If you like electronic music, indie or anything alternative on your Sony Walkman.. Like a cassette full of spacey ambient disco sounds then you might like local band Free School’s new single which is out Monday on Static Caravan records.
The latest van is here digging the foundations for the new album by Free School, Birmingham’s Maximalist cosmic voyagers. The lead single is ‘Hudson’s Whistle’, a feel-good, hook-laden instrumental romp with melodies aplenty to tug on your heartstrings.
The record is backed with a dark melancholic remix by Maps (Mute Records) of contemporary disco track ‘French Cousins’. Ethnic Prog Techno vitamins all on one seven inch package. Try to get this out of your head. Free School is finally ready to release their most fully realized audio jewel yet.
If this doesn’t get you curling up near to the hi-fi and purring then frankly you didn’t evolve from the race of Disco Leopards which inhabited earth thousands of years before Neanderthals.
Limited to just 300 spotty coloured wax 7’s ‘hudson’s whistle’ is the first known sighting of nu sonic intermissions from galactic groovers Free School, a beguiling slab of Balearic cosmicalia succulently set in seductive pools of mind drifting mosaics that sensuously hint at a demurred dream team fusion of Air and Space types cutting lovelorn shapes beneath a lunar lightshow sound tracked from assembled ‘Technique’ prime sliced off cuts from an overtly super chilled and loved up New Order. www.staticcaravan.org
Tracklisting: A: Hudson’s Whistle B: French Cousins (Maps remix)
Format: Ltd edition (300 only) multi-coloured spotted 7″ vinyl + digital
Release date: 16 February 2015
Label: Static Caravan
Catalogue no: VAN284
DJ support: Steve Lamacq & Gideon Coe – 6Music
*Check back Monday for a live stream of the new single.