Austrian shoegaze duo MOLLY release a new four-track EP this month. All That Was combines expansive remixes from their acclaimed debut album All That Ever Could Have Been by Maps, William Doyle and Mark Peters, with a re-recording of one of their classic tracks. It is being released to coincide with their European tour, which begins tonight (February 6) in the Czech Republic. For a full list of dates, see the Live page.
The EP will be released digitally on February 14. A limited-edition white vinyl 12” version will also be available at the band’s shows, from selected record shops and from the Sonic Cathedral Shop (online orders begin on February 17).
Maps’ version of previous single ‘Weep, Gently Weep’ takes the glacial and grandiose structure of the original and adds an avalanche of electronic beats and snow-capped synths. William Doyle (formerly East India Youth) turns the title track of All That Ever Could Have Been into an ambient epic, with sequencers bubbling like mountain springs, and the bells from the Tyrolean sheep ringing out on what is essentially an Alpine version of The KLF’s Chill Out. Mark Peters, meanwhile, combines Parts I and II of ‘Coming Of Age’ and relocates them from the Alps to the windswept hills of northwest England that inspired his own album, Innerland, resulting in six minutes of cloudy ambient beauty, before the skies clear for a stunning Kevin Shields sunset.
Rounding out the EP is a re-recording of ‘Glimpse’, here re-titled ‘Another Glimpse’ and amplified in every way, veering from serene Sigur Rós to splenetic Smashing Pumpkins within eight minutes. Watch the video for ‘Another Glimpse’ below.