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Say Goodbye – Ehrnman/Pearson

This popped into view today, a day of some silent sadness, when Say Goodbye is a very appropriate thing to say. Ehrnman/Pearson are a Kansas City based duo with this (debut ) two-tuner surfacing via the wonderful Russian Winter Records.  … Continue reading

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The Great Untold – Scott Matthews

Scotts music has been a thread woven through my last eleven years or so, since I first heard him at the end of 2006 and played the first album to pieces over a summer in France. His remarkable voice, his … Continue reading

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Blue Rose Code at Stroud Sub Rooms

Something in Ross Wilson’s music touches me quite deeply, and often when that sort of thing happens, it’s hard to put your finger quite on the reason why – is the musicianship? the deftly written songs of loss and longing? … Continue reading

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Ten Drones on Cassette – A Lily

James Vella came into my consciousness, oh some many years ago, with his band Yndi Halda for whom I have long held a rather sustained affection, with their prog leanings and willfully arcane influences. James himself trades also as A … Continue reading

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17 of ’17

Each on this list is simply offered with the briefest of notes, and listed according to alphabetti spaghetti rules. Each in their own ways has brought a sparkle to my year at some point(s) this last year. Each have reminded … Continue reading

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Population – Crown Larks

I really have no idea why it has taken quite so long to get around to making some jottings on this latest offering from Chicago based Crown Larks, they have diligently and politely been poking me from afar for long … Continue reading

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Little Steps – Good Weather for an Airstrike

It feels like an age that I have been a fan of Tom Honey in his guise as Good Weather for an Airstrike, but it seems that it is only since 2011 and the advent of A Summer, if my … Continue reading

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