Monday, June 8, 2009

For fear of being forgotten...


I don't think the artist named himself after photic sneeze reflex, but it might be taken from a famous quote from the movie Gremlins.


Bright Light Bright Light is Welsh songwriter, producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Rod Thomas who, over the last year or so has moved swiftly from bedroom producing to appearing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Green Man, Innocent Village Fete and Summer Sundae festivals.


Interestingly enough, I was just contacted By Rod Thomas after I posted his remix of a song from the band Run Toto Run. (read it here)

He gave me the song below to listen to. It's called Blueprint. This is Mr. Thomas on vocals. He also plays many of the instruments on the album, with the exception of the drums.


[Download Blueprint - Bright Light Bright Light]

It's a real good song isn't it? I dig the lyrics and the vibe of the track.

A relentless live schedule has seen him appear alongside Sparks, James Yuill, Gotye, Noah & The Whale, Casiokids and Au Revoir Simone as well as doing numerous sessions for Radio 1, BBC Wales, BBC Bristol, Channel M and Balcony TV.


He's also playing with Run Toto Run this Wednesday. Which is sort of how he found this here blog. He came across our blog on elbo.ws, while looking for Run Toto Run news/tracks.

Rod's material has become increasingly multi-layered and textured as his production skills have gone from strength to strength. Working with Boom Bip (of recent Neon Neon fame) on key Bright Light Bright Light tracks 'A New Word To Say' and 'Disco Moment' has paved the way for a more shimmering and shiny outlook which fills dancefloors just as much as the softer tones of 'Same Old Lines' gather crowds at festivals.


Speaking of Same Old Lines, I scrounged up a remix of this also awesome song by Thomas. It's funky pop loveliness that makes me move my shoulders in time with the beat. Try it! It feels good!


[Download Same Old Lines - Rod Thomas (James Yuill Remix)]

The original of Same Old Lines is even better than the remix. It really shows the mastery of Rod Thomas to create what might be the perfect, catchy, can't get it out of your head...but that's ok, because it's wonderful, kind of song.

Learn more at the Bright Light Bright Light myspace page, and pick up his album 'Until Something Fits'

Until Something FIts

Click HERE to order direct

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