It starts with hushed lullaby tones, gentle plucked violins, fragile guitar and the shadow of a bird in flight before exploding into thick saxophones, cavernous drums, fleeting electronics, string swells and troubled souls burning through the night to the sound falling cows in Dalston Kingsland.
Will These Things See You Right opens Band of Holy Joy’s latest greatest album Easy Listening – a set that finds Johny Brown’s ragamuffin street warriors hit yet another artistic peak – a rejuvenated collective on a relentless mission.
Away from the complex conceptual conceits ofHow to Kill a Butterfly and the raging Casio trauma of City of Tales, Easy Listeninghas a defiantly old –school manifesto – a beautiful collection of brilliantly sculpted, profoundly resonant, captivating, thrilling, devastating SONGS…
Tracklisting: 1. Will These Things See You Right 2. I Have Travelled The Buses Late At Night 3. When A Gift Is A Curse 4. Voyage And Disease,Luck And Mystery 5. Weird Beautiful Time 6. There Was A Fall/The Fall 7. Open The Door To Your Heart 8. A Train Ride To Another Place
Dolly (sometimes known as David Yates) is a Berkshire-based spoken-word artist, poet, events curator, radio playwright and belongs in the lineage of British surrealists.
Antimacassar’s twisted insights were created via a process of cut-ups, automatic writing, and dream diaries channelling the skewed atmospherics of such luminaries as David Gascoyne and Roland Penrose after a collision with the Beats.
At turns playful, darkly whimsical, disorientating and sharp Dolly Dolly’s words and voices destabilise familiar scenes into overcast alien shapes. Imagine if Tom Baker’s Tardis became a Stone Tape jukebox…
1. Wattle & Daub (With Position Normal) 2. Among 3. Pearls (With Regal Worm) 4. The Greenman (Wych Yew) 5. Warp (With Time Attendant) 6. Tiny Tide (With Language, Timothy!) 7. Coprtoepose 8. Fix Death 9. Something Gathers 10. Consangish (With Moon Wiring Club) 11. GONE 12. Horrible News 13. Noctambulist 14. Lace (With Steve Christie) 15. Storm Bound 16. Everbecoming 17. No Stars (Replekz) (With Ekoplekz) 18. The Queen Is Dead (Long Live The Queen) 19. SICK
debut album from Matt Bower and April Larson aka Isobel Ccircle~.
Matt Bower (The Revenant Sea, Wizards Tell Lies) whose influences run the gamut from the Radiophonic Workshop to Pan Sonic via Tom Waits is Yorkshire-based whilst April Larson keeps Snakes and self-releases oneironautic CDr’s from her native Louisiana.
Carn is the startling new album from Kemper Norton and something we hold to be an entirely unique artistic vision.
Born of personal experience and “based around two uncanny experiences I had at two different locations – one in Cornwall, one in Sussex…” Carn’s self-defined slurtonic world encompasses drone, glitch, drift, folk song and divine melody.
These 12 hypnotic investigations occupy a unique emotional landscape where the uncanny melts into a wide-eyed surrender of moment and memory and even those darker shadows are bathed in a sidereal halo of warm light.
A mixture of traditional and synthetic utilising laptop, harmonium, voice, Casio and found sound Carn is the sound of the children of Coil reaching maturity…
1. 22.8.99 2. Velan Dreath 1 3. Colour The Ocean Pink 4. My Ath Kar 5. Dorcus 6. Velan Dreath 2 7. Windwept 8. Nucker Hole 1 9. Seven Times Around 10. Tenantry Down Wassail 11. Farisee 12. Uncounted