A Smile Is A Curve That Straightens Most Things

by Bass Clef

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Quake 00:32
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Clapton Deep 06:08
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Opera 04:35
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Hilda 03:59
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about

This is my debut album, originally released in 2007 on Blank Tapes, at a time when there were just a handful of 'dubstep' albums and other live acts. Probably as a result of this wide open space, it seemed to go over ok, getting reviewed in Mixmag, Kruger, XLR8R, Plan B, The Word, Time Out, The Imdependant, Music Week, The Fly, Knowledge magazine and was even one of The Sun’s Top Ten Dance Albums of the year, although quite possibly because they ran out of albums they knew at number 9.

I was thrilled when they played two tracks back to back on Radio 3's Mixing It (rest in power) and when Mary Anne Hobbs played a track on Radio 1.

I have a very happy memory of Appleblim dropping a white label of 'Çlapton Deep' at FWD (early on in the night, hardly anyone else was there, the best times). This track had a weird life of it's own, going on to be vocalled by Durrty Goodz as well as 'mashed-up' with a MIA acapella by Bassnectar.

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I can't really listen to it in any way objectively even after all these years. It seems pretty clunky but I don't want it to dissappear, and 'Hilda'' is still one of my favourites. I added the b-sides from the 'Hackney Centralist' EP at the end as a bonus.

credits

released September 20, 2019

Recorded at The Echo Chamber (Hackney Central),
The Duke Of Clarence (Clapton)
and The Palace Of Suspicious Mysteries (Bristol)
2004-2006.

Trombone overdubs recorded at Snorkel Studios and engineered by Frank Byng in 2006.

Artwork by Rebecca Evans.

Mastered at Heathmans.

Some serious A&R by true chosen lord Richard Leach.

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MAGIC + DREAMS London, UK

MAGIC + DREAMS
began in 2011, for releases by Bass Clef, Some truths, Ekoclef, Coseph Jonrad and Pipe Dreams. Original physical formats have now sold out but digital lives on... In 2017 I have rephoenixed the label to archive some Bass Clef releases originally on other labels. ... more

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