Ace of Space – A Gentler World

Paul Le Hat – Guitars, Keyboard, Drums, and other machines.
With guest Mike Barclay – Bass, Rhythm Guitar.*
All tracks by Paul Le Hat except track 3 Paul Le Hat / Mike Barclay.
Recorded at The House of Veils, Northumberland and Room 12, The Bunker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Mixed by Big G and Ace of Space.
Mastered by Geoff Peg at Halcyon Associates.
North Shore, Hartlepool photographed by Paul Le Hat.
CD Page 2, top left Instagram by Jordan Smith. Bottom left photo by Emma Hall.

These original sound recordings may contain sporadic samples from radio and ambient sound on location in the North East of England.

Thank You to The People Who Know:
Rachel, Craig, Colin, Timm and Tracey’s Mirsadeghi Tribe, The Bunker, Big G, Jan and Rose, Olivia, Tim and Tan’s Clan, Graeme Philliskirk, Christine B, Alan Reed, John and Linzi, Henry, Jack, Fred Fowler, John at The Other Record Shop, Ben and Sue in Hartlepool, Liam Williams, Barry Hyde, Siobhan McCollum, Golara at NGCA, Jeff Butterfield, Roy and Fe, Mike Barclay, Martin McFadden, John Tobler at Road Goes on Forever Records, Steve Gibbons, and all at Bad Robot UK. We dedicate this collection to the memory of Roy Mugwe, John Little (The Other Record Shop, Hartlepool) and Richard ‘Dickie’ Hammond (Leatherface, Stokoe, HDQ, Medictation).

© Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat 2015.
℗ Published By Maori Music : PRS For Music CAE / IPI 159804347
All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.

Advertisements

Ace of Space – Intermittent Transmissions


Click on image to play or pause.

With the passage of time comes responsibilities, not only with one self but with other people. Increasingly, in a world moving faster and faster towards information overload, mass observation by governments, environmental degradation, the steady collapse of 20th century capitalism and warped media saturation, some of the human race are trying to reassess and realign themselves with what is important to living in the post modern era.

This is not disillusionment, this is not nostalgia, this is not regression, this is not the age of Aquarius, and most definitely not a new religion in any shape or form. Still we must learn from the past and at the same time learn to confine our prejudices to history. Who wants to live in a new dark age? Who wants to live like skeletons? If we are to truly communicate it could be with a broader, more universal outlook in mind in a world without borders, without hierarchy, without kings or queens, without secrecy at any level.

So far it is working, but the transmissions are intermittent.

The Miller Man.

Credits

Paul Le Hat – Guitars and other machines.
All compositions by Paul Le Hat.
Recorded at The House of Veils in Northumberland.
Mixed by Geoff Peg and Ace of Space.
Mastered by Geoff Peg for Halcyon Associates.
Pontop Pike, Co. Durham, photographed by John-Paul Stephenson.

These original sound recordings may contain sporadic samples from radio and ambient sample sounds recorded in the Northeast of England.

http://aceofspace.bandcamp.com

© Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat 2013
Published by Maori Music Publishing UK 2013.
All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.

Thank You to the People Who Know:
Rachel, Craig, Colin, Timm and Tracey’s Mirsadeghi Tribe, The Minch, Karen, John at The Other Record Shop (RIP), Ben and Sue in Hartlepool, Kenny at The Bunker, Gary Alderson (The G), Jen, Jan and Rose, Olivia, Tim and Tan, Graeme Philliskirk, Christine B, Alan Reed, John and Linzi, Henry, Jack, Fred Fowler, Siobhan McCallum, Frank Styles, Pauline and Ged, Nigel and B, Pheobe, Graham and Jane, Golara at NGCA, Jeff Butterfield, Roy and Fe, Mike Barclay, John Tobler at Road Goes on Forever Records, Steve Gibbons, and the people at Bad Robot UK.

Headland

This is a suite of short pieces dedicated to and inspired by the memories of a place in my life. No nostalgia. To my relatives and friends who lived and worked in old Hartlepool, a place on the North East coast of England commonly known as the Headland.

Available only from bandcamp as a Pay What You Want download:
http://aceofspace.bandcamp.com/album/headland

http://www.stanlaundon.com/heruteu.html

www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/attractions/theheadland.asp

E mare ex industria

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour, the third collection of songs from Ace of Space was initially inspired by The Red Copy Book of William Beckworth and his travels as a young man in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. Ace of Space’s Grand Tour is also a journey of imagination and memory of travelling throughout the European mainland. In some cases it is also a wish list of things to do in life, landscape painting anyone?

Available for download worldwide.

All of Yesterday’s Tomorrows

An eleven track foray into an electronic, atmospheric haze, with a generically unusual line in classic rock guitar riffs and ethnically inspired samples. Short, individual bursts of sweeping cinematic visions, ranging from eclectic sixties chill-out tracks to racing, sci-fi nightmares, this record is a mesmerising collection of intricately plotted mini soundscapes.

‘Lilly’s Theremin’ is inspired by the documentary Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, its inventor Léon Theremin and one of the first virtuoso players of the instrument, Clara Rockmore. There is intrigue, mystery and espionage in the spy theme ‘Agent Brilleaux’ and is dedicated to Lee Brilleaux, the former lead singer of Dr. Feelgood. And continuing to pay homage to other musical influences Ace of Space tackle Barry Gray’s TV theme from ‘The Persuaders’.

Available now from Bandcamp here.

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.

http:/soundcloud.com/aceofspace