ABOUT THIS ITEM
A stunning follow up to the debut 45 “20 Seas, 4 Oceans” this spring, which came and went in the blink of an eye, also on The GPS. Attaining ‘Single of the Week’ status at a number of esteemed UK outlets and radio plays galore for both A and B sides on 6music especially- notably from Jarvis Cocker and Andrew Weatherall.
The recently extended “I am Ampersand”, is the moniker for the solo project of Fujiya and Miyagi’s Matthew Hainsby- and “Negative” acts perfectly here as a taster for the incredible debut LP also for The GPS later this autumn. Like it’s predecessor 45, “Negative” is propelled initially by a gentle, predominantly acoustic motorik backbeat with wood block percussion. Direction changes midway through as ghostly backing vocals and a nagging earworm of a keyboard riff joins the mix. Beautiful stuff….
Like “20 Seas” before it, not only does this contain a gorgeous B side- in this case “Minus Sign”, but the packaging on this 45 is exquisite- 300 numbered copies on clear orange wax complete with a numbered, signed screen print from Matt himself inside every copy! Pretty much all you can ask of a 45 in our book….