08 September 2012

L'augmentation

L'augmentation were for the largest part of the shortest history...

Angela Cross - Drums, Flute, Accordion
Lisa Sellick - Trumpet, Vocals
Jim Smith - Bass
Simon Vincent - Keyboards, Vocals

L'augmentation

They sent us a great little cassette...

Moseley has always been home to an interesting collection of Brum's musicians and they did not disappoint.

Formed from the 'bones' of the notorious band Dog Food among others, they were a mix of Parisian Film Noir and Sixties Beat... Their tape for life lived at 24 frames per second – as below!!! They called us up to go over mastering during the first half of and England World Cup qualifier; they were heavy thinkers and still are very principled and particular folk.

We were so so excited to get a Maida Vale Session with Peel in 1997... I remember recording it on cassette, the new song 'Sundrenched' gave us some real excitement for single number three - if it wasn't for...

John Peel (describing and introducing the band): "L'augmentation say our songs have a pop heart not without mood swings continental sound tracks for life lived at twenty four frames per second."

John Peel to band: "Did you really say that? (chuckling) Did you hear what I was saying? He can't... He can't hear me!?"

Simon Vincent: "I can..."

John Peel: "Oh you can.. Ok... Did you really say that L'augmentation say our songs have a pop heart not without mood swings continental sound tracks for life lived at twenty four frames per second."

Simon Vincent: "One of us did..."

John Peel: "Oh right but none of you are going to own up to it..."

Simon Vincent: "I have my suspicions."

John Peel: "Oh alright well, we don't want you breaking up under musical differences or quote differences... Or sound bite differences."

Simon Vincent: "It's already happened."

"Ah..."

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