After releasing 2 albums and 6 EP’s as Snippet and currently recording the next album, what better way to celebrate 10 years of Snippet than to take you back to the very beginning with The Grooveplay Recordings.
Before any of the wonky pop shenanigans that were to follow this is where it started for Snippet.
“In late 2004 I tentatively started planning to record a new solo project and back then there was no Soundcloud,no Bandcamp and no iTunes. MySpace was just about to truly kick in but in the mean time there was an online platform where some like-minded DIY musicians were sharing their musical creations and it was called Grooveplay. With no gear outboard gear to record on other than a trusty yet beaten up Yamaha acoustic ,a bunch of samples, a shit microphone and a half dead pc in a tiny corner of our already very full flat - Snippet was born”.
Snippet aka Johnno Casson had cut his musical teeth as lead singer of trip hop pioneers Deep Joy, working with the likes of Andrew Weatherall (Primal Scream), James Lavelle (Mo’ Wax/UNKLE) and Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound) and touring extensively – including with The Farm. After being in Deep Joy and having had a wonderful break starting a family I needed a new outlet for my creative juices and so it came to pass that 2005 was the birth of Snippet on grooveplay dot com.
These wonky sound collages were never released, so to celebrate 10 years of Snippet they are being released in all their dirty glory, lo-fi and proud and available as a pay-what-you-want to anyone who fancies a journey down the memory lane which gave birth to the Snippet.
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