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The Remote Viewer

This UK outfit comprises Craig Tattersall and Andrew Johnson (both ex-Hood and Famous Partner). They make diligently prepared melancholic pop which combines the appearance of early 90s miserablism as well as the specialized astuteness of modern electronica. The duo’s silently compelling music apparently recalls dub’s elevation from the studio room to a musical instrument alone: tunes are warped, glitched and softly disfigured. Even though Remote Audience’s eponymous debut presented 10 untitled songs, a following mini-album, Quiet MAY BE THE New Loud – the discharge prefigured the Kings Of Comfort recording of the same name – made a definite declaration of Tattersall and Johnson’s music-making ideology. Right here I Go Once again BY MYSELF reiterated this visual, merging micro-beats, subdued melodies and, sometimes, hushed, minimalist vocals from Nicola Hodgkinson of Empress. Aside from their own task, Tattersall and Johnson had been both mixed up in creation of Mogwai’s Rock and roll Actions. Under their current nom de guerre, the duo provides released information on 555 Recordings of Leeds, Domino and Anglo-Germanic label, Town Center Offices. Although their music appears erudite and quite, their initial gig because the Remote Viewers, in Paris, apparently highlighted Johnson and Tattersall playing the music off MiniDisc ‘while having crisps and beverage’.

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