A: Fear Me Now / B1: All So Simple / B2: Slurred & Blurred
2021 saw the release of 'The Globeflower Masters Vol.1'. An album released on Mr Bongo and born from the fruitful collaboration between Glenn Fallows (The Impellers / Andres y Xavi) and Mark Treffel (Blue States / The Soul Steppers). Taking inspiration from classic 60s and 70s soundtrack and cinematic composers such as Axelrod, Morricone, Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier and Piero Umiliani, the album was very well received upon its release and struck a chord with the scene’s connoisseurs.
We all felt the next logical step was to make their music available on 45 too. The release features an album track ‘Fear Me Now’ on the A-side and is paired on the B-side with two new tracks that channel the sound of library music giants such as Hawkshaw and Bennett.
Describing ‘Fear Me Now’, Glenn said "It was written as a film soundtrack in microcosm. We tried to include as many subtle changes in mood in 4 minutes as we were able, so that the listener is taken on a journey for which they're able to provide their own story to our soundtrack. It is the track which best exemplifies the influences we had for the first album.”
'All So Simple’ is a new track and see’s the artists bringing together elements of soundtracks and hip hop. Glenn stated "I've always really enjoyed what El Michels Affair do in bringing together the worlds of hip hop and more organic forms of music like jazz and dirty funk. I wanted to see whether I could push that idea further and combine (old) hip hop-influenced drums and bass and dirty guitar with a more traditional European soundtrack orchestration. We couldn't resist adding some of Mark's synth madness for an added layer of mystery and juxtaposition."
'Slurred and Blurred' is the musical representation of eating a marshmallow laced with vodka. Mark described the unusual way this track came together “I'd asked my session drummer friend John Maiden to play on the second album. He had his drums setup at Angel Studios in London, which was the old DeWolfe library music label. In the process of trying to find a nice vintage drum sound he’d sent me around 3 minutes of drumming. It sounded great and I knew we had our sound, but I started playing some rhodes along with the drums, and it was sounding pretty funky but in a really laid back slightly drunk sort of way. I programmed an equally squishy patch on my Moog, and we were deep in post club slurry funk! Glenn then added superbly laid-back bass and guitars. It definitely has some KPM synth funk influences.”