Tom Skinner, the man behind Hello Skinny, always has his hands on quite a few stellar projects, that include most recently The Grip, Sons Of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down, Matthew Herbert, and The Owiny Sigoma Band, to name but a few. His latest offering under Hello Skinny sees him reworking Kit Grill’s genle single ‘Velodrome’. Kit Grill rarely turns in remixes, but he made an exception for the stunning all live set up cover version of ‘Velodrome’. Hello Skinny’s cover morphs the more digital original into an acoustic affair. “The idea was to replay some of the core melodic and rhythmic material but rearranged loosely for a more acoustic set up”, says the press release. Skinner enlisted the help of band mate and frequent collaborator Shabaka Hutchings, who astoundingly played the clarinet as a one-take performance. “A feat of human physical endurance, he manages to maintain the repetition of the part whilst changing the timbre and texture through circular breathing and other extended techniques.”
GETME! are releasing Hello Skinny’s cover of Kit Grill’s ‘Velodrome’ on September 22nd, but you can already be enthralled by its beauty. Here it is.