Jake Fairley mixes techno with pop on his new album on James Holden's Border Community label.
With a background in rock music, Jake Fairley has always made techno music with pop leanings. His live sets are very much performances, emcompassing distorted synths, rock intensity and even the odd cover version of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' to boot.
His more personal project Fairmont is a gentler affair. Fairley first made waves under the name with the 'Gazebo/Gazelle' 12" on Border Community, the same label his debut album arrives on. Like previous BC longplayers from Nathan Fake and James Holden, 'Coloured in Memory' promises to marry dance music to other genres; the album features such hybrids as surf-rock vs. electro ('Bikini Atoll'), art rock vs. trance ('I Need Medicine') and folk vs. hip-hop ('Calm Before The Storm').
'Coloured in Memory' tracklist
1. Fade To Saturate
2. Darling Waltz
5. Sedative For The Sentimental
6. I Need Medicine
7. Bikini Atoll
9. Calm Before The Storm
10. Flight Of The Albatross
11. All Good Things
12. Time’s Fool
A taster from the album, 'Flight of the Albatross', will be released as a single on October 8th backed by remixes from Christ. and Metope. You can preview the track at Jake's MySpace.
'Flight of the Albatross' tracklist
A1. Flight Of The Albatross (original 12" edit)
A2. Flight Of The Albatross (Reef Carribean mix)
B1. Flight Of The Albatross (Metope remix)
B2. Flight Of The Albatross (Christ remix)
B3. Flight Of The Albatross (Dongtool)
'Coloured In Memory' by Fairmont will be released on Border Community on November 12, 2007.