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These songs are the results of a four day recording residency I undertook from 18th to 21st August 2013 (with a few hours remedial work over the following weeks), under the banner of “Lo-Fi Symphonies”.

I finally found the time and courage to re-visit the recordings at the end of March this year. I’ll be honest it was really an excuse to try out an idea I’d had for a homemade space echo spring reverb. Each of the songs was kept in the state I had left them almost 3 years ago, and i mixed and mastered 2 signals from the 8-track: 1 outputted directly to Logic, and the 2nd routed to Logic via my homemade space echo.

I’ve released the four songs under the guise of Sylvania Electric (seeing them as a progression of a long-dormant pre-Miss Pain pseudonym Sylvania). I hope you like them.



APPENDIX (Lo-Fi Symphonies Residency 1)
Rather than wracking my memory over a few overdubs and recording decisions I made 3 years ago, I’m just going to present the notes as a form of appendix – a long overdue full stop to this project.

REMEDIAL NOTES (Summarising work undertaken following the initial recording timescale)

REMEDIAL NOTES (Praying For Time)


And so the curtain closes on our little monthly soirees. But we intend to go out on a wave of string-fuelled swansongs, epic album-closers, end-credit crescendos and last waltzes.

TONIGHT WE FLY – The final flight
Saturday 12th May 2012
9pm – 3am
FREE entry

venue: The West Hill, 67 Buckingham Place, Brighton, BN1 3PQ

We hope you can join us one last time for an evening of widescreen 60s pop, soaring symphonies, bittersweet ballads, dusty Americana, hi-fi literate pop, cinematic sounds, doomy gothica, spectral soundscapes and girl-group melodrama.

selected playlst:
Scott Walker, Ennio Morricone, Tindersticks, Patrick Wolf, Nick Cave, Nancy & Lee, Divine Comedy, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Bat For Lashes, John Barry, Broadcast, Dusty Springfield, Love, Spiritualized, Pulp, Joe Meek, Roy Orbison, The Shangri-Las….

and finally thanks to all those who have come to TWF over the past couple of years, especially our more frequent flyers (you know who you are!)

Tonight We Fly - Adieu