Despite the fact that celebrated shoegaze pioneers RIDE are in the midst of their world tour, you can now hear the sweet vocals and guitar of frontman Mark Gardener on the latest single from Pure Phase Ensemble 4. “Morning Rise” is the first single from the album Live at SpaceFest, the first long-player featuring Gardener to have been released since the 90s.
Pure Phase Ensemble is an international music collective, created especially for the SpaceFest festival in Gdansk, which takes place annually and is organised by the Nasiono Association. The city of Gdansk plays host to this blossoming music festival each year in the first week of December. During the latest SpaceFest, Mark Gardener, who also recently released an LP with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), occupied this seat of honor. Past participants include Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Chris Olley (Six By Seven), Steve Hewitt (ex Placebo), and Jaime Harding (Marion).
“Morning Rise” by Pure Phase