We're big fans here of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat's previous collaborative works 'Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand' and 'The Honeybear', both released on Edinburgh's own Athens Of The North imprint. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that we're equally enthused by the sudden emergence of another project, mere months after their last outing. Here's some words from AOTN head honcho Euan Fryer:
"This Hampshire & Foat project should not come as too much of a surprise to those familiar with Greg & Warren's music, influenced heavily by not just Jazz but the library sound of the 60's and 70's along with film soundtracks from the same golden era. Greg & Warren are avid collectors of this music, Greg sends me links night and day to LPs he has picked up digging on his travels. This constant search sends him down new musical pathways and often sparks a whole new concepts for projects. Warren and Greg are both fiercely creative talented individuals which means we have to keep them working, a challenge for us all, but the music rewards the effort many times over.
We had talked for a long time about doing a Library style LP (something Greg is very passionate about) so during different recording sessions Greg & Warren started laying down various tracks with a view to the LP we have here.
Side one is 5 tracks in very distinct styles, musical paintings for the big screen. The vast sound of the Japanese influenced Jasmine, The Spaghetti Western melancholy of Mariposa Lily, The call to action that is Antonio's Theme, The Breezy Vintage sports car in the sun that Coastal Drivepaints, and Lost in Nostalgia, a late night Poirotesk piece.
Side two Is a classic library suite, which Greg describes as a Detective's theme with different variations on the motifs."
- Additional Information
Artist Hampshire & Foat Label Athens Of The North Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Jazz Release Date 22 Jun 2018 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Jasmine Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/01+Jasmine.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Mariposa Lily Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/02+Mariposa+Lily.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Antonio's Theme Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/03+Antonios+Theme.mp3 Track 4 Position A4 Track 4 Title Coastal Drive Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/04+Coastal+Drive.mp3 Track 5 Position A5 Track 5 Title Lost In Nostalgia Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/05+Lost+In+Nostalgia.mp3 Track 6 Position B1 Track 6 Title Nightshade (Introduction) Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/06+Introduction.mp3 Track 7 Position B2 Track 7 Title Nightshade (Echo Flute & Bowed Bass) Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/07+Nightshade+(Echo+Flute++Bowed+Bass).mp3 Track 8 Position B3 Track 8 Title Nightshade (Main Theme) Track 8 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/08+Nightshade+(Main+Theme).mp3 Track 9 Position B4 Track 9 Title Nightshade (Solo Strings & Solo Fender Rhodes) Track 9 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/09+Nightshade+(Solo+Strings++Solo+Fender+Rhodes).mp3 Track 10 Position B5 Track 10 Title Nightshade (Pizzicato Strings & Walking Bass) Track 10 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/10+Nightshade+(Pizzicato+Strings++Walking+Bass).mp3 Track 11 Position B6 Track 11 Title Nightshade (Multi-Tracked Piano) Track 11 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/11+Nightshade+(Multi-Tracked+Piano).mp3 Track 12 Position B7 Track12 Title Main Theme (Reprise) Track 12 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP018/12+Main+Theme+(Reprise).mp3