Not Me Presents: The Acid Folk Remix Project
Last year witnessed the launch of a new Not Me adventure: The Acid Folk Remix Project. The project came in response to a series of CDR compilations that were circulated around Christmas-time for the preceding few years. These comps collected legendary British folk and folk-rock recordings from the late ’60s and early ’70s.
You should still be able to download the compilations via the following links:
The Acid Folk Remix Project invites contemporary musical artists from across the world to remix, re-record or otherwise reinterpret recordings by the artists featured on these compilations. The initial results were collected as Not Me Presents: The Acid Folk Remix Project Volume One.
As you might expect, the collection featured lots of contributions from connect_icut. It also included valuable input from Chris Mastheim (Nick from No Kids), Esperik Glare, Skullfucker (Dan from Solars), The Luminaries and Gunshae.
The styles covered ranged from ambient abstraction to lo-fi outsider rock, with stand-outs being Gunshae’s Watersons remix (“Christmas is Now Drawing Near”) and Skullfucker’s hair-raising cover of a Kevin Coyne song (“Evil Island Home”). You can listen to and download all of the tracks, in two parts, here and here.
The project was pretty well received, so its happening again this year and you – yes you – are invited to GET INVOLVED! Just remix or cover some vintage UK folk-rock and send the results to this here blog.
You can email MP3s of your contributions to interimlovers(at)yahoo.co.uk or drop a link in the comment box of this post. Hopefully, we’ll be able to rustle up enough music before the new year to complete NOT ME PRESENTS: THE ACID FOLK REMIX PROJECT VOLUME TWO.
In related news, the still-untitled Not Me full-length is very much a work in progress after several years of struggle and sabbaticals. Currently, the album exists as a series of dubby, minimal instrumentals, broadly in the style of Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound. All it needs now is for some kindly singer-songwriter types to add lyrics and vocals. If you think you can help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via interimlovers(at)yahoo.co.uk or the comments box.
In the meantime, you can download the instrumentals from this link.