Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Hume and Horses Downloads Available now!

Hello all,

Good news! The newish Hume Wyfe EP and the old Horses EP are available for free download on the Ruffian site here.

Hume is the ongoing, ever-mutating project of Britton Powell. The recording preceding the Wyfe EP, "Hume Presents the Phat Daughter String Quartet" is a suite of four pieces for string quartet (two with vocals as well, record available to the right or on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, and Rhapsody) backed by wicked dub re-interpretations of the pieces. This EP is a more rock affair with elements of prog, post punk, noise freak out, motorik kraut evident in the mix. Both were recorded and mixed by Hugh at Swim-Two-Birds studio in picturesque Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.

Horses was one of the bands formed by members of Black Eyes after they split up in early 2004. While Jacob and Daniel (who are now blowing minds in Mi Ami) formed a free-improv group called White Flight, Dan, Hugh, and Mike teamed up with Fiona from Et At It and formed Horses which stripped off some of Black Eyes' percussive/dub/free improv layers and came up with a more minimal, angular sound.

We'll get some cover art up soon (cover art is in the .zip files) and probably find some way to integrate the downloads page with the rest of the site better. You can also get there by clicking on "Free Downloads" on the right.

All best,

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