baltic fleet Black Lounge / 3 Dollar Dress (7", £4.75)label: Blow Up
Available again. The debut Baltic Fleet 7” release limited to 500 only. A double A-sided limited Krautrocking dancefloor essential! Taken from the self-titled debut album ‘Baltic Fleet’ (2008). Whilst on a World Tour playing keyboards for Echo & The Bunnymen, Liverpool-based artist Paul Fleming began to write what would come to be his debut album ‘Baltic Fleet’. With a laptop and any instruments that were to hand he would capture, in music, what inspired him in each city around the world; from Texas to Barcelona to Berlin to Copenhagen to Reykjavik and back to the UK in Brighton. In hotel rooms, tour buses, planes, at the end of radio sessions and sound-checks, every opportunity was taken and tracks gradually started to form into an album. A sound was born influenced by works from artists such as Eno, The Doves, Neu!, Sigur Ros and DJ Shadow. Black Lounge was recorded on the tour bus driving through mountains from Barcelona to a chilly Madrid. Using band equipment that had been left on the bus. A fender Jaguar, a drum machine and a mini keyboard. 3 Dollar Dress was recorded in Houston sound check after a night out in Austin, Texas. Named after a girl who wore a 1950s film star dress that she’d bought for 3 dollars in a thrift store. Written, produced and performed by Paul, the tracks were taken into Studio B, The Premises in Hackney for additional production and mixing with Nick Terry (Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco).
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