Padded Cell: 'Word of Mouth' (feat. Chloé Battant) (directed by Julian Hand, 2008)
And even more from the ever-productive DC Recordings of England's J. Saul Kane...
Artist: Padded Cell
Title: Word of Mouth
Label: DC Recordings (UK)
Cat. No: DCR90
Format: 12" / digital download
Release Date: 16 June 2008
01. Word of Mouth - Glimmers Disko Drunkards Dub (5:46)
02. Word of Mouth [feat. Chloé Battant] - Extended Version (5:22)
03. Word of Mouth [feat. Chloé Battant] - Binary Chaffinch Rework (4:29)
Press release notes:
"Word of Mouth" is the second single to be taken from Padded Cell's debut album Night Must Fall (DCR72). A dark slab of pop-noir that pulses with punk-funk energy, this is a cautionary tale of urban decay and spoiled love, as told by the beguiling voice of Chloé Raunet (of London band Battant -- Kill The DJ Records). Recalling the Au Pairs or Bush Tetras as much as the sound of early 80s New York, "Word of Mouth" follows the incendiary single "Savage Skulls" (DCR88) and features two wildly different remixes:
The Glimmers' remix ups the tempo and emphasises the punk-funk swagger, leaving Chloé's vocals out in preference to the sordid drunken parley of an unidentified clochard. Aimed squarely at the dancefloor, this electro-fied devil's dub will have the late night crowds quivering with deranged happiness!
The second remix comes courtesy of Binary Chaffinch, a shadowy figure who is usually seen beneath a cloak of silver playing drums for cosmic disco doom band Chrome Hoof. This factor is most apparent in the uncommon percussive approach that has rendered the original track unrecognisable except for the vocals, and virtually incomparable with any other musical style except in terms of its genius.
The cover art depicts the fruits of Padded Cell's unsavoury collaboration with La Boca: an act of visual necromancy that has been brought to life further in the forthcoming video directed by Julian Hand. The video will introduce this triangular cyclopean personage to the world as more than a 2-dimensional image, instead an actual creature, who although without arms of even a brow, will be seen casting her eye over the masses as part of Padded Cell's immanent live performances. Most notably of these live shows will be a special DC Recordings event in London on June 21st that will feature legendary percussionist Dennis Young (Liquid Liquid) playing live with Padded Cell. For more details, go to www.dcrecordings.com.