Hints of​.​.​.

by Ersatz

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‘Hints of…’ is our fourth record. It's is an album of suggestions. Hints of emotions, of feelings, of states. It's a little shorter, quieter and perhaps more understated and reserved than previous work. It was difficult to write, record and put together, but we're very pleased with what we've made. It was inspired by a simple challenge, set by Brian Records founder Jimlad, to record four two-minute songs using two instruments each. Early experiments were not fruitful – the subconscious Ersatz mind kept trying to break free from these constraints. But the scraps on the cutting room floor eventually collected themselves together as nine new tracks. On hearing the results, Jimlad recalls: "They wilfully failed. And I am so glad they did. The sketches became songs, became a narrative, became a thing of wonder and of joy." Drawing on the minimalist roots of IN, and guided by improvisation and rapid decision-making, 'Hints of…' is a journey into the subconscious, the vague internalised shapes of emotions and mental states only dimly visible through the power of suggestion.

'Hints of...' is available on Brian Records as a digital release and 2x10" LP. The vinyl is available for pre-order (vinyl) by contacting Brian Records directly here: brianrecords.co.uk/Contact.htmldoc

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released June 5, 2016

Ben Johnson & Jim Cornick

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Ersatz UK

Ersatz is a project by multi-instrumentalists Ben Johnson and Jim Cornick. They have worked together on various projects for over a decade, and have been writing music as Ersatz for the last eight years. Over that time they have released four albums and three EPs. They have made records as part of The Hopeful Lonely and Glow, and have also both produced solo records.

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