Compilation – In The Blink Of An Eye
LABEL: Disco Gecko
- A Stillness of Place – Radium88 Remix
- Road 66 – LO18 remix
- How Proud We Are – Banco de Gaia Remix
- Heavy Water, Falling Stone – Simon Power Remix
- Glove Puppet – Sophie Barker and FastLap Remix
- Darjeeling Daydream – Dragonfly Trio Remix
- The Inuit Snow Song – Andrew Heath Remix
- Up – Animat Remix
- Translucent Transparent – dr trippy remix
- Huima – 100th Monkey Remix
- Bury Each and Every Prayer – Simon Power Remix
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Release Date: June 8, 2018
In 1998 Toby Marks formed Disco Gecko Recordings as an outlet for his music as Banco de Gaia as he couldn’t find another label that he was happy to work with. Initially he meant to add other artists to the label but it wasn’t until 2014 that he finally found the time to do so, releasing Andrew Heath’s gorgeous album The Silent Cartographer.
Since then he has released albums and EPs by a bunch of other artists, always looking for music with heart, integrity and beauty. Unlike many peoples’ preconceptions about Banco, this isn’t a dance music label, although there is some of that. Rather, it’s an outlet for anything from ambient instrumentals to midtempo floor stompers via experimental electronics and traditional (and not-so-traditional) instruments.
To mark 20 years of the label Toby decided to do something a bit more interesting than just a ‘best of’ compilation. As there are now nine artists releasing music on the label – Andrew Heath, Sophie Barker, Radium88, Animat, Dragonfly Trio, LO18, 100th Monkey, Simon Power and dr trippyEndFragment – plus various ‘associates’ (such as Andy Guthrie who was with him at the birth of Banco and still contributes the odd track when he can), he decided to ask them to each remix each other. The pairings were picked randomly but the results are anything but. With tracks covering the full range of what Disco Gecko has to offer, this compilation showcases the talents of writers, producers and performers of the highest quality. Every track is a unique journey into the minds and personalities of two different artists, often working in very different styles, and the results are definitely more than a sum of the parts. 20 years has gone by in the blink of an eye. Hopefully this album signposts the way ahead for the next 20 (and beyond).