will be released on the label in March 2016.
Check the video, premiered by Red Bull, for ‘Nokken’s Song’ from the album, below.