Ace of Space – Cluster
With tracks named ‘Peter Defeats The Death Ray’, ‘Alan’s Winter’ and ‘A Memory Palace’ many would be expecting Flaming Lips style weirdary from Ace of Space and in a certain respect it is. It’s oddball, fantastical, slightly prog, only it’s electronica rather than psychedelic pop.
There’s pacey, 80/90’s dance floor filling numbers like the aforementioned ‘Peter Defeats The Death Ray’ (which was recently played on BBC 6 Introducing… by Tom Robinson), ‘Bruce McLean’ and ‘A Memory Palace’ alongside slower, down tempo Eno and Boards of Canada style tracks like ‘Jellyfish’, the connotations of the track name combining with the meandering music to take you on a journey through the oceans, ‘10th of June’ and ‘Pleasure or Regret’ where a clean guitar floats about on top of soothing bleeps and beats.
This video comes to you via the Bluebird Project in America. We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to them for taking time to listen and for creating what was the first Ace of Space video from the album Cluster.
2008 was a busy year for Ace of Space, writing a number of new tunes and learning new technologies that culminated in ‘Cluster’, an album available both as download and limited CD.
The track Jellyfish has featured on many UK top podcasts shows including iZZiE Voodoo’s ‘Voodoo Quota Show’ and Rowley’s ‘DarkCompass’ and ‘Made in the UK’.
“an absolutely lovely old school electronica sound” Rowley (DarkCompass).
Early in 2008 a transcription was made of ‘A Warm Place’ from Nine Inch Nails 1994 album ‘The Downward Spiral’ for Roy Mugwe’s 2008 documentary film ‘A Safer Place’. This led to Ace of Space’s Paul Le Hat providing original music for the short independent film ‘Disconnected’.
In between all this activity time was also found to remix ‘Red Dress’, a Dragonhead song from the album ‘Slipstream Science’.
Paul Le Hat – Guitars and other machines
Produced by Ace of Space and mixed at SR2
Mastered by Geoff Peg
Dedicated to Eric.