When I Hear​/​Alina Ann Elena

by Howie Reeve & G.W. Sok

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When I hear 03:36
When I hear what we call music, it seems to me that someone is talking, and talking about his feelings or about his ideas, of relationships. But when I hear traffic, the sound of traffic, here on Sixth Avenue for instance, I don't have the feeling that anyone is talking. I have the feeling that a sound is acting, and I love the activity of sound. *) quoting John Cage during a conversation with Miroslav Sebestik in early 1991.
Hello Daria, Anastasia, Natasha, Veronika. Hello. Hello Natalia, Tanya, Alexandra, Kate, Ksusha, Mary, Marina, Irina, Valeria, Katya, Sasha, Svetlana. Thank you all so kindly for writing all these mails to me. And though I never asked you to, I do appreciate to hear from you, that you can’t get me out of your head, that I look super cute and at the same time sexy and smart and ripe. The hottest man in the world. Just like your type. And hey I must say: this really makes my day. Oh, such a cute coincidence, that only two weeks ago you all went on the internet and came across my photos. Photos of which existence I wasn’t even in the know… And that you are all from Russia, but currently living in the USA. And all of you want to get to know me more, and better, all the way. Of course you want me to write back to you. Of course, I’d like to get to know you better, too. Of course, I’d love to get in touch to thank you very, very much. I do. But, since there are so many of you, why let time go to waste. Let’s get cracking: copy, paste: Hello Polina, Diana, Anya, Yulia, Julia, Victoria, Anna, Sofia, Tatiana, Maria…


This is the first Digital Only single on Tractor Notown, to coincide with the release (on 13th May, 2019) of the new Howie Reeve album called CRACKS, on which these two songs are also present, amongst some other collaborations with third parties...
The 13-track album will be simultaneously released by Red Wig (rw043, D), Moncul (tofu178, F) and Bar Marfil Records (bm01, ESP).


released May 13, 2019

• recorded in 2018 / released in 2019
• mixed by Danny Gras at De Kift's Studio, Koog a/d/ Zaan (NL)
• drawing by Rocco Lombardi
• Tractor Notown, OWN 01



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G.W. Sok Amsterdam, Netherlands

G.W. Sok co-founded The Ex in 1979 and was their singer and lyricist for 30 years (www.theex.nl). Since 2009 he is involved in various other projects, such as Action Beat (UK), Zoikle (NL), Cannibales & Vahinés (F), King Champion Sounds (UK/NL), Coddiwomple (F), Oiseaux-Tempête (F), L&S (F). And there's some solo stuff as well. ... more

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