Wildflower EP

by Army of Mice

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    CD in Jewel case with original photo-artwork 4 page booklet by Chris Hylton.

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about

Wildflower was written and recorded between 2008 and 2009 on English summer Sundays and Wednesday nights fueled by copious quantities of tea and triangular shaped biscuits. Song ideas sown in many and various locations finally germinated in Mark's laptop, growing from motifs and riffs chiming out from virtual pianos and driven by makeshift drum loops. Sounds and files were swapped between computers until, somewhere north of Norwich, in blurry late night sessions Chris coaxed sounds from a collection of dusty synthesisers, fed them through old effects units, added in 'found sounds' and committed Mark's songs to hard disk. Lyrics written on scraps of paper, on beer mats and in battered note books were shared with Ellie, to be revised and refined, until vocals were recorded in the acoustic-tiled room known to Ellie as 'The Dungeon'. Dirty electric guitars were treated with a smattering of overdrive or delay from Mark's collection of pedals through a carefully miked guitar amp. Clean and crisp acoustic guitars were recorded in a bright and shiny room. Finally the recordings, edited, polished, effected and scattered with digital 'fairy dust' were at last completed and released to the world to be loved and enjoyed or ignored and dismissed...

"Army of Mice’s debut EP is a six track collection that is probably best described as Rural Electronica – a synth band deeply rooted in the glories of English folk and tradition, with Ellie Coulson’s vocals both seductive and strident over her bandmates’ languid landscapes. - See more at: www.goldminemag.com/reviews/album-reviews/new-release-round-side-effects-army-mice-jah-wobble-fallen-snakegrinder#sthash.Iq6OquOY.dpuf"

credits

released June 23, 2010

Ellie Coulson - Voice
Mark Reuter - Guitars
Chris Bond - Synthesisers

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Army of Mice Norwich, UK

Army of Mice make music combining traditional song writing with electronic textures and found sounds.

Mixing vintage analogue and modern digital synths, dirty guitars, and gorgeous vocals, AoM enjoys exploring a variety of styles, from down-beat trip-hop to bouncy electro-pop.

Our first EP 'Wildflower' was released in 2009 by Lakeland Records Ltd. and is still available from Bandcamp.
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