TUNE Alma - The Lighthouse (Tom Hodge - Rebuild)
ALMA is a London-based ambient group formed in 2014 and fronted by songwriter Pete Lambrou. Their entire self-titled debut album has been reworked track-by-track by various nefarious post-rock and experimental characters as detailed below:
1. ‘While Nothing’ (Message To Bears remix)
2. ‘The Lighthouse’ (Tom Hodge rebuild)
3. ‘To The Stars’ (Charlie Barnes remix)
4. ‘If You Believed You Were An Island’ (Oli Axel remix)
5. ‘The Gardener’ (Evolv remix)
6. ‘The Great Escape’ (Noemi Bolojan remix)
7. ‘Cosmonaut’ (Neil Milton remix)
"We'd always liked the idea of having different versions of ALMA tracks," they explain. "For example the live versions are different to the album, and even then there's different live versions depending on whether we've got the strings or not (or whether Pete can work his loopstation at the time...). So the 'Reworkings And Remixes' mini album is the next natural progression for our debut. We've been huge fans of each 'reworker' for a long time, it's inspiring and really interesting to see where other people take each song.
"We'd also been planning a collaboration of some sort with Tom Hodge for the past year, being huge fans of Piano Interrupted and Second Moon of Winter, so it made sense to kick it all off with Tom's version of 'The Lighthouse'."
'Alma create a shimmering soundscape of delicate ethereal beauty'
- The Independent
Alma headline London Lexington on October 31st prior to heading out on a European tour to tie in with the relese of their 'Reworks' Album and the reissue of their splendidly slow-burning ‘ALMA’ debut album – originally released last summer – on limited edition vinyl on November 4th.
October 30th – Stag & Hounds, Bristol, UK
October 31st – Lexington, London, UK (+ Steve Strong + Natalie Evans)
November 9th - Druckluft Oberhausen, Germany
November 10th - W2, Den Bosch, Netherlands
November 11th – Telegraph, Leipzig, Germany
November 12th - Mozg Club, Warsaw, Poland
November 13th - LAS, Poznan, Poland
November 14th - NoD, Prague, Czech
November 16th – De Guude Wellen, Luxembourg
November 17th - La Gravière, Geneva, Switzerland
November 18th – Les Lectures Aleatoires, Bordeaux, France
November 19th - KAOM Festival, Mogambo, San Sebastian, Spain
November 20th - Mami Txula, Bayonne, France
November 26th – The Firebug, Leicester, UK (White Noise Festival)