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2010: Bomb the Bass - Milakia (featuring Martin Gore)
« on: 06 July 2011 - 23:15:14 »
This thread contains all news items concerning Martin Gore's collaboration with Bomb the Bass.

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Re: 2010: Bomb the Bass' Milakia feat. Martin Gore
« Reply #1 on: 06 July 2011 - 23:17:06 »
2009-12-06 - K7 - Bomb the Bass - Press Release

[On the 13th of January 2010, Bomb the Bass have put up a micro site, giving the same info as in the press release: http://www.back-to-light.com.]

http://www.k7.com/db_robotssubpage.php?id=Back%20To%20Light.I.PRO2711

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Back To Light
Bomb The Bass Releases
When Bomb the Bass released Future Chaos in late 2008, it had been nearly a decade in the making. Now, barely a year later, Tim Simenon is back with a new album whose accomplished songwriting and sonic scope belie the spontaneity with which it came together. The title says it all: Back to Light.

The dusky atmosphere of Future Chaos has given way to a more radiant sound, buoyed by waves of synthesizers and propelled by clean-lined grooves. Raising the tempo, Simenon takes inspiration from classic techno, while vocal contributions from Richard Davis, Kelley Polar, The Battle of Land and Sea, and Paul Conboy bring Bomb the Bass into newfound melodic focus. It's a brighter, more immediate sound than before; warmer, too, with the singers' voices positively glowing inside intricately woven electronic nests. But there's no lack of nuance. Every track is a delicate balance of intimate delivery and cosmic sonics, underscored by a faint sense of melancholy.

The album came together quickly. While the shrink-wrapping still cooling on copies of Future Chaos, Simenon was already sketching out tracks for a new album, and in late 2008 he headed into a São Paulo studio to work with a new collaborator: Gui Boratto, Brazil's master craftsman of deep, melodic techno, known for his records on Kompakt and Kompakt Pop, as well as a thrilling remix of Bomb the Bass' own "Black River."

"The idea came about when I heard his remix of 'Black River,' which I adored," says Simenon. "It was a very comfortable environment, very easygoing. Gui's got a small studio in his house, and I had the basic sketches drawn up a few months beforehand, so we could just work together on one computer, bouncing ideas back and forth."

The tropical environment proved fruitful. It took just two weeks to give the album its basic shape. "It just happened," says Simenon, "right from the offset, when Gui and I sat down in the studio. Even though some of the stuff he does is dark, a lot is quite uplifting. A lot of those melodies really began in that first couple of weeks in Brazil."

Back home in Amsterdam, Simenon sent the unfinished tracks to a select group of singers; New York avant-disco maven Kelley Polar and occasional Swayzak collaborator Richard Davis each tackled two songs, while The Battle of Land and Sea (Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter Sarah O'Shura) contributed one. Longtime Bomb the Bass collaborator Paul Conboy lent his deep, distinctive voice to four songs on the new album.

A final guest appearance is made by none other than Depeche Mode's Martin L. Gore, who plays synthesizers on the closing song, "Milakia." The original tapes were recorded more than a decade ago, after Simenon had produced the band's album Ultra. "It's a track I've always loved, but could never find a home for, really," he says. "It seemed like a perfect closer for this particular album."

The results add up to a compelling set of interlocking songs that each have a specific sound and feel, from the '80s-inspired "Boy Girl" (featuring Conboy) to the jewel-toned minimal techno of "Up the Mountain" (featuring The Battle of Land and Sea), and from Kelley Polar's dizzying harmonizations on "X Ray Eyes" and "Start" to the unforgettable heartbreak Richard Davis brings to "Price on Your Head" and "Happy to Be Cold," two of the album's most enthralling songs. It's a rich, rewarding album that makes the most of its particular tensions-tough/sentimental, guarded/yielding. Its brightness draws you to it, and its shadows draw you in: Back to Light.

It goes without saying that an album this rich offers a wealth of material to inspire remixes-and so old hands and upstarts alike are jumping at the chance to put their spin on the music. Four digital singles feature an impressive cast of characters: Gui Boratto, John Tejada, Extrawelt, Atom TM, Mark E, Jake One, Kwesachu (Kwes + Micachu), Anderson Noise, Leo Zero, FM Radio Gods, and DJ Marky & S.P.Y. Even Simenon himself gets in the act, with an additional Bomb the Bass remix of "The Infinites." And why not? After Simenon's many years spent producing other people's records, Bomb the Bass is making up for lost time-and it's our gain.

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Bomb The Bass Releases

TRACKLIST:
Bomb The Bass, X Ray Eyes feat. Kelley Polar
Bomb The Bass, The Infinites feat. Paul Conboy
Bomb The Bass, Price On Your Head feat. Richard Davis
Bomb The Bass, Blindspot feat. Paul Conboy
Bomb The Bass, Milakia feat. Martin Gore
Bomb The Bass, Up The Mountain feat. The Battle Of Land And Sea
Bomb The Bass, X Ray Eyes feat. Kelley Polar 
Bomb The Bass, The Infinites feat. Paul Conboy
Bomb The Bass, Boy Girl feat. Paul Conboy
Bomb The Bass, Milakia feat. Martin Gore 
Bomb The Bass, Happy To Be Cold feat. Richard Davis
Bomb The Bass, Burn Less Brighter feat. Paul Conboy
Bomb The Bass, Start feat. Kelley Polar
Music available as CD, Vinyl, MP3 download
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Re: 2010: Bomb the Bass' Milakia feat. Martin Gore
« Reply #2 on: 06 July 2011 - 23:19:50 »
2010-01-13 - Juno Download (U.S.) -  Samples

On junodownload.com you can listen to a sample of Milakia: http://www.junodownload.com/products/1510681-02.htm
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Re: 2010: Bomb the Bass' Milakia feat. Martin Gore
« Reply #3 on: 06 July 2011 - 23:21:17 »
2010-03-01 - Bomb The Bass - Album Release

Album is for sale now: http://www.amazon.com/Back-Light-Bomb-Bass/dp/B002YH6FFQ
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Re: 2010: Bomb the Bass' Milakia feat. Martin Gore
« Reply #4 on: 06 July 2011 - 23:22:25 »
2010-06-23 - FM Radio Gods - Milakia Remix

FM Radio Gods have remixed a number of Bomb The Bass' new songs, including Milakia. You can listen to the remixes on their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fmradiogods
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Re: 2010: Bomb the Bass' Milakia feat. Martin Gore
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2010-07-14 - Bomb The Bass - Milakia Video

Bomb the Bass uploaded a video for the song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqB1LNzPXZs

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Re: 2010: Bomb the Bass - Milakia (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #6 on: 09 October 2013 - 03:26:10 »
2010-08-17 - Depeche Mode - Martin Gore and Bomb the Bass

http://www.depechemode.com/news.html

Martin Gore Track On New Bomb The Bass Album
Martin has contributed to the new Bomb The Bass album "Back To Light". The song "Milakia", originally written during the "Ultra" era, has now been included on the new Bomb The Bass album. From Tim Simenon: "It's a track I've always loved, but could never find a home for, really. It seemed like a perfect closer for this (new) album".
Martin co-wrote the song, and plays synth on the track as well. Check out the YouTube video on your left.
The new album can be purchased from the following: Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France and Amazon Japan. Sales links for HMV, iTunes and Beatport can be found by visiting the Back To Light web site.
Bomb The Bass will be playing live in Europe this Autumn on the Back To Light Tour! Info on Facebook, YouTube and on this tour flyer!
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