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As part of Youtube's new 'Fan Finder' program in which youtube channels/artists enter their channel trailer into a big thing that spins it around, makes a BRRRRR noise and sprays out a supposed heap of new fans (Google I'm available for that public relations position now), I have come up with his video as my 'elevator pitch'. Which wasn't easy as I had nearly fifteen years of material to choose from and could've made the band sound like anything from a musique concrète soundscapey thing to earsplitting post-rock with orchestral overtones.
Back in 2010 Echoes broadcast a special on the band to coincide with the release of our album A Low High. It's a nice overview of the bands history and our somewhat unexpected influences!
Echoes is a daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by Public Radio International and broadcast on 130 radio stations from Maine to California. Echoes' John Diliberto has interviewed Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Dead Can Dance, Steve Roach, The Orb and many more.
My new toy, a rotary speaker simulation pedal. Something tells me I'll be using this new little beast on all forthcoming All India Radio material!
This song is so old even I forget its origins, but it goes something like this: Lo Fi Groovy first appeared on Permanent Evolutions (2005), but the song dates back to 1998-99. It was meant to be on the first album The Inevitable but the multi-track master (a Sony mini disc) became corrupted and I lost everything on it. All I had left was a rough mix on a cassette tape.
For the version on Permanent Evolutions I used the cassette recording mixed with some new instrumentation over the top. The version you hear here is the original raw cassette tape mix without any of the extra stuff. Lo fi indeed!
There was even some internet chatter about DJ Shadow sampling it for his early 2000's live shows, but I don't believe that. It's more likely that he happened to use similar 'grooveboxes' that were all the rage in the late 1990's.
Oddly enough, for all its shambolic origins and genuinely lo fi nature, Lo Fi Groovy is by far the band's best selling song.
Nice to re-discover a forgotten drone-ish track in this 2005 rehearsal video. It then segues into 'Holy Cowboys'
The CD has been out of print for a few years, so I'm really excited to let you know a new double disc and single vinyl remix version of All India Radio's Fall album featuring Leona Gray is in the works. The new version will include the original album, new artwork and a completely remixed and reinterpreted version of the album!