Bandcamp have a selection of great new players for your favourite music on their website which can be found via the ‘Share / Embed’ underneath the album artwork. Here is one of ours (Click image to play) :
Pontop Pike (take 2) from Intermittent Transmissions
The mast was built in 1953 and its construction was brought forward by the BBC so that people in North East England could watch the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II live on the 405-line television system VHF then in use in the UK. Test transmissions from a low-power temporary aerial began on Monday, 20 April 1953, and the first programmes were transmitted on Friday, 1 May 1953, in plenty of time for the Coronation on 2 June. UHF transmissions (625 line colour) began in 1966 and the VHF television signal was switched off in 1985.
Ace Of Space – Headland
This is the latest album by Ace Of Space which is Paul Le Hat’s cinematic electronica music project. To him his music is about “capturing the moment, just like taking a photograph or snapshot, in musical terms” which is a beautiful way to think of music we think.
Back to his latest album, just as the name suggests ‘Ace of Space’ this musical endeavour is something out of the ordinary – by this I mean it is a fusing of mellow beats overladen with various electronic musical machines that make each song sound ‘Space’ like.
It has to be said rather than the harsh rapid sound you would expect from electronic music this album is very calming from the atmospheric feel it creates through the use of echoing guitar riffs and sweeping soundscapes. It is one for those who love the old electronica sound from the sixties.
This is a suite of short pieces dedicated to and inspired by the memories of a place in my life. 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.
E mare ex industria
Released December 2012
Paul Le Hat – Guitars and other machines
Produced by Ace of Space and mixed at SR2
Mastered by Geoff Peg
Original footage is from the Michael Purves Collection and can be found in its original form here: youtube.com/watch?v=SOchdv8B9ew
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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.
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E mare ex industria
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.
One man band Ace of Space’s ‘All of Yesterday’s Tomorrows’ long player opens with ‘New Ways to Travel in Style, Comfort and Luxury’, a bustling techno track with a spooky Middle Eastern vibe. What follows is an eleven track foray into an electronic, atmospheric haze, with a generically unusual line in classic rock guitar riffs and ethnically inspired samples that elevate it above the its spacey electronic peers. 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.
Paul Le Hat sent us an email asking us to listen to his music. It happens. Though this time we were pleasantly surprised. In fact, so much so that we asked him if he’d do a mix tape for us, which he did and it is on the next page.
What I like about Ace of Space’s take on electronic music is the use of real instruments. Sure, it’s a one man band, but one who knows more than just how to push buttons and hit keys. There’s a lot of harking back to the progish era of years gone by, which is never a bad thing. I can’t help but think of Ozric Tentacles or Tangerine Dream when I listen to the album. Not that it sounds specifically like either of them, but rather offers up a similar vibe for me.
At it’s heart it is a classic instrumental rock album with eastern influences meshed together with electronica, techno and a dash of breakbeat. And it does it all well. Faceless music only breathes when it comes with a little bit of soul. And this one breathes nicely.