Today we're telling you all about Random...
This project is a collaboration between poet Gav and musician Ben. They will be releasing their album 'Long Ago When Tigers Smoked Pipes' through VMR in the very near future.
Their name says it all and here's what they've got to say for themselves in their own words;
"Random… met rather, well, randomly and they clashed heads from their two very different fields of creativity almost instantly. Having a mutual respect for each other’s work, Ben appreciating Gav’s poetic ramblings and Gav in turn enjoying the unique sounds that Ben creates.
They are very much 50/50 doing their own thing and not interfering in others work. Ben doesn’t like writing words and Gav can turn any musical instrument into something with the musical quality of your average Ikea table.
Indeed, the vast majority of what Gav records are poems that would otherwise grow old in notebooks, never to be opened, so he is overjoyed that Ben wraps them up in music.
Both of them are neither precious nor pretentious about their work, both believing that creativity is an entirely selfish process that a human must go through in order to ease the mental passage through this mortal coil.
“Long ago when tigers smoked pipes” is the Korean equivalent of “Once upon a time” and that is what Random… have created, a story, a journey through their lives."
Hopefully with this release we're definitely staying very true to our motto of interesting music for interesting people with this working class psychedelic experience!
Click on the pic to listen to Random... and if you've got a minute, check out their YouTube channel and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.