Alt-pop four piece Hornman are very pleased to have co-produced their debut EP with Sound on Sound acclaimed producer Freddy Frogs of Montpellier, France.
The EP opens with “Swansea”, a step-out, fun electro-swing tune with gypsy horn-lines, filtered saw-tooth bass and an upbeat inspiring message.
In immediate contrast, hornman follow with “Personality is melting” which begins as an ambient trip-hop love-song with a deep-underwater, dreamy, almost sacred dimension and builds to a romping live drum and bass finale with a strong sax solo and sublime vocal harmonies.
The EP closes with the more electronically produced “Winston”, a dubstep-techstep oddysey of a song with powerful electric guitar and soaring vocal melodies.
released September 30, 2014
Hornman debut EP features three singles:
Written and performed by Carl Davies, Wayne Maslin, Simon Whitton, Laurence Hill and Freddy Frogs.
Personality (is melting)
Written and performed by Carl Davies, Wayne Maslin, Aoife Hegarty, Simon Whitton, Laurence Hill and Freddy Frogs.
Written and performed by Carl Davies, Wayne Maslin, Simon Whitton, Laurence Hill , Sula Mae and Freddy Frogs.
All tracks produced and mixed by Freddy Frogs (fastlane studios London and Montpellier, France www.fastlane.fr)
and Carl Davies (horn-electro studio, London) except for Swansea final mix by Jerry Kandiah at Old St. Studios, London (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Digital mastering by Hue Jah Fink at Binary feedback.
Vocals, sax, clarinet, keys, and B-lines - hornman Carl Davies
Vocals and trombone - Wayne Maslin
Drumkit - Laurence Hill
Guitar and vocals - Simon Whitton
Female vocals - Aoife Hegarty (Personality only)
Female vocals Sula Mae (Winston only)
Cover photos: Roy Shakespeare (hornman EP and Swansea)
Clive Rowat (Personality)
Simon Whitton (Winston)
Cover design: Matt shearing and Carl Davies
A massive thank you to friends and family of hornman, particularly “Awash with gold” community for their love and support, DJ Kev and the Urban Noize radio crew, Bob Dawson, Roy Shakespeare and Matt Shearing. Long may the fun and adventure continue!