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Lost Idol - Utters from a Cluttered Mind

lost diol utters from a cluttered mind
best of 2006Lost Idol - Utters from a Cluttered Mind
(CD) Cookshop Music CKSCD02, 2006-09-25

Tracklisting :
01. We Can Find Love
02. Ugly Day
03. I Bade Thee Farewell
04. Buckled
05. Micro Valley
06. When I Were Young
07. Lounged
08. Tread Water
09. A Break For Rain
10. Firmly Rooted

Links :
Interview Online At Pixelsurgeon
MP3 download : Lost Idol - Dough Beats DJ mix
(downbeat/electronic/dub/hop mash-up mix from the Cookshop headchef)

Press Release :
Cookshop present the debut album from Lost Idol. Whilst previous material has kept things rooted in the cinematic-instrumental vein, Lost Idol was keen to explore further musical possibilities. Described as 'classic Beck remixed by DJ Shadow? and 'Beta Band style alt-folk? this record is a unique musical journey of great depth and beauty, veering unashamedly from psychedelic pop to late night electronics. It bears just as much influence from artists such as Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd and John Coltrane as it does contemporary musicians such as The Beta Band, Beck and Four Tet. It's an amalgamation of new and old, instrumental and vocal, analogue and digital.

Brighton-based musician, DJ and producer James Dean began making music under the Lost Idol moniker five years ago. Lost Idol's early creations pricked up the ears of cult independent label Pork Recordings who released a couple of tracks on their Dubplates From The Lamp compilations. Since then Lost Idol went on to setup the Cookshop record label with fellow artist La Femme (Emily Cracknell) as an unrestrictive vehicle for releasing not only his own music, but also others who were righteously digging their own field.

Biography :
James Dean, the Lost Idol, likes to think his unique and often unpredictable psychedelic downtempo sound stems from happy studio accidents. When it comes to making music, he gets his kicks from doing something different, paying little regard to fashion or formula. Thankfully others appreciated this attitude and enabled him to release early Lost Idol creations on pioneering independent label Pork Recordings. He then went on to channel his open minded ethos into the establishing of his own record label Cookshop with fellow conspirator Emily Cracknell (La Femme) back in 2002. Utilizing Cookshop as an unrestrictive vehicle he released a string of acclaimed headphone orientated releases of not only his own music, but also others who were righteously digging their own field.

Cut to the present day and Lost Idol has just released his debut album “Utters From A Cluttered Mind” on Cookshop to great acclaim. As cluttered as his mind may be, unfocused it is not.

Aside from his label and studio pursuits Lost Idol is an avid DJ and has played extensively over the UK and abroad spreading the Cookshop gospel, as well as recording DJ mixes for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel show and Samurai FM. He also co-hosts the Morning Glory radio show weekly on Brighton’s Juice 107.2FM and online at Totally Radio.

Releases :
Utters From A Cluttered Mind CD
Firmly Rooted EP 12” (feat. Hint & Implosion Quintet remixes)
Chip Funk EP 12” (feat. Dr Rubberfunk & La Femme remixes)
Bone Idle EP 12”
Skip To The New 7” (Pork Recordings)

Additionally Lost Idol has released tracks & remixes on :
Sound Bites CD (Cookshop)
Taster 1 EP (Cookshop)
Taster 2 EP (Cookshop)
Digital Midgets - We Always Have Been EP (Cookshop)
Freestyle Remixed CD (Freestyle)
Hexstatic’s Pick N’ Mix CD (Sanctuary)
Dubplates From The Lamp Vol.2 (Pork)

Radio :
Lost Idol co-hosts a weekly radio show on Brighton’s Juice 107.2FM and online at Totally Radio. Morning Glory brings listeners a varied pot of musical treats keeping things nicely laidback and horizontal. From electronica to alt indie, underground folk to overground beats, Morning Glory prescribes the finest in aural ear-candy new and old, classic and unclassified.


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