|MH-029 Nobody - Fancy
The Mush seven-inch series continues with a strong offering from Los Angeles producer Nobody featuring guest vocals from Kurt Heasley of The Lilys. Side A is a full cover of The Kinks' 1966 classic, "Fancy," with ornate strings, daisy-age hip-hop percussion, sweeping synth touches, and Heasley channeling Ray Davies using a throwback vocal style that has made The Lilys one of the most respected purveyors of a modern take on '60s psychedelia. Side B is a complete instrumental reworking of the track by Nobody that brings to the forefront space rock elements of the original mix to create a drone-drenched masterpiece.
|Irresistible stuff - Losing Today
|Another gem-like release it has to be said and with that another must have alert. Part of the Mush labels seven-inch series which is not only came as news to us but has for the best part of the day caused to have momentary bouts of much weeping at the thought of missing out on goodies long since snapped up. Limited to 1000 copies with the warning of no future repress this outing sees LA producer Nobody (Elvin Estela) continues his collaborative head to heads that in the past have seen him team up with various members of Beachwood Sparks and the Aisler's Set. This time it's the turn of the sunshine pop alchemist beat combo Lilys front man Kurt Heasley who nudges up alongside for a sublime re-reading of the Kinks "Fancy." Irresistible stuff it has to be said, bathed in the lysergic glow of softly lit honeycombed ultraviolet rays Estela and Heasley create a druggy montage replete with breezily sugared strings idling squelching beats and phased vocals that to these ears sound like a celestial Marc Bolan grooving spicily with Spiritualised. Flip side same again only this time the instrumental version. Talk about spoiling you. - Losing Today