Friday, 8 June 2012

SONG FOR TODAY: Groove Armada - At The River

Pissing rain with rain for most of the day, and thoroughly miserable grey skies loom over the town of Melksham at the present time of writing. But it's ALWAYS summer whenever you have this song in your ears. Beautiful... "'At the River' is a song by English electronica duo Groove Armada. It was released as a single in 1997 on 7" vinyl, limited to 500 copies. The song was later added to the track listing of their second album, Vertigo, released in April 1999. On 26 July 1999, the single was re-released on 12" and CD. This re-release peaked at number 19 in the UK Singles Chart. A sample of Patti Page's 'Old Cape Cod' forms the basis of the song. The lines "If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air/Quaint little villages here and there" sung in Page's multi-tracked close-harmony, are repeated over and over, with the addition of synthesizer bass, slowed-down drums, and a bluesy trombone solo to produce a chill-out track."

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