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Another New Thing

Dipped In Gold

Released: 19th February 2021

LP - teal vinyl£21.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched tomorrow.

Dipped In Gold Recordings are proud to announce “Another New Thing” The latest project from Sheffield’s number one purveyor of synth pop Dean Honer.

Take three self professed toerags , one in Sheffield UK, one in Preston UK and one in Pennsylvania USA, quarantine them in their houses for 6 months for their own safety, tell them to make an album. In 2015 Honer, Nagle and Himlin met on a Sonic Weekend in Wales. An annual event which was organised by Ann Shenton of Add N to X. People from all over the world gather in a remote farmhouse surrounded by sheep, to get hammered and make and record noise. Honer (ITOP, Moonlandingz, All Seeing I, I Monster) plays the role of producer for the weekend.
Himlin said to Nagle “One day we should make some music together”

2020 Lockdown – Nagle sends Himlin some of his extended modular synthesizer workouts. Himlin writes songs over them and also adds guitar and bass. The result is a rich, multi-layered work that is surprisingly cohesive and full of hooks. Considering the environment and circumstance it was recorded in, Xyzzy feels almost like it harkens back to the golden age of electronic / pop / big beat crossover, feeling a little like a lot of crossover music that ruled the charts at the turn of the millenium, not surprising given the lineage of its constituent parts, also given Dean Honer's groups The Eccentronic Research Council and All Seeing I in particular.

Nagle dubbed the album XYZZY after a magic password key he had discovered playing text based adventure games on his computer in the 70s, the unknown pronunciation being a bonus in his mind.