Here's what I wrote on my blog about this single, 10 years after it's first release:
"This, my first release as Calamateur, was originally a 7″ single ‘White Light Unknown / Inhabit‘, released in early 2000.
It was a pretty lo-fi affair: recorded using Mark Russell’s (of Oldsolar) reel-to-reel 8 track, then mixed to Minidisc (a real no-no!) and, with the whole mastering process by-passed (because I had no idea what it was at the time!), it was then sent off to the Czech Republic to be made into 200 pieces of thick black vinyl.
I really had no idea what I was doing throughout the whole process, but clearly remember the excitement I felt when I opened the newly-arrived cardboard box and found 7″ singles with my music on them inside.
And that was nothing compared to how I felt when I heard John Peel playing the single on his Radio 1 show."
Here are some of the reviews it got:
“…possessing the kind of delicate use of vinyl grooves that deserves one of those sit down and contemplate it all moments in life….trembling as if touched by something altogether magical…” – Losing Today
“…astonishing debut single…” – Jockrock
“…gradually grows into a beguiling, bleary eyed, late night glory. seek it out, great things could follow.”- Track & Field
“…a thing of great beauty…”- The List
released January 2, 2000
All songs written, performed, engineered, produced and mixed by Andrew Howie.
Keyboards on 'Inhabit' by Mark Russell.
Recorded at BadAss Studios.
Mastered by Iain Hutchison at Glo-Worm Studios, Glasgow.
Design by Kevin Hobbs.
Thanks to Mark Russell & Richard Vernon.
Originally release on Timshel Records
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