2ND ALBUM FROM WILD HONEY, PRODUCED BY STEREOLAB'S TIM GANE.
Like many of our favourite stories, everything starts with a young Guillermo Farre, our main character, listening to an insane variety of music in his High School days, later playing with a few bands and finally taking advantage of all that and his talent for writing and singing wonderful songs. To have Stereolab's Tim Gane sitting in the producer chair for his new album has been the icing on the cake. The story ends (so far) with Wild Honey's sophomore album, "Big Flash". Pure, catchy and beautifully arranged pop songs with a slightly lysergic twist.
"For this new album, I made a list of people I would like to work with, and the first one on it was Tim Gane. I love the production of his records with Stereolab, and it's quite different from what I could do at home with Wild Honey, and it's very personal."
So Guillermo got in touch with Tim and told him straight up he would like him to produce "Big Flash". Tim had never produced anyone other than Stereolab and the music he wrote with High Llamas' Sean O'Hagan, but he invited Guillermo to come to Berlin to get to know each other better and see if such a collaboration would make sense.
The result is an album full of proper pop songs, with catchy melodies and beautiful arrangements. You hear echoes of Os Mutantes, The Beach Boys (Wild Honey takes its name from one of their songs), Todd Rundgren, Broadcast, Ennio Morricone, The Millenium, Bill Fay, or The Zombies, or you may not hear them at all, because most of all, Wild Honey has carefully crafted a sound of its own.
Wild Honey is the sublimation of Guillermo Farre's circa 725 other bands and projects. As a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has released two EPs ("The House By The Sea" in 2008 and "Diamond Mountain" in 2010), an album ("Epic Handshakes And A Bear Hug") and a 7" featuring remixes of tracks off "Epic Handshakes" by Algodón Egipcio and Amerigo Gazaway from Gummy Soul.
After hearing Guillermo Farre's 2009 album "Epic Handshakes And A Bear Hug", it was so beautiful we just had to reissue it, and we've been waiting for the followup with the sweet despair of first love. Summers came and went, and now, three years after that first spark, Wild Honey is finally back. And with it, the sun, the butterflies, the nervous excitement. But the best thing is that, unlike those first amorous affairs, always better in our memory than they actually were, this new meeting is far from disappointing.
1. An Army of Fat Synths 2. The Kite And Captain John 3. It's All In The Film 4. My Memory May Also Be A Wish 5. Gothic Fiction 6. See How Hard My Heart Is Beating 7. Rogerio Duprat Looks Out The Window 8. The Newlyweds 9. Tooth Tree 10. Keyboards Under A Microscope 11. Scissors In Hand 12. Cleopatra