Signer Next We Bring You The Fire
Inspired by the sonic possibilities of synths, the sophistication of modern pop and the sci-fi otherworldliness of Techno, Signer’s fourth album Next We Bring You The Fire merges the dreamy hypnotic sounds of the analog 80’s with the melodic and spatial possibilities of the digital now.
New Zealander Bevan Smith (a.k.a. Signer) cut his teeth in the rave scene of the early 90’s and here he returns to these roots with the maturity of a listener and musician with a wide range of tastes. Amongst the modern sounds (think Arthur Russell and Chain Reaction releases), nods to classic pop melodies and harmonies can be heard. Next We Bring You The Fire is a record with a lot of love and joy.
Bevan Smith was born in New Plymouth in 1974. He has been recording and releasing music as Aspen and Signer since 1998. His earliest releases were on his own label Involve, but his music he been sought after and released by many international labels. At present Signer is released on Carpark records US, home of Dan Deacon, Panda Bear, Beach House. He has toured many times throughout Europe, UK and the US. He has composed for TV, Adverts, Theatre and FIlm most notably the Bafta winning ‘Touching the Void’ in 2004.
As well as working on solo projects Bevan has also written and produced albums with several bands. He worked on two albums with Nik Brinkman as ‘Over the Atlantic’ and on three albums with Matthew Mitchell as Skallander. Skallander were signed to UK based label Type records in 2006. At present he plays in Skallander and The Ruby Suns who release on Sub Pop.
1. Nord all black keys
2. +kicks and kicks
3. Break my arms around you
4. Languidly toot
5. The glass ceiling
6. We should touch teeth
7. Don’t be a forest cow
8. Unprotected walls