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The solo Bizarre Feeling EP of Jamie Paton from Cage & Aviary is now available. The full 4 track EP has been well received to good reviews. Juno had this to say about the release:
“[Emotional] Especial is the new label from the Emotional Recordings stable. A sub label to Emotional Response, Especial is though squarely aimed at the floor rather than the head. In a similar vain to the limited 4 EPs-only label that was Emotional Relish, it will merge the sounds and styles that influence contemporary electronic producers, taking in new wave, new beat, EBM and proto-house to create something modern. Jamie Paton of Cage & Aviary helms the debut release with Bizarre Feeling. A youth soaking up punk, dub and new wave, the EP acts at times as a homage to the sounds of New Order, The The, Kraftwerk and the then other-wordly machine funk emanating out of mid-80s Chicago. With both Timothy J Fairplay and Scott Fraser aiding and abetting down in the Scrutton Street bunker studio, with keys, guitar and a heavy dose of space echo, plus hypnotic FX laden vocals from Jamie himself, all propel the EP beyond pastische and make the perfect start to Especial.”
Back in June DJ Mag gave a warm review to the first solo EP by Jamie Paton of Cage & Aviary. The release entitled Bizarre Feeling dropped earlier this year on [Emotional] Especial, a sub label of Emotional Response. DJ Mag has called it “the perfect electronic pop homage to New Order”. You can read the DJ Mag review here or find the full text below.
“Over the moon to hear of this new solo venture from Cage and Aviery’s Jamie Paton on new Emotional Response affiliate, [Emotional] Especial. Along with a little help from Asphodell, Timothy J. Fairplay, on bass and guitar, ‘Bizarre Feeling’ is the perfect electronic pop homage to New Order that’ll certainly get its fair share of play over the imminent festival season. Backed with a tracky dub version, the EP also includes a dose of proto-house brilliance, ‘To The Light’, and a sleazy, slo-mo acid grind, ‘Ju Know’. Welcome back, Jamie!”
For those who are unaware, Goat are a collective of musicians who hail from a small and very remote village called Korpolombolo in deepest darkest Sweden.
Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village of Korpolombolo were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo. This strange and seemingly unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to Korpolombolo by following a cipher hidden within their most sacred of ancient scriptures. The reason it led them there is unknown, but their Voodoo influence quickly took hold over the whole village and so they made it their home – there, they were able to practice their craft unnoticed and unbothered for several centuries.
This was until their non-Christian ways were discovered by the Church and they were burned out by the crusaders, the survivors cursing the village over their shoulders as they fled. To this day, the now picturesque village of Korpolombolo is still haunted by this Voodoo curse; the power of the curse can be felt throughout the grooves of this Goat record.
The nine track album follows the underground success of the now sought after 7” Goatman, which is also included in this selection. The band takes in many influences, from the Afro groove that is central to the album, through to head nodding psych, post-punk, turkish rock, kraut repetition and astral folk.
Goat – Run To Your Mama (Cage & Aviary Remix) – unmastered clip by Cage & Aviary
So, the awesome Goat album ‘World Music’ was voted Piccadilly Records top album of 2012 – congrats to Goat and Rocket Recordings! Rocket got a load of artists to remix one of the tracks, ‘Run To Your Mama’, as a giveaway for Piccadilly to hand out with the album. Unfortunately the wrong version of our remix ended up on the disc, which is fucking annoying, but the proper finished one will be available come the new year, along with a heavy dub coming on vinyl only. This is a clip of the remix, unmastered at this point.
Via Cage & Aviary Soundcloud.
After the auditory feast Soft Rocks have served up over the past year, ESP Institute thought it would be best to pause briefly for digestion. That said, the label have now got their second wind and are pleased to deliver the last in the “Revenge Of Soft Rocks” remix 12″s. Long time disco sorcerer Ray Mang has taken “Mirador De Las Estrellas” to a beautiful place, utilizing the steel drum as a hypnotic hook and editing Jorge Socarras’ memorable Spanish vocals down to an effective sigh. If there was ever a track for your Indian summer, this is it. On the flipside cut “Slowdown”, the boys from Cage & Aviary sprawl out the original extended version of their tough and dubby bonus beats (this bomb is exclusive to this vinyl release). If you know what’s best, you’ll not sleep on this one, after all, there is nothing more pleasing than completing a set…
A. Mirador De Las Estrellas (Ray Mang Remix)
B. Slowdown (Cage & Aviary Bonus Beats)
Cat Number: Esp008C
Release Date: 19 Nov ’12
12″ available now at Picadilly Records.