Published on 18th November 2013
Kscope add more re-issues
Gavin Harrison & 05Ric – Kscope edition of their Debut Album ‘Drop’ Available Now on Kscope
Kscope edition of the debut album from Porcupine Tree drummer’s collaboration with multi-instrumentalist O5Ric
Drop is the first fruit of Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison’s collaboration with singer and Extended Range Bass player 05Ric, and features contributions from Robert Fripp, Dave Stewart and Gary Sanctuary. Nine carefully crafted songs combined with ground-breaking multi-layered guitars, vocal harmonies and rhythms.
A chance meeting between Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison and singer/multi instrumentalist 05Ric has yielded one of the most interesting and complex musical collaborations in recent years. 05Ric has developed a fresh, exciting, style of singing and virtuoso playing, which blended with the extraordinary drumming of Gavin Harrison has produced some unique results.
With Drop, Gavin, known for his powerful drumming style in Porcupine Tree (and many other bands) shows another side to his considerable rhythmic technique.
Originally released in 2007, the duo has since followed Drop with two more albums 2009′s Circles and 2012′s The Man Who Sold Himself. Both later albums were released on Kscope and Drop now joins them. This edition features new artwork created by long-time Porcupine Tree collaborator, Carl Glover.
Update – 11th November 2013:
Henry Fool – Kscope edition of Henry Fool’s long unavailable debut album from 2001
Remastered by award-winning engineer Andy Jackson, this version comes with new artwork by I Monster’s Jarrod Gosling and a booklet featuring sleeve notes by founder members Tim Bowness and Stephen Bennett.
A distinctive combination of 60′s/70′s Progressive influences (Gabriel-era Genesis/Pink Floyd/Soft Machine), Ambient experiments and hard-hitting group improvisations (King Crimson/Mogwai/Miles Davis), the album was released 12 years prior to its critically acclaimed successor Men Singing.
Alongside Bennett and Bowness, other contributions come from Brian Eno collaborator Peter Chilvers, No-Man live guitarist Michael Bearpark, Myke Clifford (sax/flute) and Pendragon/Steve Hackett drummer Fudge Smith. Two of the album’s tracks were mixed by Steven Wilson, Tim Bowness’s partner in No-Man.