Here are my favourites from the last ten years of Claremont 56.
Four Hands construct sleepy tides of strings and electronics. Phil Mison makes the Okinawa Delays sound like Japanese angels. FreshRo! stir to gentle tablas. Mudd works his magic on the acoustic strum and violin of Shane MacGowan`s Post-Pogues band, The Popes. Holger Czukay`s seminal tape and shortwave experiment, My Persian Love, gets the three Rs: Remixed, Remastered, Reissued. Holger and partner, U-She, collaborate with Ben & Paul (Smith & Murphy) as Bison. For Beat Poetry and Doors-inspired Noir-Rock. U-She sings in French. Yet manages to conjure the decadence of Christopher Isherwood`s Weimar Republic Berlin. In Dub. Rheinlust make sweet modern Motorik microtones. Cos / Mes transform Torn Sail`s plea for alternatives and tolerance into cybernetic bubblebath. A Deep Space Cosmic jungle that borrows from Quiet Village. Both Martin Denny`s Exotica and Joel & Matt Edwards` ambient excursions. Paqua do a Batteaux Brothers with their blue-eyed Soul. Mudd & Pollard pair-up for an orchestrated mix of Stop Bajon and Hamilton Bohannon. Smith & Mudd`s Errogie is funky Folk recorded on the banks of Loch Mhor. Their 24 / 7 sees them invoke Summer. And The Smiths` Cemetery Gates.
Four Hands – Hizou – 2010
Okinawa Delays – Nariyama Ayagu – 2017
FreshRo – Pacific State – 2010
The Popes – Bastards (Mudd Mix) – 2010
Holger Czukay – My Persian Love (Remix) – 2010
Bison – Way To LA – 2010
Holger Czukay & U-She – La Premiere (Garden) – 2012
Fursattl – Rheinlust – 2012
Torn Sail – Birds (Cos Mes Remix) – 2011
Paqua – The Visitor – 2012
Smith & Mudd – Errogie – 2016
Mudd & Pollard – Mawson`s Walk – 2013
Smith & Mudd – 24-7 – 2008