All purchases come with a download of the Entangled Time album
From Badd Press blog
This stunning new disc from London duo Amp comes with a
backstory that is equal parts long and involved. If you’ve never
heard a thing produced by members Richard Amp and Karine
Charff, this is a good time to check in. They’ve produced a
gorgeous ambient album that harmonises delicate electronics
and vocals. It is one of the year’s best.
For those familiar with their impressive catalogue
(https://amptheband.bandcamp.com/), Entangled Time continues
Amp’s tradition of finely crafted space music.
Four things to know about Amp:
1. Charff arrived in London from her Montpellier home in 1991.
She met Richard F. Walker (a.k.a. Richard Amp) in 1994, two
years after he’d launched the Amp project.
2. There are only one or two degrees of separation between the
duo and much of Europe’s avant-garde music scene. A short list of collaborators includes David Pearce
(Flying Saucer Attack), Ray Dickaty (Moonshake, Spiritualized), Matt Elliott (Flying Saucer Attack, The
Third Eye Foundation), Matt Jones (Crescent), Guy Cooper (The Secret Garden), Gareth Mitchell (The
Secret Garden), Robert Hampson (Loop, Main) and Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope, Baba Looey).
3. While more than a few prominent artists were turning onto The Ramones and Sex Pistols, Amp says his
journey began with a BBC sound effects record in 1977.
4. From Amp’s manifesto (https://www.ampbase.net/amp-ambase-about/): “Randomness and Serendipity
had always played an important part in the work of Amp, it is by the use of aleatoric processes that music
and sound can breathe together and become alive. … An Amp tune is never fixed in stone, it is an
expression of a ‘Now,’ a point in the time and space continuum. There is always improvisation involved
and thereby freedom created. … Live, Amp never repeats itself, all the concerts are unique events, all
happenings during performance, mistakes and events, have validity. Every performance of a song or tune
is a fresh version of that tune.”
Also “Opal Tears” on a French radio show. Electronic Therapy, Friday 16th Nov….Radio Mercure
you can listen to the show here…..