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Gruff Rhys remix of 9Bach premiering now on Line of Best Fit

Following the acclaim their outstanding album Tincian received upon its release earlier this year, on 17 November, 9Bach will release a digital only EP of remixes.

The Tinc EP features remixes of four of the albums tracks. The first mix on the EP is by Gruff Rhys who has re-worked ‘Asteri Mou’ turning it into a haunting and hypnotic song cycle, building toward a pounding climatic finish. It’s Gruff’s first remix undertaken in his own right. The remix is premiering now on Line of Best Fit.

Gruff says of his remix:

 “I love this song by 9 Bach – I worked with engineer Simon Jones in trying to exaggerate the natural rounds of the vocal parts – The plan was to create an R&B mantra that would build into a droning racket – that would transport us into another dimension, or at least out of Cardiff.”

The other remixes on the EP are by: Gravenhurst, who has turned ‘Lliwiau’ into a “narcotised fug of heart-palpitation bass and wraith-like vocals” (The Quietus); Carcharorion, who have warped 9Bach’s interpretation of traditional folk song ’Pa Le?’, making it now sound as if celestial robots have joined Lisa Jen’s extraordinary vocals and Sir Doufus Styles (Cate Le Bon, Super Furry Animals, The Flaming Lips) whose mix of ’Wedi Torri’ is a subtle reworking, emphasizing the beauty of the original.

These four incredible, leftfield re-imaginings of 9Bach’s unique sound are complimented by a re-recording of the band’s exceptional track Bwythn Fy Nain, which originally appeared on their debut album. The re-recording is from a live session the band recorded earlier this year at Real World Studios.

TInc EP tracklist:

01 Asteri Mou – Loops & Drones remix, Gruff Rhys
02 Pa Le? – Carcharorion Remix
03 Wedi Torri - Sir Doufus Styles Mix
04 Lliwiau – Gravenhurst Remix
05 Bwthyn Fy Nain – Real World Session Version

 

Pre-order the Tinc EP now:

iTunes / Amazon

 

To celebrate their most successful year to date in November and December 9Bach will undertake a mini UK tour:

November

20th     St Donats Arts Centre                     www.stdonats.com

21st      Acapela, Pentyrch                             www.acapelaconcerts.com

22nd    Le Pub, Newport                                 www.lepub.co.uk

23rd     Colston Hall, Bristol                         www.colstonhall.org

December

4th        The Vortex, London                          www.vortexjazz.co.uk

6th        Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda           http://neuaddogwen.com/?lang=en

 

*Tickets available now from: http://www.9bach.com/gigs/

October, 30, 2014.