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TF Together | LMNL

Fri 20 Mar 2020 7:16 AM


The Florentine’s music editor Michelle Davis interviews LMNL aka Simon Batten, whose new album Moonlight Cinema will be out soon. Hear an exclusive preview as well as a review of some of Simon’s songs from his previous albums.




Episode summary


00:00 – Introduction by TF’s Alexandra Korey


1:26 – Simon and Michelle discuss their first meeting and the origins of LMNL


6:37 – How playing songs from the new album (which will have synthesizers, etc.) live differs from the recorded sound


7:50 – Recording process for the album, and the dual nationality aspect of the album


10:29 – Inspiration for the title of the album, Moonlight Cinema


12:47 – MUSIC: Moonlight Cinema LMNL preview


17:20 – Coming from England and carving his niche in Florence 


19:53 – Planning for the next album


23:00 – Past stage name of Simon and the Strangers


23:39 – MUSIC: Ultramarine, Simon and the Strangers EP


28:31 – Background to the title ‘Ultramarine’ 


28:59 – The outsider experience as an ex-pat


30:50 – Other tracks on the album, in the studio with Upcycled Sounds Records and the label-signing process 


34:37 – Hypothetical album release date after coronavirus delay


36:40 – MUSIC: The Water, Unsettled Weather EP (2012)


41:48 – Conclusion and how to check out LMNL’s music / Instagram @lmnl_music



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