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“This album is pure genius” – Sunday Telegraph, 5/5 .. ..
“Grasscut are the perfect riposte for those who doubt electronic music’s capacity to be romantic, nostalgic and human” – Mojo, 4/5 (Electronica album of the month).. ..
“Ghostly, weird and enveloping electronica” Sunday Times (Times download of the week).. ..
“One of that select band of artists who are making genuinely daring music that still remains an accessible and enjoyable listen” Tom Robinson, BBC 6music .. ..
“Epic and immersive, 1 Inch: 1/2 Mile captures something profound about an England caught anxiously between technology and nostalgia” – Uncut, 4/5.. ..
“Nine tracks of the most inventive songwriting you are likely to hear all year” – iDJ, 9/10.. ..
“Grasscut brilliantly re-imagine the landscape in glitches, crashing percussion, snatches of old 78s and disconcerting sampled voices” – Q, 4/5.. ..
“Folk song samples, the plummy pronunciation of BBC announcers and plenty of talk about the war [meets] big beats, bleeps and buzz saw analogue synths” – Clash, 9/10.. ..
“Quite thrilling” – The Fly, 4/5.. ..
“Delightful and unique” – Mixmag, 4/5 .. ..
“Spooky, profound and gorgeous” – Irish Times, 4/5 .. ..
“A vastly accomplished piece of modern psychedelic pop… As a rapprochement between the unnecessarily divided worlds of electronica and ‘proper’ music it is a complete success. Absolutely lovely” – The Arts Desk
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grasscut are Andrew Phillips and Marcus O’Dair. Phillips is an award-winning film and television composer (credits at unitedagents.co.uk/film/andrew-phillips/). O’Dair, also a journalist and broadcaster, contributes double bass, keyboards and military strategy. Their debut album, 1 Inch: 1/2 Mile, is out now on Ninja Tune. It was named debut album of the year in iDJ and one of the top ten pop CDs of 2010 in the Sunday Telegraph.
grasscut opened the main stage at The Big Chill 2009 and have performed at Tate Britain, Koko, Cecil Sharp House and the ICA. Overseas, they have played French venues including The Pompidou Centre as well as in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Poland and Slovakia. They have shared stages with Silver Apples, Caribou, Plaid, Daedelus, Clark, Nathan Fake, Bonobo and played live soundtracks at London’s Shunt performance space. .. ..
grasscut have remixed Coldcut, Bonobo, Jaga Jazzist, Spokes and Voluntary Butler Scheme, while both Nathan Fake and Bibio have in turn re-worked grasscut tracks. They have had airplay from BBC Radio 1, 2 and 3, and played live sessions for BBC 6 Music, Xfm and Resonance. Hurrah. .. ..
…… NB Anyone taking part in the Balsdean walk detailed in the album artwork, please download the free bonus track in advance: see www.ninjatune.net/grasscut/alostvillage