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Editions Mego present the first new solo recordings from Edvard Graham Lewis - songwriter and musician behind seminal records with Wire, Dome and He Said - to be released this century.
Recorded and produced by Lewis at Tip Top Studios, Uppsala, Sweden between 2003-2013, 'All Over' is a fine example of his technofied, industrialised pop songwriting, balancing focus between song structures and sound design. His oaky, affected baritone is present and correct across 12 pieces strung out from the chugging techno chamber-pop of 'Straight into the Corner' and the gauzier slug of 'Bluebird' thru oxidised ambient noise composition in 'Prism Buzzard' and the typical juxtaposition of his mannered yet wry and urgent vocals with ATR-style cyberpunk in 'Passport to International Travel'.
Also featuring contributions from Lewis' He Said Omala bandmate Andreas Karperyd, "bartered tones" by Howardamb, electronics from Akatombo, vocals from Linda Dahl, Jan Lundqvist and Jim Ascoft, plus mastering by Russell Haswell, it's a unique, dream-like vision of electronic pop providing proof - if needed - of his relevance in the 21st century.