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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Orion



Sons And Daughters were a two boy/two girl band from Glasgow, dressed like Johnny Cash and sounding like a roots group gone punk. Taut guitars, crisp drums, Scottish swagger, growls and shrieks in the vocals. I liked their first two albums a lot. They split up a few years ago.

The Emperor Machine is Andrew Meecham, synth enthusiast and producer and formerly a member of Bizarre Inc. In 2012 he remixed Sons And Daughters' Orion and turned it into a long, funky, expansive, in your face, cosmic trip. Eleven minutes and thirty seven seconds of trip.

Orion (Emperor Machine Mix)

Orion is one of the most prominent constellations in the sky, visible across the world, named after Orion the Hunter from Greek mythology. It makes me think of Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Bladerunner...

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the Shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-Beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die'






8 comments:

drew said...

That is very good, never heard it before.Thanks SA

drew said...

It reminds me of the Weatherall mix of Spread The Hot Potato

Swiss Adam said...

I'd forgotten about that one. Must dig the Chairman v Boardroom albums out.

Walter said...

Excellent - never heard before. Thank you SA

Anonymous said...

Do you think Roy Batty was the name of R Scotts nemesis in school or something and he placed it in the movie as an in joke? Don't know if that was the name in the book. Seems like an odd, and northern English, name for a droid who has straddled the far off galaxies.

Jake Sniper said...

Great mix, although still can't find that mix which uses the Blade Runner.

Swiss Adam said...

I always wondered about that too Anonymous.

thenewvinylvillain said...

Never hidden my love for Sons & Daughters - I'm occasionally lucky enough tobump into Adele at a gig or event in Glasgow these days but can't bring myself to do the fan boy thing.

Never heard this mix before. Thank you very much indeed SA.