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Richard Spaven - Spin
Out 19th October 2018

Richard Spaven


Fine Line Records

Expected: 19th October 2018 | 1 track beats & breaks single

After the critical success of first single Faded featuring Jordan Rakei (Record of the week on 6 Music)Richard Spaven is proud to present Spin, the second single taken from his forthcoming album Real Time due to be released on 2nd of November 2018

Richard's unique subtle take on drumming and the way he plays like a wild flower grows (Mary Anne Hobbs /6 Music Recommends), has made him a sought-after performer with successful global artists and at Drum events and festivals around the world.

Following on from his critically acclaimed 2017 release 'The Self', (the title track featuring Jordan Rakei has reached over 500k plays) Richard is back with a special studio album.

Recorded live during a week at Real World Studios in the Bath countryside, 'Real Time' captures the artfulness of a band of musicians creating something truly unique. Richard's long history with his band was an inspiration during the writing of this record. His collaboration with vocalist Jordan Rakei is continued - exceeding expectations after a week-long residential recording session. In addition is co-writer and long standing band member Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra, The Breath) on guitars. The recordings also feature Robin Mullarkey (Jacob Collier) on bass, and Oli Rockberger (Laura Mvula) on keys.

Notable for their diverse production skills, Frederic Robinson (Medschool) and Jameszoo (Brainfeeder) join Richard on Real Time. The inclusion of their intricate sound design and warped distorted abstract sees that the music on Real Time is elevated to new levels. Throughout the 9 tracks of the album, Richard on drums plays artfully with the beats, subtlety abounds yet grooving hard in constantly shifting, unexpected turns of rhythmic layers.

The result is modern sounding electronica from a group of exquisitely talented forward-thinking musicians who are not bound by any genres but thrive in the simple idea of creating and playing together.

About Spin, Richard says : Spin is based on my most favourite drum beat I ever made - 160bpm energy - its not easy to play but has a gentle half time feel among the frantic hi hat pattern. Inspiration comes from the Footwork genre - DJ Rashad, Machinedrum, Ital Tek being some of the artists I love to listen to