On the surface, it seemed a dream pairing.
Psychedelic production duo Amorphous Androgynous stepped in to remix the Oasis single ‘Falling Down’, sparking plans for a full collaboration with Noel Gallagher.
Sadly, though, it didn’t quite happen. Speaking to the NME, the guitarist explained that tour fatigue and a poor final mix put paid to the project.
"Initially when they delivered it they managed to pull off the trick of recording the quietest CD of all time," he said. "When I got it I couldn't hear it and was like, 'Is it broke?' But for all the great ideas on it… I was in the middle of a tour, that last album had blown up, the mixes weren't right. And by the time I got back off tour I was just like, 'I'm not fucking putting out another record, I can't be arsed'. I was frazzled and had glandular fever. I was fucked."
However the collaboration has left its mark. New album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ contains the track ‘The Right Stuff’ – a lengthy, expansive work out which owes a debt to those sessions alongside Amorphous Androgynous.
Noel Gallagher: "The (song) in this record is vastly different from the first one, which had a lot of noodling and fucking about. It's become quite psychedelic, jazz, fucking whatever you wanna call it."