Justin Lockey is emerging as the pre-eminent young British producer.
Lockey’s music is supplemented on The B.E.F. by the vocal talents of Aid Burrows. The creative partnership between the two was forged despite geographical difficulties: using a process not to dissimilar to Benjamin Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello’s Postal Service, Lockey constructed the music in isolation in Newcastle upon Tyne and then, via the magic of the internet, sent it on to the Warrington based Burrows who supplied lyrics and vocals before sending the music back to Lockey for mixing and Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths for co-production and mastering. This meant that neither Justin nor Aid never meet together in the whole recording process. The result is an inspired collection of songs that are representative of the return of progressive, genre-defying music to the British Isles.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE – CHAPTER ONE