Hannah Peel’s work combines the deep, rich power of traditional brass with the uplifting arpeggiated patterns and unearthly sound textures of analogue synthesizers.
Her fusion of electronics with Tubular Brass is described by Mojo magazine as 'celestial, mysterious and awe-inspiring'.
For Peel, this project continues a run of inventive recordings, which include her 2016 solo album, Awake But Always Dreaming, two albums with The Magnetic Fields and a sequence of music box cover versions of tracks by Cocteau Twins, John Grant and Soft Cell.
Tubular Brass, a 29-piece band featuring some of the UK’s finest players, presents a radically different retooling of Mike Oldfield’s iconic 1973 album Tubular Bells.
Following the work's original appearance in William Friedkin’s classic movie The Exorcist, the album’s cinematic quality is made all the more apparent in this new guise.
The work is scored by conductor Sandy Smith, whose credits included orchestrating the brass in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Tubular Bells includes a guest cameo by Hannah Peel and both sets feature specially commissioned audio visuals by Daniel Conway.