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Interchange
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CD+DVD

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RELEASE DATE
9/3/2013

Interchange is Warm Digits' experimental film and album of music inspired by photography and illustrations drawn from the Tyne and Wear Archives, of the 1970s' biggest civil engineering project on Tyneside -- the construction of the Metro. Invited to investigate the archives to find inspiration to make some new music, Warm Digits found a selection of photographs documenting the transitions between the crumbling, decommissioned British Rail stations of Tyneside and the new, futuristic Metro stations. The songs on Interchange, and the accompanying films which use the images as source material, take and hold onto some of the spirits conjured by these pictures: of hopefulness for a publicly-funded civic future, of the use of new technology for change, of the excitement and propulsion of travel. Warm Digits -- Steve Jefferis and Andy Hodson -- are the duo that emerged from Newcastle upon Tyne's underground scene with a sound as if Neu! and Cluster formed a supergroup with Giorgio Moroder, Emeralds, Kevin Shields, '70s Eno and Keith Levene. Live, Warm Digits are a motorik epiphany of drums, guitar and pulsing hardware, complete with mesmeric kosmische visuals; all that on-stage multi-tasking making their live sets a dynamic Kraut-disco experience. The last few years have seen Warm Digits support the legendary Goblin, play the Supersonic and The Netherlands' Tilburg festivals, as well as Berlin's Kraut/prog fest Polyhymnia. DVD format is PAL, region free.