Forty Winks with the Zincs
Teaming up with Dan Mulligan (Sophia, Layabout) pressing the \"record\" button, Jim?s latest EP, 40 Winks with the Zincs, was made during a week in February using random keyboards, broken guitars, a homemade children\'s drum-kit and a bicycle. The CD features three new Zincs\' songs, \"Lazy Lion,\" \"Blue Suit\" and \"Oh Dream\" as well as covers of \"Sleep\" by 70\'s pop deconstructionists This Heat and \"Good Night\" by 60\'s pop constructionists The Beatles.
Dan\'s roommate Dimity Pascoe was pressed into singing harmonies for half and hour before going to work at the end of recording. The week after this, she became pregnant and moved to the Forest of Dean where she now lives with her husband and child, thus making the gestation period of this 18 minute EP longer than the average human life. She has since retired from show business.
40 Winks with the Zincs shares with Moth and Marriage the use of Spanish guitars and vocal harmonies, but introduces more in the way of looped percussion parts, found sound and keyboard textures to disarm you and soothe you to sleep without the distraction of vocal hooks or guitar solos?that is, if you can get to sleep in 18 minutes. Sweet Dreams - The Zincs.