Ford & Lopatin + Shannon Funchess + Tamaryn
"Snakes" b/w "Flying Dream"November 22, 2011 Mexican Summer
For our 100th release, Mexican Summer proudly presents an extremely special one-off: two productions from Ford & Lopatin quite unlike anything heard from them to date, featuring guest appearances from label mates Tamaryn and Shannon Funchess.
In ‘Flying Dream’ gentle, filtered arpeggio pulses teem and bump up against long-form bursts of orchestral harmony. Between hanging moments of space featured vocalist Tamaryn draws us through the track’s thick layers with a hushed patience, choruses bolstered and split to ribbons by razors of emotional synthesized brass.
‘Snakes’ then unexpectedly contrasts this, beating its way out of the speakers as an erratic EBM sweat storm, rave riffs flashing in cycles over stripped down drum machines. Light Asylum’s Shannon Funchess contributes her incredible voice to the fray, grimly intoning and passionately decrying doom-laden promises before a melancholy finale.
Dramatic and immersive, we could not be prouder to be celebrating our 100th record in this way. Thank you to all those who have supported us so far.
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