Originally relased by indie label Sarah Records in 1990, The
Field Mice's second album "Skywriting" now comes in a deluxe
2CD package. The Field Mice, the cult South London band who recorded for the
Sarah label between 1988 and 1991. They later became Northern Picture Library
Bobby Wratten now fronts Trembling Blue Stars. Skywriting + Singles combines
the second Field Mice album Skywriting (released in June 1990) with all tracks
from the EPs "The Autumn Store" and "So Said Kay".
For the album the band had expanded from a duo to a three piece, and drawing
influence from the dance and ambient scenes. Hence nine minutes of sequenced
rhythms on Triangle, and the extended sample-barrage Humblebee - whose 'chocolate/love/sex'
mantra would become a bestselling teeshirt design. The Autumn Store (January
1990) and So Said Kay (September 1990, a Melody maker Single of the Week) return
the band to gentler pastures, with this wealth of middle-period material completed
by two rare compilation tracks - Other Galaxies and This Is Not Here (1998)
- as well as three previously unreleased tracks: I Thought Wrong, Right As
Rain and Heart Disease Called Love. The CD runs for over 90 minutes over two
discs, features 21 remastered tracks, and contains detailed biographical notes
in the booklet. The new artwork is
by Stefan Kassel.
Influences / Similar Artists:
Brian, The Ocean Blue, For Against, The House Of Love