The Simonsound sound release a brand new single entitiled, “The Beam”, on super tastey transparent 10″ vinyl. The single is a “radiophonic ride aboard the imaginary ‘SS Mk I Monorail’, taking in five out of this world destinations along the way. Board the Monorail and be whisked to Outer Space World, Underwater World, Inner Space, Robot World and The Land of Myths and Beasts.” You can’t argue with that, can you.
Musically, The Beam follows the work of early classic electronic producers such as Raymond Scott, Tristram Cary and Tom Dissevelt. Mixing up Buchla, Moog and EMS synthesisers, with tape manipulated percussion and acoustic sources, this is the more experiemental side of The Simonsound.
The b-side, “In The Shadow of Skylon”, is “an oscillating ode to a long lost London landmark and futuristic structure created for the Festival of Britain in 1951.”
There is a extremely limited version that includes two sided colour map, sew on ‘The Simonsound Transit Authority’ Pilot patch, 1 of a kind 1/4 inch tape loop, mini booklet, Monorail ticket, all housed in a beautiful letter press printed sleeve. But sadly as I write this it has already sold out, sorry. But you can still grab the 10″ which comes with a free map, to outter space I’m guessing. and of course there is the digital version for you modern types.
Listen and buy HERE