BATHHOUSE by STEVEN LEGGET

SKU103856
ArtistSTEVEN LEGGET
TitleBATHHOUSE
LabelFIRECRACKER RECORDINGS
Catalog #FIREC 24LP
Genre
ReleaseW 24 - 2018
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
€ 25,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Siga-Siga
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/1_siga-siga.mp3
  2. Forte
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/2_forte.mp3
  3. Low
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/3_low.mp3
  4. Still
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/4_still.mp3
  5. Swivel
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/5_swivel.mp3
  6. Bathhouse
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/6_bathhouse.mp3
  7. Golden
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/7_golden.mp3
  8. River
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/8_river.mp3
  9. November
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/9_november.mp3
  10. Lakka
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/103856_bathhouse/10_lakka.mp3

Description

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.

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