‘The Bride’ is a re-working of Iranian song “Aroos Khanom” by Amir Rassaie from the record “Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation”, an album which had been on relatively continuous loop in the studio whilst TOY and Dan were working on new material.
After weeks of obsessing over this one song in particular, they decided to cover it and make it the next Speedy Wunderground recording. TOY took the basic chord pattern of the original track and made it their own. Natasha then dropped by the studio, heard the track and loved it and started re-working the lyrics (after having them translated) and the melody. The entire recording was completed in 5 hours. The speediest Speedy Wunderground yet.
In keeping with the label’s ‘manifesto’ the single was recorded live in the dark with smoke and lazers and features the Swarmatron http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJyub78p924. It was produced by Dan Carey in his South London studio throughout a night and mixed the following day.
On the previous Speedy Wunderground recording session the ‘label ruling’ of ‘no lunch break’ had to be relaxed during recording when members of the Archie Bronson Outfit complained of hunger. A similar rule-breaking episode occured during their third recording when a rough edit of the track was taken to TOY’s Field Day afterparty and played out to much delight from the crowd before final mixing of the song the following day.
An interview about the label and its 10 point ‘manifesto’ can be found here via The Quietus:
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