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.
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!