Photography by Toast Of Leeds
Forgotten Songs Vol. Three by Scrimshire
This is the third and final Forgotten Songs EP.
Atmospherics and sustained pads of humming sound. Calling up elements of influences like Boards Of Canada, Vangelis, Rae & Christian and Herbie Hancock.
These five songs came into existence during the period around making the last Scrimshire album Bight.
Since then I have had the pleasure of exploring them more with friends I have been collaborating with over the last 4 or 5 years.
As You Pass Me By and Reflection were recently written for by the incredible Daudi Matsiko.
I mixed Daudi’s debut EP, Gilles Peterson favourite and ‘All Winners’ selection ‘A Brief Introduction To Failure’ and have worked with him over the years as a part of collective ‘High Hopes Society’.
Another collaboration here is with another High Hopes member Chris Boot. A master on the drums, with an excellent ear for production and a hugely thoughtful touch. Chris took on a track that had proved evasive to me, and made it a wonder – Cloud Cover.
The final two tracks are all my own making, an exercise in exorcising some darkness. And with the cupboards now fully cleared I hope to make a proper start on new material soon.