Butterfly Child release ‘Verte Ecolé’ / ‘Coeurs Avec Roses Allez’
Butterfly Child's 1993 album ‘Onomatopoeia’ gets the remastered/re-release treatment on 12 January 2018.
And heralding its arrival is single, ‘Verte Ecolé’ / ‘Coeurs Avec Roses Allez’
‘Verte Ecolé’ was born back in 1992 when Joe Cassidy was playing around with his brother’s new synth and it crashed. The loop is the sound of a keyboard literally dying. And quite beautiful it is too.
Verte Ecolé was a silly pigeon french play on the word vertical and of course green school.
Accompanying track, 'Coeurs Avec Roses Allez' is a brand new song recorded in 2017. Continuing the same bad French, the first letter of each word in the title spells out the name of Cassidy’s lover, Cara, who sings backing vocals on the track.
The video was assembled mainly from photos from Butterfly Child archives dating 1987-93.
In the early summer of 1993, Rough Trade released ‘Onomatopoeia’, the first album by Belfast native Joe Cassidy's Butterfly Child. Having first come to the public’s attention after a wave of press resulting from two EPs released on dream pop legends, A.R.Kane’s H.Ark! label, an incendiary first BBC John Peel Session, and a UK tour supporting The Sundays, Cassidy recorded ‘Onomatopoeia’ in a couple of weeks with the help of longtime friend and collaborator Gary McKendry of the now legendary Papa Sprain.
Gleefully using a shoestring budget that felt like a million dollar advance, Cassidy and McKendry bought an 8-track tape machine, a cheap drum machine, an even cheaper reverb unit, a secondhand synthesizer, and a stack of tea. They then proceeded into the album’s recording sessions with a classic Irish carefree attitude and confidence.