Ten years in the making and finally out the remix album from Arthur and Martha. Available on limited numbered CD only
Autovia (Gabe Knox Remix)
Music for Hairproducts (Soft Riot Remix)
Kasparov (Katsen’s One Chip Samba Remix)
Vallorian (Tears Run Rings Remix)
Vallorian (Hong Kong in the 60s Remix)
Navigation (Pattern Language Remix)
Ultra- Alliance (Alice Hubble Remix)
Japanese Kiss (Rodney Cromwell Remix)
Follow The Path (Hologram Teen Remix)
Memory (Kellarissa Remix)
This City Life (Brutalist Architecture in the Sun Remix)
Squarewave to Heaven (Robert Tripp Remix)
Turn to Dust (One Armed Droid Remix)
Autovia 2 (Monster Bobby Remix)
Dance Dance Dance (AUW’s Sunset Beach Remix)
Arthur and Martha: 'Adjustments' LIMITED NUMBERED CD (Bot13)
- Ltd edition CD, digipack card sleeve
- Arthur and Martha Badge
- Email us if you would like a signed version
- Note: Photo at present is a mock-up of sleeve
Happy Robots are thrilled to finally release 'Adjustments' the Arthur & Martha remix album.
Arthur & Martha was the project of Adam Cresswell (Saloon / Rodney Cromwell) and Alice Hubley (Mass Datura / Alice Hubble). Despite operating when electroclash swept the nation Arthur & Martha were decidedly different. Described as "cutie krautrock" or tweetronica, they used toy/playground electronic gizmos, battered old casios, korgs and cheapo drum machines to create their achingly pretty minor-chord synth hits. Imagine, if you will, St Etienne in space or Kraftwerk playing Field Mice at a freshers disco.
They gigged with White Town, Lo-Fi Fnk, Grovesnor, Plastic Operator and were acclaimed by the likes of The Guardian, Word, NME, Zoot, and Artrocker with BBC 6 Music and Radio 1 airplay.
The debut album 'Navigation' took three years in the making but, despite good reviews, proved to be their only album - the band disappeared without explanation almost overnight. A planned remix record sat on a hard-drive, part-finished and unloved. Only several years later, once Adam and Alice's solo acts began to get acclaim, that they discovered how popular 'Navigation' had been; with fans as far afield as Spain, Mexico and USA declaring it their all-time favourite! As it started to get new exposure, they decided to re-form for the send-off they never had, and to finish that remix album.
Of course the album was still not ready for their final show (The Islington, London 2.3.19) but this felt somehow apt. (It is no wonder this new album has the Catalogue number Bot13.)
But here it finally is! It includes remixes taken from their original period not least including two totally unique versions of 'Vallorian,' the first the ear-piercing shoegaze interpretation by Tears Run Rings, the second a lougecore samba by Ghostbox collaborators Hong Kong in the 60s.
The more recent mixes includes straight krautrock take on the single 'Autovia' by Polytechnic Youth synth wizard Gabe Knox, with the second single 'Music for Hairporoducts' given a darker sheen with an darkwave interpretation by Glasgow’s Soft Riot.
And Happy Robots - the label originally formed by Adam and Alice - is well represented too with remixes by Pattern Language, Alice Hubble, Rodney Cromwell and ex-Stereolab member Morgane Lhote (aka Hologram Teen).
If you are in any way unhappy with the product please email us. info [at] happyrobots.co.uk