TUNE Rodney Cromwell - Cassiopeia (The Leaf Library Remix)
Cassiopeia (The Leaf Library Remix) taken from the new five-track EP from Rodney Cromwell (released 11 November 2016) on Happy Robots Records www.happyrobots.co.uk
This beautifully restrained remix of ‘Cassiopeia’ sounds like Brian Eno collaborating with Galaxie 500 closes the 'Fax Message Breakup EP'.
ABOUT THE LEAF LIBRARY
The Leaf Library are guitarist Matt Ashton (formerly of Singing Adams and Peel favourites Saloon), singer Kate Gibson, bass player Gareth Jones and drummer / synth wizard Lewis Young. Live they are joined by guitarist Simon Nelson, also of the band Cosines. They make multi-layered, two chord drone pop, channeling the warm fuzz of Yo La Tengo, the spacious repetition of Talk Talk, and Movietone’s seaside melancholy to beautiful effect.
The band released their debut album Daylight Versions in 2015, a record of woozy love songs about meteorology and the incoming sea that Uncut described as “a charming debut, with songs soaked in atmospheres that conjure thoughts of hazy mists and setting suns”, and the Guardian called “a melancholy wonder”. Live they bring a volume and intensity to their performances that’s belied by the gentle drift of their records, with motorik drums busying themselves over a bed of constantly unfurling synth tones.
The ‘Fax Message Breakup’ EP will be available for digital download on November 11, 2016. The Rodney Cromwell album 'Age of Anxiety' is out now on CD and digitally. Both are released by Happy Robots Records and distributed by Cargo Records.