Raven Beats Crow
"Beautiful, big, cinematic stuff"
Tom Robinson, 6 Music
'Cruise Hip' was a free download released exclusively through Jag's mailing list in late 2011. The song was written and recorded in two evenings at their own London-based Birdhide studio in between mixing sessions for their 'Dark Matters' EP.
The song takes the listener on a lo-fi, funk voyage as seen through the eyes of a washed-up, cruise ship singer who has begun to question his very existence. Incorporating huge waves of distorted synth, sampled drum loops and hawaiian guitars Cruise Hip represents a continuation of RBC's popular 'Rough Special' series of off-the-cuff recordings.
You can listen to Cruise Hip and download it for free by using the media player on the right.
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