Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson remix)

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because it's too good to be kept in the minimal bobbins thread.

lex pretend (lex pretend), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

also, tangentially, the new tracey thorn album, produced by pearson, can also be talked about here, as he seems to be aiming for a similar thing except condensed into 4-minute pop songs rather than a 12-minute epic flight of fantasy

lex pretend (lex pretend), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've only heard the four minute edit but that's magical enough.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

bagsy i play full version tomorrow

lex pretend (lex pretend), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Damn you, I was going to start my set with that. Can you end your first set with it so I don't have to change everything?

(Sorry, this is very boring for everyone else)

Matt DC (Matt DC), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

ysi? lool'd.

jimn (jimnaseum), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

if you start your set with it i'll end the night with it. it suits both and no one will mind us playing it twice i'm sure. xp

who is cortney tidwell herself? from the original i'm thinking some kind of wispy, gauzy singer-songwriter. voice is - lazy comparisons alert - somewhere between liz fraser and bjork. the guitar line which pearson threads through the first few minutes really reminds me of something - massive attack? - but the way it builds on that is quite incredible, blossoms would be a better word.

lex pretend (lex pretend), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

She actually makes downbeat indie country!

Matt DC (Matt DC), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, ysi? please.

from The ends of your fingers (prosper.strummer.), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Cortney Tidwell
http://www.myspace.com/cortneytidwell

best track: Mama from the Mountain

reminds me of 90s 4ad/guernica act Insides circa the Euphoria album

DJ Martian (djmartian), Sunday, 21 January 2007 20:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is there a myspace or someplace I can hear at least a stream of this remix?

matt2 (matt2), Sunday, 21 January 2007 22:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh answered my own question: http://www.myspace.com/ewanpearson

matt2 (matt2), Sunday, 21 January 2007 22:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

the exemption of her LP from the vast majority of year-end lists borders on the criminal...

hank (hank s), Sunday, 21 January 2007 22:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

re: the exemption of her LP from the vast majority of year-end lists borders on the criminal...

Due to the fact that Cortney's music is virtually unknown in the US and Canada, in the UK her media profile is a lot higher.

I understand the album will finally be released in the US in 2007.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Sunday, 21 January 2007 23:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

the u.k. (london) sunday times named "don't let stars" CD one of their ten best of '06. she releases the usa CD on 2/20. i saw her play the springwater, famed nashville dump, the day before christmas, and she was really good. one of the people who worked on "don't let stars" was a guy named brian siskind, a nashville musician who makes cool ambient shit under the name fognode. also on the record are ryan norris and kurt wagner of lambchop. tidwell's mother was a country singer named connie eaton, who seems to have made a record for *stax* in the '70s during the memphis label's brief flirtation with country. anyway, it's a good record and her EP is also nice. she's not exactly unknown here in nashville, but she's not exactly a household name, either.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Monday, 22 January 2007 00:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

also, her music is not country--the comparisons w/ bjork and thorne are accurate enough; she also sounds a bit like some lost tropicalia artist, gal costa in nashville in the grey rain. at any rate, i predict her record will do pretty well in '07 end-of-year voting....

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Monday, 22 January 2007 01:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Listened to the full length version on the way in, I wasn't expecting that bit in the middle where it breaks down into nothing but drone.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Monday, 22 January 2007 10:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Haven't heard this remix but the source LP is one of my favourites from last year.

she also sounds a bit like some lost tropicalia artist, gal costa in nashville in the grey rain

Yes, I can hear some of that too.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 22 January 2007 21:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Where can one hear this?!

toby (tsg20), Monday, 22 January 2007 22:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've had the full-length for some time, but only recently picked up the EP that preceded it...in addition to the Insides comparison above (which I soundly support), I would also add that I'm reminded of a more "acoustic" rendition of the AFX remix of Seefeel's "Time To Find Me"...(the "fast" version, if you're keeping score)...

hank (hank s), Monday, 22 January 2007 22:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Martin Buttrich remix of Tracey Thorn - It's All True is awesome too.

rchinn (rchinn), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 08:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
this has been in my head constantly the last two days, but i've only heard the 12min version and must get the edit (as well as the T Thorn). i like the original version too.

blueski, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 14:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

i've never heard the edit!

buttrich rmx of thorn seconded, but i love the whole original thorn album too.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 15:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've only heard the edit. It's not fair.

wmlynch, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 20:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

check it out i made a video for this - just some minor editing of a crazy John Halas animation from 1981:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WVslylGg1ks

blueski, Thursday, 3 January 2008 00:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

at any rate, i predict her record will do pretty well in '07 end-of-year voting....

no joy - and i didn't nominate it for ilx poll because of it's original release in '06

blueski, Thursday, 3 January 2008 01:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

What the hell, are you mixing it with something during the beginning or has the version I've been listening to totally different?

mehlt, Thursday, 3 January 2008 01:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah it's from a mix i put together (linked to on the DJ mixes thread) so you hear the end of 'Get Innocuous' at the start plus a bit of Map Of Africa at the end

blueski, Thursday, 3 January 2008 01:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whew, I thought I had been listening to some sort of incomplete version.

mehlt, Thursday, 3 January 2008 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Listening to eyes are at the billions right now" off her record from 07. Whoa. This is doing my head in.If I had heard this before, I would've posted this song in my best of list from 07. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to hear what happens when country meets shoegaze ??? Amazing.

oscar, Sunday, 2 March 2008 00:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes! so great. I didn't hear that album until the very end of 2007, but I love it to death and was pushing it incessantly on everyone I know for a couple months.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 2 March 2008 17:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

she's playing out some, saw her last night at Nashville's Exit/In.

whisperineddhurt, Sunday, 2 March 2008 18:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

how was it? I'm having a hard time imagining how this material would translate live.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 2 March 2008 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd seen Cortney before, at a small club, and she was really effective, playing her acoustic and Omnichord, and singing her songs. The Exit/In's sound system was wack Sat. nite--all bass, no snare drum, her voice lost amid the haze, so it didn't come across too well. However, she's fantastic, one powerful singer, and so the (brief) set was mainly her gettin' crazy and wailing over the repetitions of two guitars/bass/drums/keys w/ little subtlety. No "La La" melodicism on hand, and that's the stuff--like, actual songs; Cortney could easily be the Gal Costa of Nashville--I myself like the best, altho I pretty much love the EP and full-length she's done.

whisperineddhurt, Monday, 3 March 2008 13:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I'm a year late, but this is blowing my mind. I've listened to it ten times in a row.

Tape Store, Sunday, 23 March 2008 04:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I felt the same way. When I first got it, it had crazy replay value.

oscar, Sunday, 23 March 2008 04:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

new track, palace from the upcoming album titled: Son and Moon - now on myspace:

Cortney Tidwell
http://www.myspace.com/cortneytidwell

djmartian, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 17:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

just listening to DLSKUTU for the first time...fantastic album!

Tape Store, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 18:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

OMG last half of "Palace"

Tape Store, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

just saw her do an amazing set at Basement in Nashville--in incredible swooping voice, band creating truly multi-layered settings that moved in sections, atmospheric yet really grounded. something else.

whisperineddhurt, Thursday, 19 June 2008 01:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

'boys' has leaked, astonishing. really very beautiful.

keythkeythkeyth, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 01:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

!!!
so.psyched

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 02:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

bring it

henry s, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

this album is fucking great. watusi sounds like something portishead would have made if they had gone for a summer vibe. the producer on this deserves props

oscar, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 23:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Mark Nevers again?

henry s, Thursday, 23 April 2009 00:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this new stuff is incredible

I saved cassie breast in my iPhone (Tape Store), Friday, 8 May 2009 23:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saved cassie breast in my iPhone (Tape Store), Friday, 8 May 2009 23:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Come on, Bjork fans!

I saved cassie breast in my iPhone (Tape Store), Saturday, 9 May 2009 00:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

keep bumping this thread so i remember to listen to this album at some point!

lex pretend, Saturday, 9 May 2009 02:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

ya i need to check this album out. and many others.

Roz, Saturday, 9 May 2009 02:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

C'mon, everyone, start off w/ that second one, "Watussi"

Banvil! The Story of Banvil (Tape Store), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

This really is great.

maciej recognizing trill, Sunday, 10 May 2009 18:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

not really hearing much of a song in those two clips to be honest. heard this on the radio today also, minus the maddeningly busy video... still not convinced.

not very Björk-y either, although recently, feh. That's probably for the best.

fandango, Sunday, 10 May 2009 18:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

17 Horses reminds me of PJ Harvey rather than Bjork. Something about the way she only uses a very small number of notes and really bellows them out against those massive incessant chords.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Sunday, 10 May 2009 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Watusi already sounds a bit like its own Jacques Lu Cont or Alan Braxe remix. This stuff is really great - I'd always assumed Cortney Tidwell is normal unremixed form was a lot more folky than this. Maybe I should listen to the album.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Sunday, 10 May 2009 20:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

is this thing out now, or just leaked?

henry s, Monday, 11 May 2009 02:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

the track this thread is about remains A+, I stick it on my iPod pretty often still. Those other youtubes getting posted are pretty boring in comparison.

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Monday, 11 May 2009 02:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

this album is pretty incredible.

Roz, Thursday, 14 May 2009 17:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah - listened to it late the other night and it definitely hit the spot

lex pretend, Thursday, 14 May 2009 17:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Too inextricably pulled in by the portentous loveliness of "Oh Suicide" to pay attention to the rest of the album yet. Haha.

Turangalila, Saturday, 23 May 2009 03:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The new album is so, so lovely. Think Oslo is my favourite so far, especially the last minute or so.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

"So We Sing" and "Oh, Suicide" are my favorites right now. But it changes every couple days.

i've seen the way you've treated other fuxxors you've been with (Tape Store), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 00:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think because they're the same song!

i've seen the way you've treated other fuxxors you've been with (Tape Store), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

This album is great. The whole damn thing. Love "Watusii" but I think "Son and Moon" is my favorite at the moment.

van smack, Friday, 19 June 2009 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I understand the Bjork comparisons on "Son and Moon" -- it reminds me of "Cocoon."

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Monday, 22 June 2009 20:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

played a house show with cortney tidwell last summer, she is kind of weird and shy but holy shit she can sing, the new album is fucking fantastic

rosario speedwagon (nickalicious), Monday, 22 June 2009 20:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure you could stick 'Sun and Moon' on Vespertine and no one would notice.

Matt DC, Monday, 22 June 2009 22:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i still listen to this all the time, it's so good

Dr. Morbius or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ban (Tape Store), Sunday, 2 August 2009 05:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

just want to point out that his remix of "hazel" and "touch too much" are really good.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 2 October 2009 04:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

God the album sounds amazing now autumn has set in properly.

Matt DC, Thursday, 22 October 2009 12:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

the remix this thread was started in aid of has just been put out again, on R&S

lad: "et tu, lady?" (haitch), Thursday, 22 October 2009 13:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Daphni and Simon Baker mixes of 'Watusii' are pretty nice

modescalator (blueski), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 00:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

just discovered her. love it!

cutty, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Through Immer 3?

willem, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Immer 3 mix of this is different from the old Ewan Pearson mixes, right?

with hidden noise, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

totally through immer 3

cutty, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes it is. ("objects in space remix" then, "all this has happened before version" now)
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willem, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Love love love the Immer 3 version of this. Don't think I ever heard the earlier remix, although I always intended to one day. How different are they?

toby, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

hmmm...she's done a record with kurt wagner, i'd rather it was just her but pretty. seems like it is more his thing than hers.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 02:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah, it is all covers.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 02:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

very pretty. her voice sparkles.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 02:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I want a new album soon. It's been too long.

van smack, Sunday, 22 January 2012 15:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Agreed - Boys is such a great Sunday afternoon chilling-out-and-recovering listen.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Their album's ok at but the Ewan Pearson re-edit of A.M. is rather special.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130vxdH0D8U

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Sunday, 22 January 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I want a new album soon. It's been too long.

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boxedjoy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 08:25 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
one month passes...

'The Eagle Flies With My Silent Prayer' is probably the best song ever. gonna be so bitter and angry if this album gets ignored

the old rugged crocs (unregistered), Friday, 8 September 2017 00:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Really liked Don't Let Stars, hadnt really thought of her since but ready...

felix! phelix! ghelix! (Hunt3r), Friday, 8 September 2017 02:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Boys is one of those albums that you think you like, but when you put it on you realise it's actually incredible. I'm really excited to hear this new one.

boxedjoy, Friday, 8 September 2017 10:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Forgot how much I love that Ewan Pearson remix. Very happily ordered a mint copy on discogs for like 4 euros shipped just now. :)

davey, Monday, 11 September 2017 08:06 (two months ago) Permalink


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