Banco De Gaia ‎– Songs From The Silk Road

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Farewell Ferengistan – 2006
<i>Is Ferengistan a real place? Do we live there? This album, and track, consider our modern westernised world in the early 21st century.</i>

B2 – 2000
<i>Named after a dream in which I was discussing J.S. Bach’s 2nd symphony (he didn’t write symphonies). I’m not at all sure this is what it sounded like.</i>

Last Train To Lhasa (Live at Glastonbury) – 1996
<i>Recorded live at Glastonbury Festival in 1995; a fantastic gig caught on tape by pure chance.</i>

Sheesha – 1994
<i>One of the earlier Banco tunes, originally on the 1993 Beyond Records compilation ‘Ambient Dub vol. 3’. Inspired by Bach (again), JFK and a bit of William Burroughs. And a helicopter.</i>

Tempra – 2009
<i>Another very early tune, originally written in 1990. Vocals on this version by more recent collaborator Maya Preece.</i>

Glove Puppet (Dreadzone Remix ) – 2003
<i>First recorded as an instrumental on ‘The Magical Sounds of Banco de Gaia’ then with vocals by Jennifer Folker on ‘Igizeh’. This remix of that version captures it’s essence beautifully.</i>

Not In My Name – 2004
<i>As the title might suggest, this track was inspired by the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The album as a whole was driven by the political and moral upheavals of the period.</i>

Big Men Cry - 1997
<i>It’s not that long ago but it still wasn’t too cool for men to cry in public back then. Also inspired by The Cure mentioning Banco in a song. Those are Beluga whales at the beginning.</i>

Amber – 1995
<i>A totally irrelevant title but a long-standing favourite. Bet you can’t guess what language the vocals are in.</i>

Touching The Void (Smells Like Salvation) – 1999
<i>A rare remix of a track not particularly about falling down mountains. If you know the book/film of the same name then the remix title might make sense.</i>

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 038719 001426
  • Label Code: LC13206
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GKOCD011 Banco De Gaia Songs From The Silk Road(CD, Album, Comp) Disco Gecko GKOCD011 UK 2011 Sell This Version
DSCGCKDIG001 Banco De Gaia Songs From The Silk Road(13xFile, FLAC, Comp) Disco Gecko DSCGCKDIG001 UK 2011
GKOCDJ-011 Banco De Gaia Songs From The Silk Road(CD, Album, Comp) Disco Gecko GKOCDJ-011 Japan 2011 Sell This Version