GEAR CHANGE. It’s there! The much anticipated second album of 74 Miles Away
is released. Gear Change is an 8-track, fully instrumental album which is based on
the band’s live experience. A true musical journey with influences going from
jazz-funk to boogie, all drenched in vintage analogue synths with a 2013 feel.
And it’s a 100% 74 Miles Away product, since it’s a full ‘in-house’ production.
No record label involved but the DIY way, keeping all musical and extra-musical
decisions within the band. The band consisting of, as you should all know by now:
Pierre Anckaert (Fender Rhodes piano, Korg leads & Nord Stage), Louis Van de
Leest (Moog, Wurlitzer piano & synths), Eric Paquet (controllers, sampler & guitar)
and Stefan Bracaval (flutes). Some trustworthy partners are involved in the process
though: LDBK (communication & strategy), Jean Vanesse at Greenhouse Studio
(recording & mixing), Vincent De Bast at Sonar Studios (mastering) and The Pusher
Distribution & Fine Tunes (distribution). LeFtO also did a nice promotional mix,
presenting a couple of tracks on Gear Change and some of the band’s influences in
this highly enjoyable 17 minutes teaser.
LeFtO presents 74 Miles Away by Laid Back on Mixcloud
Here’s some necessary info because obviously you need this album: buy Gear
Change on iTunes or Bandcamp in it’s digital version. The vinyl version will be
available as from June 6th via HHV, Juno or your local record store. That very
same day 74 Miles Away will play an album release show at one of the dopest
venues in town, the Bar du Matin. They’ll bring some records there too, no worries.
I shall say this only once… Buy buy buy! And book book book!
It. Does. Not. Get. Any. Better. Than. This.