another long lost song has surfaced from deep within the vaults, it would seem. many long moons ago the prolific audio88 and i recorded a track over a beat by tillevision, with a view to it appearing on an album tentatively titled 'audio88 has friends', a 'concept' album insofaras each song would feature audio88 and a guest vocalist, which even came so far has to having a track-listing posted and tentative news of a release. still, for one reason or another, this release never came about and our song, along with many others, seemed to fall away into the archives indefinitely.
i cannot exactly recall when we recorded this track, although i would hazard a guess that it must have been somewhere between spring and autumn of 2008. i do still clearly remember first crossing paths with audio88 though our mutual associate captain james p honey. he and i had first crossed paths ourselves in october of 2007. we had met up for the first time and found ourselves recording what would be the first song on the 'rough tongue surfaces' album. we had bid each other farewell and things went quiet for a while, but then, around christmastime, i took an unexpected telephone call from him, and how we talked for a goodly while on musical plans and the like.
honey informed me that he was currently a good ways through making an album with audio88, whose name i had seen online a number of times, which had given rise to me checking out some of his work. honey extended the invitation for me to contribute a verse for the album, the chance of which i jumped at, naturally. this lead to a dialogue starting up between audio88 and myself, which in turn lead to a number of exchanges regarding the possibilities of different song collaborations. one of these was the tillevision beat, for a track named 'winter'. which has now, after all these years, re-emerged on the audio88 & tillevision release, entitled 'fuer eine handvoll spucke', now available for free download, right here.
listening back to the song now, for the first time outside of demo form, it seems like such a wonderfully curious piece. somehow strange in comparison to the other songs on which audio88 and i have collaborated. how, thematically and stylistically it is very much a 'snapshot' of the work i was producing at a very particular time in my artistic endevours, yet so far away and strange, an image from another time which i am only now glancing upon the the very first time. still, i am greatly fond of it, it would seem. my own voice from the past, speaking of thoughts and memories once accumulated under a distant moon.
be sure to download the whole ep, for free, right here
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