This is in the April 6 issue of Time Out Hong Kong. Many thanks to Anderson Muth, and to Romi Behl for the photo.
The original of this tune is from a 1974 album with guitarist/violinist/singer Jerry Goodman. Most of the tunes are collaborations, but this one is just Jan. It’s insanely fast synth-heavy fusion. A great track, but I decided to slow it down a lot, build the intro, and put the solo sections together. I also added drums, bass, some pads and plenty of percussion, which gives it a very different feel.
You can hear the original here.
Our next release on Palms & Charms will be shipping soon, exact date to be confirmed.
Tokyo’s Mallorquin with Slow Hot Confetti, while on the B-side, there’s his regrets of interstellar travel on The Planet I Left Behind. Also includes remixes by Max Essa and Coyote.
Just finished a mix of this one – quite a spooky synth-funk track, which is also an attempt at debunking psychic phenomena of the spiritual kind.
Current release schedule is on Palms & Charms mid-2015. Should be a double-A side with ‘Sweat on Velvet’, which will also have a rather splendid Pete Herbert remix.
Apiento and Dr.Rob have reviewed ‘This Time Around’ on their excellent Test Pressing blog. I’m interested to see how they’ve tried to join the dots with other music – it’s actually led me to discover some new things myself!
The Groove Thief keeps a blog with a comprehensive update of underground dance music in Hong Kong, across all genres. This edition, he’s leading with ‘This Time Around’, now due for release in 6 days!
Bill Brewster has featured ‘This Time Around’ on his DJ History Podcast! Bill is the co-author of the definitive history of DJing ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life‘, as well as running the very well-regarded DJ History blog, so I’m flattered to be included in his show.
I’ve reworked this – different key, new vocals and new synths…