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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