Based around the original composition ‘Warm Canto’ by Mal Waldron, the track features founding member of the avant-pop band Stereolab Laetitia Sadier.
Out on Moshi Moshi Records, Seb of The Nix said about the making of the track:
A night at Sausage Studios and nothing falls into place...we talk, we laugh, we mess about. But the 'record' button remains un-hit. Time is not on our side, we need inspiration, and we know where to find it: We saddle our bikes and ride into the mild London night. Down to Homerton, along the Canal, passing Springfield, we end up in Tottenham.
The mighty Jah Shaka tears the place apart. Low ceilings, the place is filled with smoke and bass. One love, unity, another version....the mids, the tweeters - in perfect harmony. Familiar riddims, unknown dubs. Shaka on the wire.
We get back to Sausage as the sun rises. Our senses are numb. We can't hear, don't want to see, how good it feels not to be guided by ears but by the heart. We close the curtains and plug in. A melody by Mal Waldron in one-ness with the song of the morning birds. We turn up the bass, let the Space Echo guide us, and hit record.
No-one but Laetitia Sadier could capture the mood more perfectly, we feel. She is only a phone call away, comes to the studio a few days later, scribbles down lyrics and spoils us with her beautiful voice and mesmerising poetry.
Wolfie from Munich fills the gaps with haunting sax lines, and the track is done.
Thanks to Laetitia, Wolfie, Mal Waldron and Shaka we found what we were looking for. We salute them.
1. The Highest
2. Until Now All Is Well