records. Comprising of Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood (both formerly of "Sabres Of Paradise"), Two Lone Swordsmen
's first major release was "Swimming not Skimming" in 1996. After a few low key releases ("Stockwell Steppas", "Stay down" and "A Virus with Shoes" among others) they gained much critical acclaim (and a hugely increased following) with their 2000
album "Tiny Reminders". 72 minutes long with 19 tracks, it takes inspiration from artist
s such as Kraftwerk
and Boards of Canada
. As with many instrumental band
s they suffer from occasionally stupid track titles (witness 'Rotting Hill Carnival
' and 'It's Not the Worst I've Looked... Just the Most I've Ever Cared') which often have no relevence to the music
itself. This was followed in 2001
with remix album "Further Reminders"
Two Lone Swordsmen also suffer from a name that brings up awful puns in the press ("The duel in techno's crown" - NME).
Wetherall is a known producer (famous for Primal Scream's Screamadelica) and has therefore TLS have done much remix work with artists such as David Holmes and Beth Orton.