Dean Garcia, formerly of Curve and daughter Rose Berlin release their fourth album this September.
SPC ECO are a duo from London, they formed 8 years ago and have released 5 albums and 7 EPs to date. S E record and produce all of their albums from a small home made studio in North London. SPC ECO consists of vocalist / lyricist Rose Berlin and multi instrumentalist / Producer Dean Garcia. They have been making music together for more than 20 years. Rose is Dean’s daughter, Dean is a maverick record producer with an illustrious, diverse and colourful career performing, producing, composing and recording with a wide range of very well known artists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Garcia).
Rose is a Sound and Light artist and recently graduated with a first class honours degree from Camberwell College of Arts. Rose experiments with the potential for sound and light to be used as atmospheric mediums, her intention is to bridge the gap between art and music. Rose sees her voice as an atmospheric instrument and uses it to take you to a world of your own. Rose is a gifted and unique artist with a strong creative grounding within music and sound recording that dates back to her very early years recording songs with Dean in their front room studio. Their musical pairing was simply meant to be. S E is best described as an amalgamation of experimental and genre bending musical ideas, although diverse it’s always recognisable due to the S E branding of Rose’s distinct voice combined with Dean’s ability to wrap multi fractal sound around her.
Sirens and Satellites is SPC ECO‘s 4th full studio album, like any well designed – provocative music you are undeniably and mysteriously lost in its glow from the moment it drifts into your consciousness. This effect is not a fleeting moment of beauty but all encompassing throughout the entire record, the album unfolds like a great book, the songs effortlessly merge and flow leaving you in anticipation of the next song right until the very end. As with previous S E recordings there has always been collaborators involved, this time around S E team up with Jarek Leskiewicz, who has co-written / co produced half of the Sirens album. Dean connected with Jarek via an impromptu Facebook chat from there they decided to work together and quickly began sound pooling ideas back and forth, three summer months later and Sirens and Satellites was realised.
Everyone wants to know what or who a band sounds like, where do they fit in? S E can fall within many different genres like Dreampop, Shoegaze Electronic etc but somehow they have transcended them all and developed a genre-sphere of their own. When you listen to songs such as Fallen Stars or Zombie followed by Delusional Waste or High On It it becomes very clear that this band do not believe in musical boundaries and are very much a force unto themselves. Sirens is not for the faint of heart, it’s big, brash, sentimental and noisy all at the same time. This is a record that likes to be loud, so just plug it in, turn it up and let it breathe its magic.
SPC ECO Sirens and Satellites will be released by Saint Marie Records on the 9th of September 2014. Pre-order here!