Simfonica – Letters In Time DVD

Monday, 28 August 2017, 19:56 | Category : News
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(TM Studios TMS001) Trevor Midgley – Beau from John Peel’s Dandelion Records – has a new identity; and it’s a long way from his folk singer/songwriter origins. Simfonica (SIMFonic electrONICA) is firmly in the electronica / ambient / modern classical category and came, Trevor says, “…from an idea to create large-scale electronically-processed pieces, unencumbered by constraints of time […]

Strange Brew Sounds for mid-2016

Reviews by Jason Barnard There’s a dizzying array of new music being released so here’s the best from a range of Strange Brew genres. Psych Octopus Syng venture further into psychedelia with their marvellous album ‘Hollow Ghost/Rochelle Salt’. Arguably a little more experimental and Floydian in places than some of their earlier releases, it’s all the better […]

Beau – Shoeless In The Desert

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 11:47 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Following Guerssen/Sommer’s re-issue of Beau’s “Creation”, Cherry Red are releasing “Shoeless In The Desert”. It’s a download set of fourteen new recordings by the master singer-songwriter and whilst sonically not embarking on new territory, the 12-string led album’s subjects are as diverse as ever. From conquest/imperialism of “Storm In The Eye Of […]

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 […]

Beau – Recorded @ Rocker’s – The Dandelion Radio Sessions

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 20:40 | Category : Reviews
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Local Underground Records Review by Jason Barnard In July 1969, as Beau, Trevor Midgley released the very first single on John Peel’s Dandelion Records so it’s fitting that his new release is to support Dandelion Radio, a station inspired by the great man’s legacy. This download mini-album is of Beau’s recent “live-in-the-studio” session and are re-workings of tracks he’s […]

Beau – Fly The Bluebird

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 19:40 | Category : Reviews
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Cherry Red By Jason Barnard Beau (aka Trevor Midgley) has released another album of highly intelligent and compelling folk music with ‘Fly The Bluebird’. After last year’s excellent vinyl set “Twelve Strings To The Beau” captured recordings made almost 40 years ago; Beau proves that his new recordings, 14 tracks released this time on download […]