Tea With Holger
- BE WITH
- LP 3290 yen (税込)
|A1.||The Gardener (4:00)||sample|
|B1.||Away From Me (Full Version) (6:58)||sample|
|B2.||Kölner Street (3:53)||sample|
|B3.||Tea With Holger (4:09)||sample|
It seems KPM have long been fans of Smith and Mudd and, after being introduced to each other by mutual friend Andy Allday, the peerless Balearic maestros were invited to contribute to the library labels digital-only Album Shorts project. The results are predictably wonderful.
With past projects under our belt working with everyone involved so far it made perfect sense for Be With to take on the vinyl release of this instant library classic. But why is it called Tea With Holger
Holger is of course Holger Czukay and the whole LP is dedicated to Smith and Mudds time spent with him and Ursa Major at Cans famous Inner Space Studio in Weilerswist, near Cologne.
When not recording it seems they spent a great deal of time sat around being entertained by Holgers stories and drinking many cups of different sorts of tea from all over the world. These moments provide some their fondest memories of their visits:
Looking back, it was pretty incredible that we spent part of our lives with Holger in one of the most magical places weve ever known, Inner Space Studio. We have our memories and, of course, the Bison album we made with him. But to honour the time we spent with him, we wanted to dedicate an album to him called Tea With Holger. The names of the tracks are about that time.
The album was recorded over several years in London, Margate and Gorthleck, a small hamlet in the Scottish Highlands. Mike Piggott, who played with Bert Jansch, handled the strings and played violin whilst Sam Creer lent his virtuoso cello work to the proceedings. The sessions employed a key recording technique fro