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Grasscut is Andrew Phillips and Marcus O’Dair.

Andrew is an Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer, artist and producer. Over the last ten years he has scored many films including Oscar-nominated Watani, My Homeland (2016), BAFTA-winning Grenfell (2018) and War In The Blood (2020).

Marcus is a writer, musician and academic. His books include Distributed Creativity, about the potential impact of blockchain technology on the creative economy, and Different Every Time, a biography of Robert Wyatt which was nominated for the Penderyn prize. More…

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Recording dulcitone in lockdown... ...

Thanks to @everything.is.noise for premiering our new single Coprolite Tip.

"hauntingly mesmerizing"... the track began as an anonymous voicemail to Grasscut HQ, which told of the beauty of dragonflies at dusk at one such mine – the location of a fatal lightning strike in 1873.

Out January 29th, you can pre-order via the link in bio.
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Writer Jan Morris, who died in 2020, lived just up the coast (in Llanystumdwy) from where my family comes from in Wales; a track on Overwinter is dedicated to her.

I particularly love her books Conundrum, and Trieste and the Meaning Of Nowhere. This memorial stone is in a valley close by. Courage, Jan!
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How times have changed.
This is from the video for 'Muppet', which found us smashing up a keyboard in my back garden in 2010. It's all bass clarinets and string orchestras now. Still like that GC badge Marcus is wearing though.. #tbt
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George Oppen, “Of Being Numerous” (1968)

I wrote an MA dissertation on Oppen (a few years ago), and more than any other poet, his words keep coming back to me, especially now.

I've been sharing a selection of sounds, bits of poetry and prose, that I’ve been carrying round in my head, and that have influenced and inspired Overwinter — over on our Medium blog (link in bio)

I hope you enjoy them and also find them inspiring! AP
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New Blog Post! ✍️
A few people have asked what the woodwind instrument is in 'Return Of The Sun', particularly at the end. Here are some thoughts on the part. Thanks to Nick for his beautiful and powerful playing.

Link in bio. AP
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Window blink with a hint of the golden rooms #return of the sun #lorecordings #overwinter #brighton ...

This is Andrew & Pedr out filming the video for Curlews in 2015 - we filled a subwoofer with oil, played the track through it, and filmed the reflections of trees in the oil as they stretched with the vibrations #tbt ...

Our final studio pick of 2020 is the Boss SG-1 Slow Gear pedal! Very rare pedal made in Japan in 1980. Otherworldly. ...

Another studio favourite - the Prophet & Roli Seaboard Block 🎹 This synth is all over our new album #Overwinter. ...

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Next up, the The Lo-Fi Junky...
So wobbly. Fast becoming indispensable in the Grasscut live sound! #studiogear2020
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Our 2020 studio picks series continues with #TheHeliotrope 🎛

Bit crusher / distortion. Indispensable!
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