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.

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 10

 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album - Magick, Music and Ritual 10 Ace of Space tracks Lording it up in a World Full of Weirdos from the up coming album A Gentler World and Heugh Lighthouse from Headland appear on The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 10.

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the one and only album release for 2014 from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, was released at the Autumnal Equinox, Sun in Libra, 2014, with 26 tracks and over 2 hours of music by 21 artists, new and returning voices, and some tracks exclusive to the Hermetic Library and this anthology.

hermetic.com/anthology/album/magick-music-and-ritual-10

Headland V (Video)

Ace of Space – Headland V

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.

No Nostalgia.

thisishartlepool.co.uk/attractions/theheadland.asp

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

E mare ex industria

Credits
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

Please support independent music artists, if you like what hear please consider buying this track directly from:
aceofspace.bandcamp.com/album/headland

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.

AoYT Review

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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.

Nic Wright

Source: http://www.bunkeruk.com/manifesto/cd-reviews/426-ace-of-space-all-of-yesterdays-tomorrows

Eyeseesound.tv Review

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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.

Update 2012: Sadly, the site has ceased operation. You can listen to the mixtape here.

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.

Best Of Myspace Nomination

Gill MillsThank you to all and sundry who nominated us for the Best of Myspace.com Podcast. The track ‘Jellyfish’ appears on best of myspace 85. Thanks Gill Mills, we can understand the Tales of the Unexpected reference and dark bubbling synths, but marsh gas!? That must of been sherry inspired. Chin, chin. ;o)

Don’t forget peeps to vote for ‘Jellyfish’ to go forward for a play in Gill’s NME radio show on Sundays 4-6 GMT.