The final single taken from the album 'Age of Anxiety' is a five track remix single including remixes by the likes of Hologram Teen and The Leaf Library. Available on ltd promo CD or digital download on all major platforms.
1. Fax Message Breakup (Single Mix)
2. Fax Message Breakup (Hologram Teen’s Video Suitors Remix)
3. Baby Robot (Chris Frain Remix)
4. Fax Message Breakup (AUW’s Obsessive Perfection Remix)
5. Cassiopeia (The Leaf Library Remix)
Rodney Cromwell: Fax Message Breakup CD (Bot8)
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Rodney Cromwell is the nom-de-plume of Adam Cresswell, founding member of indie-folktronica band Saloon (who had four entries in John Peel’s Festive 50 & recorded three Peel Sessions) and one half of acclaimed electronic two piece Arthur & Martha.
Although Phil Collins and his infamous split with his second wife inspired its title, there is none of the bombast of Collins’ work in Cromwell’s lo-fi disco lament. In a miserable year that has seen the passing of loved musical artists, disruption and political upheavals, the melancholia of ‘Fax Message Breakup’ is very much of the zeitgeist; a paean to despair and defeat with an incessant disco beat. With the inherent nihilism of its chorus “I can’t do this anymore, I don’t know what it’s for” it is perhaps the perfect soundtrack for 2016.
The 5 track EP features four exclusive remixes. ‘Fax Message Breakup’ is remixed by Hologram Teen (ex-Stereolab synth-wizardess Morgane Lhote) who brings her glitchy motorik disco sound to the party and by regular collaborator AUW, who stretches the title track into something akin to a dark Depeche Mode synth epic. Chris Frain from Colorado remixes ‘Baby Robot’ in a 1970s space disco vein - file between Meco’s ‘Star Wars Theme’ and Space’s ‘Magic Fly’. And London’s The Leaf Library close the EP with a beautifully restrained remix of ‘Cassiopeia’ that sounds like Brian Eno collaborating with Galaxie 500.
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