In celebration of its “Mono Band Week”, CranberriesWorld features a Mono Band song every day of this special week (OK, this one is kind of an Arkitekt song). As Saturday is Arkitekt Day, today’s pick is none other than “Black Hair” featuring Richard Walters.
The “Black Hair” demo was first posted as a Mono Band song on its MySpace page in February 2006. It was later offered for purchase on Indiestore in June 2006, also as a Mono Band track. The final version, produced by Bernard Butler, was released in October 2007 on Arkitekt’s Black Hair EP. In 2011, Richard Walters released a new version of the track on his second album, Pacing.
Richard Walters was the main Mono Band/Arkitekt contributor over the years. In 2007, Noel and him continued working together under the band name “Arkitekt”, which was more guitar-oriented (and with less electronica elements). Two years later, Walters released his first solo album (The Animal), then Pacing in 2011 (which features new versions of his Arkitekt collaboration with Noel) and the Young Trees EP later that same year. Richard is about to release a new album, Regret Less, which is now available as a pre-release on pledgemusic.com.
The Black Hair EP is no longer available in CD format. The release is still available as a digital download on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores.