CMU Approved

Approved: Vessels – Meatman (Rolo Tomassi Remix)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 February 2011


We featured the original version of this track, then given its full title ‘Meatman, Piano Tuner, Prostitute’, in the CMU Approved column way back in October last year. It is taken from Vessels’ stunning second album, ‘Helioscope’, which is due out on Cuckundoo on 21 Mar. Featuring vocals from Jacob’s Stories’ Stuart Warwick, the album version remains (until it’s final explosion of noise) a very understated track, complementing Warwick’s fragile voice.

Placed in the hands of Rolo Tomassi guitarist Joe Nicolson it follows a similar structure, though rather than the gentle swell of guitars, he sets synths gently pulsing and glitchy drums skipping underneath the vocals. The track can be downloaded for free from SoundCloud now, and will also appear on a bonus disc given away with the album for free in independent record shops, which will feature more remixes from the likes of Oceansize, The Octopus Project, worriedaboutsatan, and members of Vessels themselves.

And while we’re on the subject of Vessels, be sure to catch them live on their UK tour, which starts on 20 Feb.