Save’s “Monsters And Fairies” is an abandoned hotel room located somewhere between England and Spain. It’s real for some while for others it’s just a fantasy. Who knows?
Its in this exact same place that the american singer/vocalist Craig Louis Higgins Jr. (Paranoid London/Mutado Pintado/Black Daniel), the australian singer/composer Saskia Sansom and the fench electronic music composer Marc Nguyen Tan (Colder) got together to record these songs during the year 2012. However some listeners will find interesting to know, that until today, the three of them have never actually met in person.
Four tracks from this experience are available now on limited 10” vinyl with original artwork by London artist Sara Pope.
Vinyl 10" £8.99 PV006
Ltd 10" on Peasant Vitality.
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- Monsters & Fairies by SAVE
I’d wondered what on earth had happened to the man from Colder. Well here is my answer - he is he is here teaming up with two other people (who have apparently never actually met) in order to produce a 10” of woozy electronic pop. There are four tracks in all and there is absolutely no doubting the Hype Williams influence on the first of them ‘Don’t Be Mad’. Over undulating electronic bleeps the man and woman trade vocals trying their best to sound like they’ve never sung anything in their life before.’Easy Walk and Talk’ goes down the Gil Scott Heron spoken word route and is nothing if not disconcerting.
Pop it over and ‘Rainy Monday’ is the most musical of the tracks - it has a laid back dub inflected lilt, more speaking sounds but when the lady voice comes in on the chorus its all sounding pre-tay sweet. The final effort is another unusual box of electronic tricks, musically understated but with some ad-hoc spoken rants. Interesting stuff.
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