I’m up to my neck in it at the moment, as I’m rehearsing with Sunday Driver pretty much all weekend for our gig at the Cambridge Folk Festival next week. And I have to make a radio documentary, and write some science news and cook some brownies and practice the harp and tidy the house and do the washing … and…and…and… (yeah, I know, the clue’s in the title of the blog).
Spending a summer weekend in a windowless studio pretty much sucks, however much fun it is to play music with friends. But as a bonus, the place we were in today had a huge yellow dog, which was so cute. It kept wandering around while we were practising, distracting Joel and trying to eat our biscuits.
Anyway, I’ve been listening to quite a lot of new (well, new to me) music lately. This includes the simply awesome new Jon Hopkins album, Insides – I’ll do a full review soon – Captain Beefheart (look, I said new to me…) and this rather stunning track. It’s the Lionheart remix of Florence and the Machine’s Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up), by Jamie T.
I love what he’s done with the lovely Tom Moth‘s harp, warping it a bit and making it more prominent. I guess we’ll probably pinch the idea for a Shadow Orchestra track 🙂