Xqui and Dead Voices On Air connect on the ‘Pennine’ album

Xqui and Dead Voices On Air connect on the 'Pennine' album
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The collaborative album “Pennine” by Xqui and Dead Voices On Air will be released on July 25, 2023 through Re:Mission Entertainment, a label based in Oklahoma City. This marks the first collaboration between Re:Mission Entertainment and eMERGENGY heARTS, a label from Austin, Texas.

For those unfamiliar with the geography of England, the Pennines is a range of upland hills that run through various counties including Yorkshire and Lancashire. These hills are characterized by deep valleys and have played a significant role in shaping the country’s landscape, particularly during the industrial revolution when towns and cities emerged with chimneys, mills, and railway viaducts.

Xqui resides in Lancashire, while Spybey is based in Yorkshire, establishing a natural connection between them.

Since entering the “no underground” scene in April 2018, Xqui has gained recognition as an innovative and prolific artist, drawing comparisons to Eno, Basinski, and Mansell. Using a mobile phone, Xqui captures field recordings which are then manipulated using apps and combined with found sound clips to create his tracks. Xqui has garnered attention from peers and collaborated with notable artists such as Vince Clarke, Neil Arthur, and Mark Stewart.

Dead Voices on Air, also known as Mark Spybey, has continued his musical journey since his time with Zoviet-France in the 1980s and later as a member of Download. With over 90 releases to his name, Spybey has collaborated with musicians like Graham Lewis of Wire, Michael Karoli of Can, Faust, Robert Hampson, Simon Fisher Turner, and many others. After residing in Vancouver, he has returned to his hometown in the north of England. In recent years, Spybey has released his work through Emergency Hearts, a label based in Austin, Texas, featuring albums and remixes with artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, Mark Stewart, Coil, Corporate Uncle, and Muzlimgauze.

“Pennine” was produced between March and April 2023 in Lancashire and North Yorkshire, and it consists of seven tracks.

Below, you can listen to a preview of one of the tracks from the album and explore the various merchandise items available with this release.

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