It’s safe to say that Steven Legget has been somewhat measured in his approach to releasing music. The Newcastle native was behind the Four Hands moniker, with releases alongside iconic industrial figures Zoviet France on Signals From The North and the classic ‘Hizou’ on Claremont 56 back at the turn of the decade.
Now, this Firecracker Recordings release highlights a fully realised body of work, only hinted at by the aforementioned projects. Starting life as a performance in Turkish Baths located in Newcastle upon Tyne’s City Pool, one of the last remaining civil saunas in the country, Legget has created a textured, melodic and immersive eulogy to the woozy, slow motion, drug free endorphin rush of the bath house. Pieces from this performance, alongside field recordings collected on the islands of Paxos and Loutro, South Crete are reimagined as a luscious ambient music. Accompanied by cello and electronics with real attention paid to musicality, vast and gaseous cinematic compositions are submerged beneath waves and drenched in steam and condensation.
All profits from the sales of this LP will be donated to the charity Waves for Water:
Limited Edition Screen Printed Double Gatefold Vinyl
2 colour, screen printed, double gatefold vinyl housed in resealable polythene bag with additional insert.
Design and screen print by Al White (12th Isle).
- Additional Information
Artist Steven Legget Label Firecracker Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 2x12" Genre Ambient / New Age, Classical, Electronic Release Date 11 Jun 2018 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Siga-Siga Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Siga_Siga.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Forte Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Forte.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Low Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Low.mp3 Track 4 Position B1 Track 4 Title Still Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Still.mp3 Track 5 Position B2 Track 5 Title Swivel Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Swivel.mp3 Track 6 Position C1 Track 6 Title Bathouse Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Bathhouse.mp3 Track 7 Position C2 Track 7 Title Golden Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Golden.mp3 Track 8 Position D1 Track 8 Title River Track 8 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/River.mp3 Track 9 Position D2 Track 9 Title November Track 9 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/November.mp3 Track 10 Position D3 Track 10 Title Lakka Track 10 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC24LP/Lakka.mp3 Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No