The Thief Of Time feat. Bay Bryan
The Thief Of Time is just what you need for a summer occasion, the perfect floor filler just ready to get you “groovin”, the gradual hypnotic beats creeps right in to your soul. You can add your own interpretations to what the track means to you from listening to the somewhat dark undertones of the vocals, they are transporting and the melody builds in to a something completely different halfway through which adds an element of surprise to the tune.
The vocals are verging on spoken word and add a quirky variation to the track, the use of samples and the quote “It was as though I had no place in the world.” adds an edge and is intriguing. The electronic sounds dance around you taking you to another place, perhaps not one of this world.
We got to catch up with the label on their new release and find out how it came to be.
“The sample is taken from an old film called Carnival Of Souls which is hand on heart one of my favourite films. It bombed on release but over time it found its audience via drive-in cinemas & on the cult horror circuit.”
“For the whole Thief Of Time project I didn’t have any sort of pre-conceived ideas or work ethic other than I was wanting to make some music which was not 4/4, club bangers (which I had been always doing previously). I wanted to explore my other musical tastes & influences a bit deeper and also be more personal than I ever had.”
“I do all the production, mixing & final engineering myself and this track was no different. I usually start with some sort of ‘beats’ which I will then build around with other sounds & rhythms usually filtered excessively and lots of reverb applied as well as fx.”
“It’s great to have something so convenient & close though it does come with the usual distractions of doing other stuff around the house or getting side-tracked by other things and procrastinating! (Hence where the Thief Of Time name came from.)”
How did you come across Bay Bryan?
“I’ve known Bay for the best part of a year now and it was via the parties we’ve thrown as Sticky Heat and also via Sprechen of which Bay and also his husband Frasier had been attending I got talking to both of them and found out that they both live about 5 minutes from where I was living at the time!”
“It was actually my very good friend Richie V from Supernature who suggested speaking with Bay about working together. Richie had been to see him perform at a few of the open mic type nights which Bay was performing at and thought his voice would work really well with the Imposter Syndrome track I had recently finished off. Bay isn’t on Sprechen as an artist though I would certainly love to work with him again on the next Thief Of Time project.”
The Thief Of Time has been described as an endearing and electronical trip and we have to agree.
Have a listen below and see what you think!