Phill Brown – Are We Still Rolling? – Part 1

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 18:31 | Category : Podcasts
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In the first of a two part podcast, legendary engineer Phill Brown shares stories from his incredible autobiography ‘Are We Still Rolling?’.  From being a young tape operator on sessions for the Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Small Faces, and Traffic at Olympic Sound Studios, Phill worked his way up engineering sessions for Mott the Hoople, […]

Crystal Jacqueline – Rainflower

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 21:12 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Crystal Jacqueline’s superb Floyd cover, ‘Grantchester Meadows’, featured on the recent Fruits de Mer Podcast, so it’s timely that it forms part of her forthcoming album ‘Rainflower’ available on Mega Dodo Records. Like her previous long player ‘Sun Arise’ intersperses a few choice reinterpretations of vintage material; however new material is the focus […]

nick nicely – Rrainbow

Monday, 23 February 2015, 21:08 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Last year, psychedelic electronica pioneer nick nicely released one of 2014’s best albums Space of a Second. The album creatively saw experimental acoustica meet a house influence. His new single continues this theme presenting the original version of ‘Rrainbow’, one of the slow burning melancholic acoustic numbers with a Numan-esque tinge; and […]

Promise

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 15:09 | Category : Reviews
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Hot on the heals the of the great late 70s Fleetwood Mac-esque release Hot Knives, Got Kinda Lost Records have dug out another rare gem. Promise’s self titled album was released in 1980 but shares a post-Beatles sound made famous by the likes of Badfinger in the early 70s. Promise were actually from Boulder, Colorado whereas their sound […]

Clockwork Flowers

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 21:29 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Former London based John & Anthea Bliss, known as Clockwork Flowers, currently residing in Japan, have created a self-titled album frequently aping Abbey Road sounds circa 67. Often this approach produces derivative results and tracks that fall short of the music it aims to emulate. However with this duo’s song craft, attention to production detail and love […]

Beau – Creation – Vinyl Re-release

Friday, 13 February 2015, 20:45 | Category : News, Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Beau aka Trevor Midgely, the twelve string folk wizard is particularly well regarded for his recordings for John Peel’s Dandelion Records label in the late sixties and early seventies. His second album, Creation (1971) for many, is his career highlight – his folk skills melded with a more experimental approach backed, at times, by […]