Ace of Space – Intermittent Transmissions


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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.

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

Ace of Space - All of Yesterday's TomorrowsAce of Space – All of Yesterday’s Tomorrows

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

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.

Jellyfish Video

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.

Best of Myspace

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.

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