Back To Mine Offering From The Guillemots.
It's been a busy year for Back to Mine with Mercury Rev, Royksopp and more recently Bugz in the Attic all making their individual marks on this acclaimed series. For this last release of the year Back to Mine finds itself being nurtured in the more than capable hands of Guillemots.
The Mercury Music Prize and Brit award nominees unleash a melting pot of musical genres and a stirring collection of their personal influences and inspirations. Like many of the Back to Mine releases the track list often introduces the listener to previously undiscovered talent and this collection is no different. Contained on this hour long odyssey are notable lo-fi recordings from legends of their craft Sonic Youth and Daniel Johnston, a beautiful re-interpretation of The Beatles 'And I Love Her' by Esther Phillips. Earthly electronic delights come in the shape of Four Tet, Bjork and Amon Tobin with Roots Manuva dropping the proverbial hip hop bomb. Lauren Laverne even makes an appearance under her Kenickie guise with nothing short of a great slice of pop. Cartola and Tartit see the band delving into different corners of the World whilst Buffalo Springfield and Sandy Denny add two masterpieces, the latter being the perfect end to this little soiree and often praised as the singers greatest work.
So there you have it, an hour in the company of Guillemots do with it what you will but enjoy it none the less. Tracklisting 1. Sonic Youth 'Providence' 2. Roots Manuva 'Witness (1 Hope)' 3. Fourtet 'A Joy' 4. Joan As Police Woman 'The Ride' 5. Esther Phillips 'And I Love Him' 6. Daniel Johnston 'Speeding Motorcycle' 7. Kenickie 'I Would Fix You' 8. Tartit 'Eha Ehenia' 9. Bjork 'All Neon Like' 10. Amon Tobin 'Reanimator' 11. Charles Mingus 'Tensions' 12. The Supremes 'My World Is Empty Without You' 13. Liars 'The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack' 14. Cartola 'Preciso Me Encontrar' 15. Raphael Saadiq 'Still Ray' 16. Buffalo Springfield 'Expecting To Fly' 17. Sandy Denny 'No End (Solo Piano Version)'