Green Man founder Jo Bartlett
releases the first of two instrumental EPs and new video
Jo Bartlett’s Modulation Freaks ‘E.P.1’
– out 6 November 2015 on Double Snazzy –
‘This is ACE’ Sean Johnston (Love From Outer Space / Andrew Weatherall)
‘I am seriously loving this’ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy (ClassicAlbumSundays)
‘I have always had a love of instrumentals. As It’s Jo and Danny we always had a couple per album. The Yellow Moon Band was an instrumental project. I had just moved on from the Green Man Festival and had some time on my hands. ‘ says Jo Bartlett
‘A few months went by and I had written what I realised was an album’s worth of riffs on my acoustic guitar. For various reasons, couldn’t get The Yellow Moon Band together to record them. I gave Howard Monk a call (Billy Mahonie / The Clientele) and he was up for drumming on them.
I then asked Richard Handyside (guitar genius from the band Kodiak Island) if he was up for playing electric guitar on the tracks. He was.
We recorded them in Bark studio, in East London. Through the desk that 10cc recorded ‘I’m Not In Love’ on.
I was able to borrow Brian from Bark’s analogue synths. That was fun. I played some bass guitar too. That was also fun.
I mailed the tracks out to a few people to hear and the reaction has been amazing.’
The first fruits from The Modulation Freaks, ‘EP1’ (Snazzy EP4) is released on Double Snazzy on 6 November 2015, with ‘EP2’ to follow soon.
Watch / share video for ‘Circle : Line’ here: