| ** POST-ROCK DREAMERS ALMA GET ‘REWORKED’! **
** GET FREE REMIX ALBUM WHEN YOU BUY NEW VINYL VERSION OF ‘ALMA’ **
** SHOW-STOPPING SINGLE RELEASE AND EUROPEAN TOUR AHOY! **
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The Act: ALMA
The Release(s): 'REWORKINGS AND REMIXES' DIGITAL ALBUM (OUT TO BUY NOW)
'ALMA’ ALBUM VINYL REISSUE WITH FREE ‘REWORKINGS AND REMIXES’ DOWNLOAD (NOV 4TH)
ALMA BUNDLE WITH VINYL ALBUM / 'REWORKINGS AND REMIXES' DOWNLOAD / T-SHIRT (NOV 4TH)
The Formats: VINYL / DOWNLOAD
The Label: FIERCE PANDA RECORDS
ALMA is a London-based ambient group formed in 2014 and fronted by songwriter Pete Lambrou. They headline London Lexington on October 31st prior to heading out on a European tour to tie in with the reissue of their splendidly slow-burning ‘ALMA’ album – originally released last summer – on limited edition vinyl on November 4th. Not only that, but the entire ‘ALMA’ album has been reworked track-by-track by various nefarious post-rock and experimental characters, and if you buy the vinyl you will get a free download of that very ‘Reworks’ album. The ‘Reworks’ album is also available to buy on its lonesome from iTunes right now, and the tracklisting looks like this:
1. ‘While Nothing’ (Message To Bears remix)
2. ‘The Lighthouse’ (Tom Hodge rebuild)
3. ‘To The Stars’ (Charlie Barnes remix)
4. ‘If You Believed You Were An Island’ (Oli Axel remix)
5. ‘The Gardener’ (Evolv remix)
6. ‘The Great Escape’ (Noemi Bolojan remix)
7. ‘Cosmonaut’ (Neil Milton remix)
"We'd always liked the idea of having different versions of ALMA tracks," they explain. "For example the live versions are different to the album, and even then there's different live versions depending on whether we've got the strings or not (or whether Pete can work his loopstation at the time...). So the 'Reworkings And Remixes' mini album is the next natural progression for our debut. We've been huge fans of each 'reworker' for a long time, it's inspiring and really interesting to see where other people take each song.
"We'd also been planning a collaboration of some sort with Tom Hodge for the past year, being huge fans of Piano Interrupted and Second Moon of Winter, so it made sense to kick it all off with Tom's version of 'The Lighthouse'." Indeed 'The Lighthouse' (Tom Hodge Rebuild) is ALMA's sublimely slow-moving new digital single, available now with an impact date of November 25th to coincide with a European tour and their biggest headline show so far at the Lexington on Halloween – full dates below.
"Sad, uplifting, haunting, atmospheric and oozing confidence." - flushthefashion
October 30th – Stag & Hounds, Bristol, UK
October 31st – Lexington, London, UK (+ Steve Strong + Natalie Evans)
November 9th - Druckluft Oberhausen, Germany
November 10th - W2, Den Bosch, Netherlands
November 11th – Telegraph, Leipzig, Germany
November 12th - Mozg Club, Warsaw, Poland
November 13th - LAS, Poznan, Poland
November 14th - NoD, Prague, Czech
November 16th – De Guude Wellen, Luxembourg
November 17th - La Gravière, Geneva, Switzerland
November 18th – Les Lectures Aleatoires, Bordeaux, France
November 19th - KAOM Festival, Mogambo, San Sebastian, Spain
November 20th - Mami Txula, Bayonne, France
November 26th – The Firebug, Leicester, UK (White Noise Festival)
That 'Reworkings And Remixes' tracklisting in full:
1. While Nothing (Message to Bears Remix)
Message To Bears is the musical alias of English folk/electronic composer and multi-instrumentalist Jerome Alexander.
2. The Lighthouse (Tom Hodge Rebuild)
Tom Hodge is a BAFTA nominated composer and pianist from London. As well as being part of Piano Interrupted and Second Moon of Winter he has worked on multiple films and collaborations with artists such as Max Cooper, Silvana Schröder and Daft Punk.
3. To The Stars (Charlie Barnes Remix)
Charlie is a multi-instrumentalist solo artist on Superball Music, plus he also plays in Bastille on the side...
4. If You Believed You Were An Island (Oliaxel Remix)
One part Snow Ghosts, one part Meet Me In St Louis, Oli is a multi-instrumentalist signed to Houndstooth (Fabric).
5. The Gardener (evolv Remix)
Evolv is an American ambient artist who has worked on multiple film soundtracks and scores.
6. The Great Escape (Noemi Bolojan Remix)
Noemi is a Romanian ambient and electronica artist.
7. Cosmonaut (Neil Milton Remix)
Neil is a Scottish ambient composer now living in Poland.