Hot Chip played Santa this year and dropped off a wonderful EP full of re-imagined tracks with friends Robert Wyatt and Geese.
Here's what Hot Chip had to say:
Hot Chip have posted up the second of the free tracks from the new EP with Robert Wyatt & Geese, â€˜Weâ€™re Looking For A Lot Of Loveâ€™. Chosen from the bandâ€™s album â€˜Made In The Darkâ€™ by Robert Wyatt and re-recorded together in London earlier this year, Hot Chipâ€™s old friends and collaborators Geese (aka Emma and Vince from The Elysian Quartet) also lent a hand to create this stunning new arrangement.â€
Hot Chip have assembled a lovingly put together little present in time for Christmas involving the services of none other than the godfather of the experimental psych-prog world, Robert Wyatt and kindred musical spirits Geese. Long recognised as one of the pioneers of avant-jazz rock, from his beginnings as a member of Soft Machine and through his collaborations with Scritti Politti and Syd Barrett, Robert Wyatt brings his quietly magical touch to 3 songs personally chosen from Hot Chipâ€™s 2008 album â€œMade in the Darkâ€. The result - as recorded at Gallery Studios earlier this year - are several mutations of songs that are as delicate and whimsical as they are adventurous and distinctive.
Meanwhile, Hot Chipâ€™s old friends and collaborators Geese (aka Emma and Vince from The Elysian Quartet) also lent a hand, reworking the new, Robert Wyatt- assisted â€œWeâ€™re Lookingâ€¦â€ while completely overhauling â€œOne Pure Thoughtâ€ from a straightahead floor shaker into something stranger, dreamier, but no less lovely. All in all, a deliciously unpredictable collaboration made in quirk-pop heaven.
Quirk-pop heaven it is!