Jack Ellister – Tune Up Your Ministers…

Sunday, 25 October 2015, 19:03 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Psych master Jack Ellister’s long awaited new album, ‘Tune Up Your Ministers and Start Transmission From Pool Holes To Class O Hypergiants’, finally gets a release on 20 November. It’s been over three years since his excellent single “The Man With Biochopper”. On Jack’s new LP this startling track opens the nine […]

Tir na nOg – The Dark Dance

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:31 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Tír na nÓg, the Irish songwriting duo of Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell, wrote and recorded some of the finest music to come out of the early 70s folk scene. After releasing three fine albums they separated to embark on new projects before recapturing their muse in recent years. Since then they’ve released tantalising snippets of new […]

Side Effects

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 21:49 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Fruits de Mer have increasingly been pulling off some ambitious projects typified by their long sold out epic Strange Fish instrumental set. Their latest project is similarly bold, Side Effects – a four LP box set, eight bands doing a side each of 60s/70s covers. Pink Floyd are represented of course, […]

Momentary Floyd Fruits de Mer

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 20:06 | Category : Pink Floyd, Reviews
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Originally released as part of last year’s members only Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett collection, Fruits de Mer are pressing two 7″ singles with the highlights of that fantastic compilation. However, with only 300 copies with pre-sale starting at the Fruits de Mer/Mega Dodo event at the Half Moon Putney on 24 May they’re certain to be instant collectors items. […]

Games For May – Fruits de Mer and Mega Dodo Records – Live

By John Blaney The best things in life are worth sharing, and for the last couple of years Fruits de Mer and Mega Dodo have been sharing bands as fast as our records have been flying out the door. When the respective label bosses began exchanging emails something bigger was bound to happen. Buoyed by […]

7 and 7 is

Friday, 8 August 2014, 13:20 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Fruits de Mer Records are shortly releasing ‘7 and 7 is’, a box-set of 45s with new versions of tracks from the psychedelic end of the American music scene of the 60s. There are two storming Clear Light covers by The Bevis Frond. I’m not familiar with Clear Light and can’t tell […]