Stage 2: SATURDAY 10
Bullion has come a long way since his ‘Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee’ mix became a viral sensation on the internet in 2008. He went on to record a string of releases for One-Handed Music – ‘Get Familiar’, ‘Young Heartache’, ‘Say Goodbye To What’ – which saw him loosening the assemblage points of his music, transposing sampled voices into new contexts, and creating a kind of modern, psychedelic cut’n’paste.
His next effort, 2011’s ‘You Drive Me To Plastic’ on Young Turks, was a beautifully sewn together 21 minute piece of music consisting of nine tracks, drawing from leftfield disco, krautrock, ‘80s synth pop, afro, and inspired ‘70s electronics. Most recently, on the two track R&S single ‘Say Arr Ee’ / ‘What Does She Know’, Bullion replaced what would previously have been samples with his own voice and recorded instrumental parts.
‘Love Me Oh Please Love Me’ is the natural continuation; a 5 track EP of songs written alone (except Robert Wyatt cover ‘The Age Of Self’) and assembled in a short period last year using drum machines, guitars and synths, along with his own voice and lyrics.