30 July 2011
Swing O.S.T. by Gillian & Stephen 
Released by Gillian and Stephen on their own label, a 12" vinyl previously only available at Art Institution FRAC Champagne-Ardenne along with an extended CD featuring 3 remixes by the fantastic Factory Floor, who've collaborated with Gillian and Stephen since first meeting in early 2010.

The music was originally conceived and written as a soundtrack to Anna Blessman & Peter Saville's exhibition “Swing Project 1” between October 2010 and January 2011 at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in France.

Stephen Morris describes the concept thus: "The original idea for the music was that it should give the impression that some sort of European Techno party was going on in a nearby room. So that while wandering around the show you would be enticed by this non existent dance floor."

The artwork is designed by Saville Available as a Vinyl/CD package in a limited edition run of 1000


More info at theothertwo.co.uk.

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

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