craig tattersall and andrew johnson aka the remote viewer have been active in the uk- indie-scene for a good number of years now. both started as members of hood (craig played drums, andrew guitar) and recorded four albums with the band. both craig and andrew realised, however, that it was quite difficult for them to keep up with the needs for rehearsing etc., simply because they lived too far away from the bandıs headquarter in leeds and decided to leave hood and concentrate on new projects. while being in hood, craig and andrew released two albums and a couple of singles of their second project, the famous boyfriend, focusing, as they put it, on "electronic pop sort of thing³. over the years, their interest in electronic music became stronger and stronger, with the remote viewer, their current project, being the direct result of that interest. it took them a while to adjust to the new environment. they played their first ever gig in paris and, coming from an indie background, they did not really know how to perform their electronic songs and just played the music off minidisc while having crisps and beer. in the meantime, however, this changed completely, although "we have a reputation as being a drunken and abusive live act³, says craig. "at a recent gig in nottingham andrew fell asleep in the gents toilets and my girlfriend had to finish the gig for him." in reality, craig is concentrating on the gear while andrew plays drums or drops samples behind the turntables or scratches like a proper champion. indie just works different these days. they released highly acclaimed records on labels like 555, domino and city centre offices, recorded a session for john peel together with kid606 and helped co-producing the latest mogwai album. "here i go again on my own" is the second remote viewer album to date. the ten tracks are all very personal, intimate moments full of fragile warmth and quiet melancholy taking you by the hand as soon as the guitar comes in and plays along to colorful melodies and small clicky beats. this is an album sounding like a dreamy day spent alone in the countryside, when you look down a hill and whisper songs from another world.
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