You have your finger on Spritely's Big Red Button, a compilation of sorts, a statement of intent, a Spritely artefact. Press it and see what happens...
Henri Green’s literate and playful songs are astonishingly frank from a writer still not in her twenties. She is a worldwide star in waiting. That's not hyperbole, that's a fact. Expect more from Henri before the year's up.
The Offworlders are a shady space rock duo whose lengthy improvisations marry guitars, electronics and beats in a more-ish psychedelic brew.
Spritely's techno roots are also showing with a belting remix of Conrad Schwarz's 'Arses and Elbows', recorded in a bit of a fug with the All Stars in full-on party mode.
The Monster Was Me's two songs are chalk and cheese, united only in the shameless way they plunder ideas and titles from literary giants like Arthur Miller and Joseph Conrad.
Hunt provides two of his trademark covers, one from the ‘60s and one trad.
There's new and remixed material from Stately Homes of England as well as solo tracks from Billy Milk and White Glove.
Strip away all the instruments and you get Ron Collins, singing like the river flows.
A private recording commission for a friend, to mark his 60th birthday, resulted in the Smokin’ Submarines’ track. Sing along! You know the words.
OK – press the button.
released January 30, 2013
Recorded on location in the Spritely Treehouse, Handsworth, The Glove box, Hale, and Wem Studios 2012. Produced and Engineered by Billy Milk and White Glove. Art by Hunt Emerson. Thanks to all the artists involved who have given above and beyond their call of duty.