Currently celebrating 20 years piloting the revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They’re called Lost Horizons, and though neither of them have strictly beenlost,their stunning debut album, Ojalá, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties.
“It must feel like fun, never a chore, and it had to be improvised,” Raymonde explains of the album. "If it never became a record, it didn’t matter. It was all about recapturing that
feeling when you’re 15, making music with friends."
Lost Horizons are set to play the iconic 100 Club, 19 November.
DOG IN THE SNOW
Dog In The Snow is the moniker of Brighton-based Helen Ganya Brown who experiments with existential-driven lyrics and layers of off-kilter sounds to create a peripatetic musical landscape.
Dog In The Snow finds it inspiration in the juxtapositions: the warm project title goes hand- in-hand with the grim Kafka ending of ’The Trial'. Inspired by the dark underbelly of Scott Walker, the mortal anxieties of Sufjan Stevens, the glistening soundscapes of Susumu Yokota, Helen also finds influence from her own personal anxieties of being mixed race and a foreigner to her homelands, whilst exploring self-identity in its culture and ideas.
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