The Ramsgate Hovercraft releases smartphone app

The new Hovercraft app creates a unique personal musical experience by tracking your GPS location. The app contains around nine hours of new, original Hovercraft loops. Each loop is tagged with a location somewhere in Ramsgate so that as you approach it becomes louder and as you get further away it becomes quieter and disappears – so as you walk around Ramsgate you are accompanied by a brand-new, ever-changing Hovercraft mix.

For the next week the app is free in celebration of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound. Currently only available for Android, you can find it on Amazon Appstore. An iPhone version of the app is expected to be ready in two to three months.

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The Ramsgate Hovercraft – Dithyramb now on Amazon, iTunes

The band’s latest album, Dithyramb, is now available for download on Amazon, iTunes and other online music sites such as Google Play, thanks to the efforts of our friends at record label sp8kauf. And don’t forget you can still hear the album on streaming services such as Spotify, and buy the limited-edition double vinyl album from Bandcamp.

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The Ramsgate Hovercraft performing tracks from Dithyramb at Ramsgate Music Hall, February 2017

Record Collector magazine loves The Hovercraft’s Cinéma Vérité

Record Collector magazine has given four stars to The Ramsgate Hovercraft’s new album Cinéma Vérité in a review in the current edition, describing it as “a sumptuous feast that not only soundtracks the deepest layers of the human condition, but serves as a wonderful reminder that music can take you places you’d never even dared imagine”. Read the full review here. Buy the album here.

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The Ramsgate Hovercraft: Cinéma Vérité now available on Spotify, Amazon

Thanks once again to the endeavours of our dear friends at sp8kauf, The Ramsgate Hovercraft’s latest album Cinéma Vérité is now available in digital edition. You can find it on Spotify, Amazon and other online music retail sites. The digital edition contains all the same tracks as the physical package, which you can still purchase online from Bandcamp or from selected east Kent record shops.

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The Ramsgate Hovercraft: sample track from Cinéma Vérité

Here’s Antechoresis II, the first track from the CD shipped with The Ramsgate Hovercraft’s new album Cinéma VéritéVisit Bandcamp to buy the package, which features one LP, one CD and original art inserts and includes a full download of all the tracks. And don’t forget your tickets for the album launch party at Ramsgate Music Hall on 28th February 2015 where the band will be playing tracks from the album live with support from Ray Gun and Alberteen.

 

Meet me at the hoverport.