SPC ECO announces ‘Fifteen’ LP, previews lead track ‘The Heart and Soul’
26 years after Curve’s founding, Dean Garcia shows no signs of slowing down
SPC ECO has announced its new album ‘Fifteen’, which will be issued digitally. This release follows the band’s ‘Calm’ LP and ‘Under My Skin’ EP, both released in 2018. Ahead of that, they are previewing the lead single ‘The Heart and Soul’.
An electronic musical maverick, Dean’s style complements Berlin’s vulnerable yet tender vocals. As a father and daughter, they explore their relationship and the world around them through music, creating heartfelt sounds to express the language of their souls and conversations that are often too difficult to be encapsulated by mere words.
“This album means everything to us. A collection of songs that simply happened to us over a period of the 9 months or so it took to record, during which time there have been numerous uncomfortable, unsettling and challenging changes all around us, not just to our personal real life situations as to where we live, but also to the catastrophe of various unaccountable, blatantly corrupt governing bodies that perch menacingly over us all like death itself,” says Dean Garcia.
“This record is about that, this and the other, a selection of recordings that mean more to us than we can ever possibly know. We do know they’re our escape and energy, the glue that keeps our family together, the means to cope, deal and adapt which all goes towards making it The Heart and Soul of us, which by careful consideration is the first track we’re releasing to introduce this record.”
With minimal symphonic landscaping and gossamer vocals, SPC ECO have created something that is vast and beautifully pervasive. Here we find a collection of moods, wistful reflections made into sound, and barely tangible but emotively powerful expressions.
Last year, the 25-year-anniversary of Curve brought releases of deluxe editions of both ‘Cuckoo’ and ‘Doppelganger’ and output from Dean Garcia’s other sonic adventures, including S T F U with Preston Maddox, Blurred City Lights with Jarek Leskiewicz, and two collaborative tracks with dreampop outfit Ummagma. He also releases as M A D, together with Steve Monti from Jesus & Mary Chain, who also contributed drums and noise loop effects on this new SPC ECO album.
All songs written by Rose Berlin and Dean Garcia
Except The Heart and Soul Written by Rose Berlin Jarek Leskiewicz Dean Garcia
Recorded Mixed and Produced by Dean Garcia
Recorded at the ELaB in London and GWYR
Except The Heart and Soul Recorded in Opole and GWYR
This record was made between March 2018 / Jan 2019
Cover image ‘Taplow’ by Rose Berlin
Photos taken by Awesome Welles / Wombbaby
Rose Berlin – Vocals and Lyrics
Dean Garcia – Bass, Drums, Guitars, Keys and Programming
Jarek Leskiewicz – Guitars, Drones and FX
Steve Monti – Drums and Noise Loop FX
Wombbaby – Special FX
1 Fading Out Of Time
2 Teach Yourself
3 That’s It Well Done
5 Out In The Cold
6 The Heart And Soul
8 Melancholia Mania
10 Left Out
11 In Silence
12 Gloria Sudafed
13 Never Can Know
14 The Reason Why
15 The Little Ones Out Of Time Mix