Correlations are Neil Hale and Stuart Cullen (aka Pilote).
Hailing from Brighton and Frome they have made a wonderful record which is a genre defining mix of electronics, acid, psyche and acoustic folk. With vocoders.
Neil and Stuart have been releasing music under various guises for several years. Stuart’s last Pilote LP “The Slowdown” garnered much acclaim and radio play particularly across BBC Radio 6 Music shows including Lauren Laverne.
“Before The Heat” draws on electronic influences from a broad range of artists such as Cluster/Harmonia/Ashra and other favourites such as Felt, Nick Drake and classic psych-folk loner, Gary Higgins. The record was mixed with the assistance of old friend Simon James from The Simon Sound and Black Channels who have previously released a massively successful 10” EP on Death Waltz records.
All songs written by N. Hale & S, Cullen
Production, Synths, Vocoder, Piano, Electric & Bass Guitar, Glockenspiel, Percussion by N. Hale. Acoustic Guitar by S. Cullen.
Vocals by K.Kelly.
Co-Mixed & Additional Production by S. James.
Mastered by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio.
Photography by Gary Sanders.
Design by Marc Sibley.
Thanks also to Colin, Pabs & James, Andy, Buzzcrew.
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