Simon Boswell: theAND
£5 suggested donation, A fundraising event for the Horse Hospital
In celebration of Simon Boswell's 30th Anniversary & New Maxi Single: The Horse Hospital, FLiCK Records, FCML & ScreenageRenegade present:
Simon Boswell: theAND an immersive, psychedelic sound and vision journey, created by the indie cult Film, TV, Games composer to perform radical new versions of his music, both live and recorded. Simon Boswell begun his career in Italy with horror legend Dario Argento (Phenomena) and along the way scoring some 100 movies for the likes of Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave), Alejandro Jodorowsky (Santa Sangre), Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil), Iain Softley (Hackers), Nick Willing (Photographing Fairies)
theAND's 'Vizual Sound' wizard is David Altweger (Sagberg, Kele, SALON FLUX), a London based motion designer, director & VJ. With pop culture artist Lola Gunn on vocals, who is also theAND's artist in residence, Jacko Peake on Sax and Tom Milsom on drums.
Simon Boswell: theAND will release a new 12inch single exclusively with Rough Trade Stores on 02/02/15
CLOSE YOUR EYES, a song synthesised from various film soundtracks, performed by the band with added orchestra recorded in Prague and with the unique addition of director Alejandro Jodorowsky intoning the solemn phrase of the title. Lead vocals are by 'theAnd's Lola Gunn who also designed the stunning cover art work.
DUST DEVIL is a brand new recording of one of Simon's best know and uplifting themes from the Richard Stanley film of the same name. Very spaghetti.
IT'S HORRIBLE I LOVE IT WHAT IS IT? and EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL is a megamix of music from the ever popular post-apocalyptic, science fiction movie HARDWARE (also a Richard Stanley flick) - part electronic/ambient but morphing eventually in to a post punk thrash.
'theAnd' will appear at The Horse Hospital Jan 29, Rough Trade Stores: Weds Feb 4th, RT EAST: Thurs Feb 5th, RT Rise BRISTOL: and Friday Feb 6th RT NOTTINGHAM.
“You many not know his name, but if you’re a movie fan you’ll certainly know his music: Simon Boswell is one of the UK’s finest living soundtrack composers, whose work has graced films such as Danny Boyle’s debut ‘Shallow Grave’, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-melting ‘Santa Sangre’, loopy Angelina Jolie cybercrime flick ‘Hackers’ and shedloads of European horror movies by the likes of Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Michele Soavi.” TIME OUT: LONDON
“Composer superstar” EMPIRE MAGAZINE
“Who then is the Lord of Illusions? Why, Mr.Boswell, of course” CLIVE BARKER