Whispering Foils

by Kev Hopper

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about

In 1999 discovering the Musical Saw had lead me into a more melodic area - I'd always reserved the bass and the sampler for experimentation, but I didn’t want to muck about on the saw - I wanted to play tunes. I also thought I’d played enough ‘difficult music’ and felt ready to attempt something more accessible.

The idea was to build from the minimal 'Spoombung' sound and find a way to integrate the melodic elements. The ingredients were straightforward: prepared bass, sampling and simple tunes- a little bit of melody, but not too much. The picture was complete when I asked Dominic Murcott to record the album and augment it with his marimbas and vibes.

Kev Hopper

credits

released January 1, 2000

Janie Armour: accordian & organ
Charles Hayward: cymbals
Kev Hopper: bass guitar, musical saw, sampler
Dominic Murcott: percussion, tuned percussion
Sean O’Hagan: guitar & vocals
Andrea Spain: clarinet & bass clarinet
Ian Smith: flugelhorn & trumpet

Recorded and mixed by Dominic Murcott at Studio 54
April to September 1999
Additional recording at Surrey Docks Studios
Assistant engineers - Tony Egbe , Rachel ‘love Kitten’
Mastering by Phil Darke at Darkside Audio

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Kev Hopper London, UK

Over the years I've been involved in three bands: Stump in the 80's, Ticklish in the late 90's and 2000's and Prescott since 2012.

In addition I have made about ten solo records; most of them available here.

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