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Tales From The Hill -  The Story.....

Tracks

 

‘Prelude: Summers Lament’ Written on the hill many moons ago, this is a melancholy farewell to the summer, which is kind of what we celebrate on the hill.  Urban country, electro, folk style.

 

‘Sorcery’ is the story of a mystical experience that happened to me whilst sitting by the fire alone on the hill. I was having a very deep, meditative moment with my eyes closed and when I opened them, there was a feeling of a presence around me. The circular firepit was changing shape, everything else had an aura around it like the Ready Brek man and some ‘things’ flew out of the night past me at high speed. It was a powerful and slightly scary moment as if magic was happening before my eyes and all around me.

‘Max Branning on Drugs’ was originally entitled ‘Wales weird trip’ and was written the day after a truly bizarre night on the hill in 2012. I’d had a curry before we took the shrooms and all I could see when I closed my eyes was a washing machine with fire inside it.  After a while, I realised that this represented my stomach which was in agony from the mixture of spices and mushroom tea. 

The whole night was crazy.  Evil faces flying through the night giving me the Vs, the spirit of a Scottish fisherwoman in the bog.  All manner of insanity was in the air that night.

The twisted synths, off key beats and juxtaposition between frantic and calm represent the unnerving, edgy time that was had. Rumbling, warped bass lines disorientate you, sinister seagull cries and needle like synth stabs lead you to uneasy moments of calm before throwing you back into the unpredictable madness.  The samples are from EastEnders and seemed apt for the track and are quite comical.

'Throw your CDs away'  is one of my favourite tracks on the EP. It was originally written on the hill circa 2011, but the original file became corrupted and the track was lost.  It was rescued in 2019 for this project. 

Throw your CDs away’s psychedelic edge is inspired by the fluctuating waves of consciousness that you can sometimes experience when tripping. 

 

Bursts of intensity, calm, light and dark. Detuned analog chords and 8-bit stabs give this track an immediate vibe. Reverse synth strikes punctuate the rolling subs and gurgling bass, whilst amen breaks and filthy hoover stabs subtly sneak in to add drama. The classic 303 arpeggio brings the authentic 90s trippy vibe. The sample comes from a documentary about cannabis psychosis.

'Throw your CDs away'  is one of my favourite tracks on the EP. It was originally written on the hill circa 2011, but the original file became corrupted and the track was lost.  It was rescued in 2019 for this project. 

Throw your CDs away’s psychedelic edge is inspired by the fluctuating waves of consciousness that you can sometimes experience when tripping. 

 

Bursts of intensity, calm, light and dark. Detuned analog chords and 8-bit stabs give this track an immediate vibe. Reverse synth strikes punctuate the rolling subs and gurgling bass, whilst amen breaks and filthy hoover stabs subtly sneak in to add drama. The classic 303 arpeggio brings the authentic 90s trippy vibe. The sample comes from a documentary about cannabis psychosis.

'Black Magic' is inspired by this year’s mushroom season Written in London after a magical, early season visit to the hill with a friend, where we observed an incredible Chinese dragon display by the clouds and the Harvest Moon and cloud patterns that would make you weep.  A week later I returned and experienced some sky magic that almost blew my mind.  I’m still searching for the phenomena, but the others tell me I was just tripping….

Black Magic is straight up Junglist business. Sinister strings lead to female vocals which will have you questioning whether they are backwards or forwards. Tension builds to a big drop with rave stabs and haunting vocals guiding you out into space.  Tearout stuff for the mind and feet.

‘Let the Bass kick’ was written back in 2009.  Originally entitled Wooden Leg, it started with me just experimenting with some off-key beats and spacious effects which lead to this aggressive but laid-back banger. 

Syncopated bass lines draw you into the trance, whilst twangy snares fly around you, disappearing into the night. Space abounds. Tribal shamanic rattles and 808 drops take you away as you gaze into the pixelating flames of the fire and the outro leaves you dangling in the vacuum of space.