‘MOUNTAINS OF GOLD FT. SAMPHA, IBEYI, WIKI & KAMASI WASHINGTON’

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED 

RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MOUNTAINS OF GOLD FT. SAMPHA, IBEYI, WIKI & KAMASI WASHINGTON’

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Everything Is Recorded – the new collaborative artist project from Richard Russell – today release a new single, ‘Mountains Of Gold’ via XL Recordings. It sees the record producer and XL Recordings head, renowned for his album production work for Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Ibeyi and Gil Scott-Heron among others, collaborating with a diverse host of acclaimed artists in the form of London’s very own Sampha (who also lent vocals to Everything Is Recorded’s debut track ‘Close But Not Quite’), French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, NYC rapper WIki and LA jazz titan Kamasi Washington.

“’Mountains of Gold’ is sound system inspired, you can hear a lot of strong and different personalities and voices in the one song, but the feeling is consistent. Everyone has plenty of space” – Richard Russell

‘Mountains Of Gold’ comes accompanied by a Nick Walker-directed video. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles, features, in order of appearance, Kaner Flex, Lisa-Kainde Diaz (Ibeyi), Mela Murder, Naomi Diaz (Ibeyi), Infinite, Sampha, Wiki, Kamasi Washington, Hardy Blechman, Richard Russell and Quincy Jones.

‘Mountains Of Gold’ is the follow up to Everything Is Recorded’s debut ‘Close But Not Quite’ EP, which featured a similarly eclectic host of international artists including Sampha, Giggs, Obongjayar, Tic, Warren Ellis, Infinite, Mela Murder, Green Gartside and Baluji Shrivastav.. Both releases provide a captivating snapshot of the kind of collaboration and experimentation that has taken place at Russell’s west London studio, The Copper House. This studio has become a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who pass through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.

‘Mountains Of Gold’ is available from today on all digital services and on 12” vinyl featuring exclusive B-side ‘Mountains Of Dub feat. Kamasi Washington’. ‘Mountains Of Dub’ also features live mix and outboard effects by Brian Eno, Redlight and Seb Chew.

Look out for more Everything Is Recorded releases in the very near future.

‘Mountains of Gold’ artwork

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EVERYTHING IS RECORDED RELEASES ‘CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE’ VIDEO

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED
RELEASES ‘CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE’ VIDEO

Taken from the ‘Close But Not Quite’ EP,
the debut album from
Richard Russell’s new collaborative artist project
on XL Recordings

Thursday 13th July 2017 – Back in May, record producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell introduced his new collaborative artist project, Everything Is Recorded. With Russell at the helm, his west London studio ‘The Copper House’ had become (and continues to be) a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who passed through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.

The Copper House is the setting for Everything Is Recorded’s debut video. Released today, the ‘Close But Not Quite’ video brings The Copper House to life, offering a first glimpse inside the building via a vivid mix of photography, film and graphic 3D reconstruction to tell the story of the studio, the people and the music that’s been created there. Within this setting we find lead vocalist Sampha ‘duetting’ across the generations with archive footage of Curtis Mayfield (whose 1970 ‘The Makings Of You’ is sampled on the track), in addition to appearances from (in order) Tic, Richard Russell, Brian Eno, Obongjayar, Ibeyi, Fabi Palladino, Peter Gabriel and Infinite Coles, photographed by Ed Morris. Mirroring the creation of the song itself, the ‘Close But Not Quite’ video is a joint work by a host of collaborators, in this case XL’s very own Scott Wright with Mark Prendergast, Kévin Bray and Phillip Schuette, who are part of Amsterdam’s emerging artist collective ‘Black Mountain Workshop’.

Watch the ‘Close But Not Quite’ video HERE

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