:: hinah split singles - mp3
Everything is Fine is the project of Marc Manning from Portland, Oregon (yes indeed, home of many musicians we love around here). His music is rooted in folk music, but also probably in years of listening to noisy guitar bands like Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. Andrew Sweeny is a Canadian who's lived in Paris for a while. Last year, he met an acquaintance of ours, Burzinski, at a gig of Barzin, and since then they've worked together on Andrew's folk songs (they've just finished an album named "Monotone"). For this split single, each songwriter added his own touch (vocals and mix) to a song offered by his fellow musician.
History of a split single: we discovered Luxemburg's micro-label SoundzFromNowhere and felt close to their ethics. We chatted for some time and came to the conclusion that our labels had to work at a joint release. Now what bands could we pick... As far SFN was concerned, it was easy as label guru Victor is a member of sug[r]cane. As for us, we pulled the jesters from Donna out of the hinah hat and asked them to get in touch with Victor. They got as thick as thieves and off they went!
Now that we come to think of it, the idea of this split single springs from an epic conversation in a Parisian café between Paul Austin -- at the time still a member of Willard Grant Conspiracy -- and Luc Reverter -- half of Melmac. While we were listening to them speak about Sonic Youth's torrid shows, we started wondering what a collaboration between these two characters could sound like. Two years later, we have the answer!
For the first single -- hopefully the first in a long series -- out on hinah, here's a French and English meeting between the projects of Sammy Decoster and Gaetan Boyer: folk music injected with pop, country and electronica hormones (yes, we swear, electronica).