SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #8 : ALOHA HAWAII

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Here’s Aidan Moffat popping up again for the second time in three weeks.

Aloha Hawaii is a collaboration between Aidan and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.  Here’s a press release they once put out:-

This the result of at least a decade of (often drunken) planning that has finally come to some form of fruition: to record any kind of sounds that please our four ears whenever we have the time, inspiration and enthusiasm. There is no game-plan, no style, no genre; anything that makes us smile will make it onto our records, which will take the form of sporadic, vinyl-only singles to be released on any record label willing to accommodate us over the next year or two.

There will be no digital formats whatsoever.

This could be a statement about the cheapening of an art-form in a world of disposable download culture or it could simply mean that we’re interminably old-fashioned and hopelessly out of date. We also reserve the right to change our minds.

That was back in September 2008 and it was to help publicise that the debut single was coming out on 10″ vinyl on Chemikal Underground, consisting of three bits of instrumental music with the lead track  quite frankly becoming a huge influence on the likes of Fuck Buttons who have been such trailblazers in the past few years.

mp3 : Aloha Hawaii – Towns On The Moon

This remains the only release that Aloha Hawaii have ever issued.  I guess that Aidan and Stuart took up the option of changing their minds.

Enjoy

 

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