Images of the limited edition version of The Beam. As well as the colour vinyl and map from the standard edition, this pack adds a sew on Monorail Pilot Patch, mini booklet, one of a kind 1/4 inch tape loop and Simonsound Transit Authority ticket. Available exclusively from our Bandcamp.
Very excited to share images of the new Simonsound single ‘The Beam’. The title track will be getting its first public airing on BBC Radio 3’s The Late Junction on Tuesday 13th of May, so please tune in to hear that. Pre-sales and more info on the strictly limited edition ‘Pilot Pack’ will follow that broadcast.
A fantastical Monorail journey in sound!
Like a souvenir from a mid century World’s Fair, ‘The Beam’ follows in the footsteps of early electronic musicians such as Raymond Scott, Tristram Cary and Tom Dissevelt.
Travel into the realm of imagination with The Simonsound Transit Authority
I recently visited Florida again and had more time to explore Kennedy Space Center and the missile and rocket launch sites of the early space missions. I also spent a lot of time riding the Monorail at Disney as inspiration and to collect footage and material for an upcoming Simonsound release in the new year. More on that soon.
A little taster of the show we are touring with DJ Format.
Format starts the show on the turntables cutting up some of his better known songs before being joined by Simon on the Moog Synthesizer and an armory of electronic effects. Here they take you away on a musical journey from Hip Hop & Funk to spaced out electronics. The music is accompanied by synchronised visuals that sample moments from classic B-Boy footage, tripped-out animation and carefully chosen visual oddities in a cut ‘n’ paste style that is completely in tune with the music. The music itself consists mostly of songs from DJ FORMAT’s first two albums, his new album STATEMENT OF INTENT and also songs from THE SIMONSOUND’s album REVERSE ENGINEERING that Simon & Format made together in 2010. The video footage was filmed at the launch party on Friday 2nd March 2012 at The Concorde 2, Brighton but the sound was replaced with practice recordings from home due to sound quality issues on the actual video recording.