Badge Epoque Ensemble – Future Past & Present
|Label :||Telephone Explosion|
|Cat # :||TER074|
Barely a season passed in 2019 between the release of Badge Époque Ensemble’s self titled debut album, and its follow up, the disco-sleeved 12” Nature, Man & Woman. Now, 3 months on from the release of the group’s acclaimed sophomore album Self Help, we find them repeating the trick with a surprise fourth title on Telephone Explosion Records, the fittingly titled Future, Past & Present.
A compilation of sorts, the album collects instrumental, alternate mix versions of all BÉE songs which originally featured guest vocalists and one exclusive track, "Future, Past & Present". In practice this results in a pseudo-greatest-hits survey of the Ensemble’s catalogue to-date, touching on highlights from all three releases while emphasizing the group’s strength as versatile mood-conjurors. Where these songs once featured vocal heavyweights like Meg Remy, Jennifer Castle, James Baley and Dorothea Paas, they are now strung together instrumentally in a sequence which represents the purest distillation of BÉE’s collective musical chemistry to date.
A1.Future,Past & Present
A2.Undressed In Solitude (Instrumental Edit)
A3.Zealous Child (Instrumental)
B1.Sing A Silent Gospel (Instrumental)
B2.Unity (It`s Upto You) (Instrumental)
B3.Just Space For Light (Instrumental)