Saturday, September 1, 2007

Re-post: time stereo:

ESP Summer was a duo consisting of Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive) & Ian Masters (of The Pale Saints). They sometimes recorded under the names ESP Neighborhood or ESP Continent. This features acoustic songs with high pitched vocals that are a bit on the twee side; but there are some interesting little electric elements thrown in the mix once in awhile. my favorite cuts are "Golden heart Of The Year" and "No June." recommended as a nice treat for fans of HNIA or Pale Saints (obviously) but fans of Glo-worm, Velour 100 or Belle & Sebastian might also find some enjoyment in this.
(By the way, this is a different recording than the 10" record under the same name). I suppose those ESP boys like to make things a little confusing and mysterious.

Reposted BY REQUEST.


Alexei Luthor said...

I have both versions (CD + 10"). The CD is without the effect-y His Name Is Alive production from Warren, the 10" he lays the effects on top to make it sound more early-HNIA. This was also released in Europe as ESP Continent, same as the US CD version.

jAy @ jApAn said...

yea--i used to have the 10 inch and had to ebay it away a few years ago. Have you kept up with any of HNIA and Warren's other stuff? I kind of lost interest in HNIA when they took a turn for the gospel sound. It was a bold move for them but it didn't fit for me.

Wilder said...

can you please re-re post the ESP Summer disc again???

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