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This EP presents 4 covers of Grouper, Nick Drake, Broadcast and Red Krayola/Spacemen 3.

Those tracks were mainly selected to be played and accompanied by the Bright Light Orchestra, specially assembled for this occasion.

So, we're happy to bring you these recordings and warmly thank you for listening to it, loud and in deep stereo!
O & the B/L/O.

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released July 22, 2017

This recording was performed in Low-Res by Olive Is The Sun & The Bright Light Orchestra.

The B/L/O features:
- FredLucano on cello
- LaurentLetourmy on flute
- Olive on echo and mixing

The tracks are:
*'Vital', written by Liz Harris, recorded on 'The Man Who Died in His Boat', and released in 2013 on Kranky Records.
** 'Cello Song', written by Nick Drake, recorded on 'Five Leaves Left', and released in 1969 on Island Records.
***'Black Cat', written by Trish Keenan & James Cargill, recorded on 'Tender Buttons', and released in 2005 on Warp Records.
****'Transparent Radiation', originally written by Mayo Thompson, Frederick Barthelme and Steve Cunningham, recorded on 'The Parable of Arable Land', and released in 1967 on International Artists. And brightly covered by Spacemen 3 on 'The Perfect Prescription' released in 1987 on Glass Records.


The B/L/O played on Cello Song** and Transparent Radiation****.
LLT added some flute on Vital* (...but he doesn't know it!).
Olive played the guitars, the echoes, the voices & the percussions.

All tracks were recorded between April and May 2017, and mixed in June at New Blood studio in Paris by Olive.
The B/L/O sessions were recorded and conducted by Olive, in June in Paris and Montreuil.
The tracks were mastered with fine taste, by Warren Hildebrand in New York at FIF/OT studios in July 2017.

The sleeve art is assembling & treating the original album covers and was done by hOP2017.

Thanks Fred and Laurent for the B/L/O sessions, Warren for the sparkling mastering treatment, Mackie & Shure for the delicate miking & GB for the plain technique!

This is warmly dedicated to Grouper, Nick Drake, Broadcast & Spacemen 3, ones of my favorite references.

In Extatic Covers We Trust!

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Track Name: Vital*, The Grouper Cover
Vital
Vital
vital by the wall
vital by the stairs
these are the feelings in me
these are the feelings that hold together in shape
searching in my soul
that walking in places
making room for whatever moves in me

vital
vital
is there really anything that isn"t thought of
look into and see a flash of ideas
there's got to be something other than to live this way forever
because all of these insights are weighing me down

vital
vital
vital
vital
is there really anything that isn"t thought of
look into and see a flash of ideas
there's got to be something other than to live this way forever
because all these insights are weighing me down
Track Name: Cello Song**, The Nick Drake Cover
Strange face
With your eyes
So pale and sincere
Underneath you know well
You have nothing to fear
For the dreams that came
To you when so young
Told of a life
Where spring is sprung

You would seem so frail
In the cold of the night
When the armies of emotion
Go out to fight
But while the earth
Sinks to it’s grave
You sail to the sky
On the crest of a wave

So forget this cruel world
Where I belong
I’ll just sit and wait
And sing my song
And if one day you should see me in the crowd
Lend a hand and lift me
To your place in the cloud
Track Name: Black Cat***, The Broadcast Cover
Sapphire her burning eyes
Model euphonic paradigms
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser

Shadowing masonic verve
Follows the pharaoh and the worm
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser

Mirror mirror on the wall
Into the purring night you call
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser

Awkwardness happening
Awkwardness happening
Track Name: Transparent Radiation****, The Red Krayola/Spacemen 3 Cover
Selfless man slip by my side
Uttering words about the turning tide, and
She slowly furnishes my continuous ride
Towards insanitary bits of hide
Hair quite long and lavender-dyed
Split nostrils are green open wide
Velvet breasts with crimson legs astride
Uttering words about a turning tide
And she asks me can I ever provide
Transparent radiation
Transparent radiation
Oh, radiation
Transparent radiation

My liquid head open to the rain
I walk through a bushel and a peck of grain
I hear in my ear a hurricane
And speak to the man about a train
Touch with my hand an aeroplane
Eyes wide open on the coast of Maine
Red signs outside which I contain
Some sensuality that I can't explain, ah
Some sensuality that I can't explain
Transparent radiation
Transparent radiation
Oh, radiation
Transparent radiation

Tables bearing the fruits of Lent
Styrofoam people quite violent
Clear light blowing right out of my tent
Ozone over our continent
Expert men not knowing what they meant
They all eat babies for nourishment
Funny bird with her forehead bent
Slogans tell me that I can rent
Ah, yes they tell me that I can rent
Transparent radiation
Transparent radiation
Oh, radiation
Transparent radiation

Uttering words about a turning tide
Some sensuality that I can't explain
Transparent radiation
Transparent radiation
Oh, radiation
Transparent radiation

O-zone over our continent
Yes, they're tellin' me that I can rent
Transparent radiation
Oh, radiation