Monday, 11 June 2018

Records I Forgot I Owned

#3 Jello - Voile

Okay, so it's not so much forgotten as overlooked, which is a shame as this is a sublime piece of electronica from Darrel Fitton, AKA Bola.

It still has all the hallmarks of classic early Bola albums Soup and Fyuti (it was released shortly after the latter), but has a more organic and eclectic feel, including a couple of tracks based around piano melodies. In fact, there's also a 12" he released around the same time featuring a stunning Autechre remix of album highlight, Neph.

Monday, 23 April 2018

The New Brian Eno and Kevin Shields 12"

This is incredible.

One of this year's record store day purchases is the 12" by Brian Eno and Kevin Shields. 2 tracks - 'The Weight of History' and 'Only Once Away My Don't - totalling 18 minutes.

It's almost ambient, but there's such a throbbing power, intensity and force coming out of the tracks that my turntable can barely contain the sound. It is, to use a phrase of Julian Cope's, Ambient Metal.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Photographing Reflective Sleeves Can Be A Challenge

... So I thought I'd take a selfie.
The new Cavern of Anti-Matter album is another great collection of analogue synths, motorik beats, gurgles and squelches.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

The Pale Fountains - Pacific Street

Early and often overlooked brilliance from Michael Head. Released in 1984 and out of step for its time, the album channels the spirit of Arthur Lee and Burt Bacharach and is topped off by the trumpet playing of Andy Diagram.

Favourite track today: Unless