Moving Further Away

Songfacts®:

  • Decamping to a country house in Devon, The Horrors hoped to recreate the atmosphere of The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St., which was recorded at Villa Nellcote, a place Keith Richards rented in France. They largely failed, this 8:39 extended piece being the only survivor from those sessions. Bassist Rhys Webb told Mojo magazine: "We missed being in the city, we felt stuck in the middle of nowhere, with just the five of us, not able to see our friends and bounce ideas around."
  • Synth player Tom Cowan told NME: "This one was quite the mammoth task. Rhys was dead set on the perfect sound for the main melody and drove me half mad as I systematically tried every synth in the room to no avail. When we realized one wouldn't cut it we had to find the best combination of two, and also the best way of combining them, which meant repeating the whole process again."
  • Cowan recorded the sound of seagulls for this track on Whitechapel High Street in East London.

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