Will Burns / Hannah Peel Pale Tussock Hannah Peel and Will Burns have announced details of a new double-A sided 7”, Pale Tussock, released via Rivertones. The 7” features a pair of new pieces from Hannah Peel and Will Burns, combining the same evocative, powerful sonic palette and plainspoken poetry as their acclaimed album Chalk Hill Blue. A commission to create a new collaborative work for the BBC resulted in ‘Moth Book’, an elegiac mediation on loss which flowers into a driving, hypnotic synth workout, perfectly offset by the haunting flipside track, ‘Wendover, Bucks’. Rivertones 7"
Hannah Peel Rebox 2 If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customerLimited edition gold 12" Hannah Peel releases a Gold Vinyl edition of her seven track mini-album Rebox 2 on 16 April 2016, featuring four music box covers and three instrumental pieces. Peel's first Rebox came out as an EP in 2010, when she covered the likes of Cocteau Twins, New Order and Soft Cell. The songs on the new release are all from the last couple of years, starting with a version of Perfume Genius' 'Queen' from 2014. John Grant's 'Pale Green Ghosts' is also about self-awareness and acceptance as the singer looks back at his younger self. Peel's version retains the epic grandeur of the original with layers of multi-tracked voices and harp-like music box, while the synths revel in the sense of experimentation that inspired Grant to write the song in the first place. A striking image also opens 'Palace' - 'in detail you are even more beautiful than from afar'. The Wild Beasts' song from 2014. The final cover on the album is 'Heaven, How Long', originally written by East India Youth and arguably the centre-piece of their Total Strife Forever debut album from 2014. It's a soaring, emotional pay-off to Peel's new release, closing with the revealing, eternally longing line - 'In spite of all the love inside me/There is a question I've been asking/Heaven, how long?' All four songs are linked by new music written for the project by Peel and co-producer Erland (Erland & The Carnival/The Magnetic North). The looped, playful 'Let The Laughter In' - 'about not letting the negativity seep in'; 'Reverie''s piano-led daydreaming and the synthetic pulse of 'Premonition', which 'looks to the future' before segueing into 'Heaven, How Long'. 01. Queen 02. Let The Laughter In 03. Pale Green Ghosts 04. Reverie 05. Palace 06. Premonition 07. Heaven, How Long My Own Pleasure 12" RSD 2016
Hannah Peel Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia The third album from Northern Ireland electronic composer and artist Hannah Peel, "a seven-part odyssey for analogue synthesizers and traditional brass band", that results in a highly cinematic and atmospheric listen. ‘Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia’, explores one person's journey to outer space, by telling the story of an unknown, elderly, pioneering electronic music stargazer and her lifelong dream to leave her terraced South Yorkshire home in the mining town of Barnsley and see Cassiopeia for herself. My Own Pleasure CD | LP