Consisting of two names that will be familiar to many Hibernate fans, The Sly and Unseen are a duo of Katie English (aka Isnaj Dui) and Hibernate boss Jonathan Lees. Following on from two previous EPs, the duo have now turned their hand to a full length album, producing a collection of warmly immersive tunes that take on Russian folk songs, Balinese gamelan and glitchy rhythms alongside harmonium drones and gentle melodies.
All Similarities and Technical Difficulties End Here and its artwork reference the duo’s desire to get ‘back to basics’ and use solely acoustic instrumentation combined with minimal electronic input. The pieces maintain a feeling of spontaneity, being written largely in the studio and recording techniques kept as true to a live performance as possible.
The album is accompanied by a track by track remix CD including a live version and reworkings by acts including Isan, Memory Drawings, Isnaj Dui, Wil Bolton, BLK w/Bear, Leigh Toro, The Laborer, Danny Clay and Spheruleus.
Everything Has Always Been The Same
Here We Are, Here We Are
Cold Wind On Erringden Moor
Tumbling Out Of Our Houses
Of The Field Beyond
String Tail Fox
White For Sarah Capella
Nothing More Than Empty Smoke
Everything Has Always Been The Same (Wil Bolton Remix)
Here We Are, Here We Are (Live at Inkfolk)
Cold Wind On Erringden Moor (Isnaj Dui Remix)
Gusenitsa (The Laborer Remix)
Tumbling Out Of Our Houses (Leigh Toro Remix)
Of The Field Beyond (Danny Clay Remix)
String Tail Fox (Spheruleus Remix)
White For Sarah Capella (Isan Remix)
Nothing More Than Empty Smoke (Blk w/Bear Joy & Grief Mix)
Bishki-Bayu (Memory Drawings Remix)