Cities of Foam

Morning Falls EP

Here’s some new music, now available on CD Baby and iTunes etc…

Cities Of Foam 2.0

So here’s an amalgamation of our blog and website. Could we get away with calling it Cities of Foam 2.0? Probably not.

What’s new?

  • Banner design from Ben Newman, actually a crop from the EP cover he’s designed for Morning Falls.
  • Listen to all tracks from ‘A Great Day For The Race’ at 128k (although you can’t download them – they’re still licensed to Dorado).

So that’s about it for now, but more updates to follow once we have a remix from Mr Benn of Morning Falls.

Trombone, trombone, trombone and a bit more trombone

We’ve spent the last few weekends editing the recording we did with Annie Whitehead, and pulling out the best bits of trombone to use on a new track we’re working on. We’ve tried to give the track a bit of a reggae production, with some big soft bass and laid back trombone and vocal. But not forgetting the essential COF ingredients of electronics and acoustic guitar : )

Another of my favourite trombinists is Rico¬† – That Man is Forward is a perfect album. It’s just the right mix of reggae and jazz to keep me happy, and given that summer’s on its way I think it’s time to dig it out again…

Name is down, but need to perfect the mix

So we decided on ‘Morning Falls’ – it will make sense if you listen to the lyrics of the track… But still haven’t posted it up on myspace, as not we’re 100% on the mix. But as Pete Tong would say, ‘just like Paddington Bear, we’re on the case’ and getting some opinions from a few more people.

A little bit churchy…

Nia and Todd came over today and we had a go at finishing a tune we started over a year ago.

Current working title is Open Wide, but that’s probably going to change. It’s quite folky, with an open tuned guitar part and a very laid back vocal from Nia . We’ve also dropped in some lines parts from my recently acquired Korg MS20, which is lots of fun. Beat is a little bit hip hop / trip hop.

The main part of the tune was finsihed a while back, but we were never happy with the ending. Today I think we nailed it. Nia wrote some lines that repeat and overlap, and we’ve been trying them drenched in reverb. I never thought we’d get the chance to use a cathedral reverb… but this could be the track!

The reverb sounds a bit churchy, but Nia doesn’t.

We now have three new tracks to mix, and a few in pieces still in production. Todd assures me he’ll drop by the blog soon… If anyone starts reading this, we’ll see if Nia’s up for posting every now and then. Check out Nia’s own projects here, she plays live a lot but I’ve yet to have the chance to see her.

Todd’s coming over on Monday and we’re going to have a bash at mixing it, so there may be some new stuff up here very soon.