‘Music As A Foreign Language’ Chris Coco’s new album is out today. He describes it as ‘Deep home listening for strange times’, I’d call it gorgeous, meditative, balearic ambient to escape away with. Support one of the mainstays of the downtempo world by buying your copy through Bandcamp, link below…
Got to be one of the contenders for album of the year, Steve Cobby’s May release ‘Sweet Jesus’ is a stone cold banger. Follow the link below and buy a copy from Steve’s Bandcamp. Do check QBurn / Michael Donaldson’s interview below and check Steve’s livestream album launch; much chat, music, bonhomie and gin to enjoy!
The debut ‘Abstractions’ album set from Richard Norris. Five warm, reflective pieces of ambient and deep listening. The first in a series of Abstractions albums on Group Mind Records.
Hologram suited, ambient legend Mixmaster Morris aka The Irresistible Force is back with a new artist album, Kira Kira is available now via Youth’s Liquid Sound design Label on Bandcamp. Expect classic Morris down-tempo chilled ambience, top quality material from one of the originators of the scene.
‘…sticking on just the Rickie Lee Jones spoken word [version] of ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ over some other music. They also played a lot of abstract, cool spoken word/cut-up stuff, which seemed really impressive and weird. We were like, “F***, how did they make that?” then found out it was mainly The Tape-beatles CD [Music With Sound] which we then tracked down afterwards and used a lot ourselves. That CD had a big influence on me, which fed into the later “alien sphinx”-style shows… it was just quite arty and clever and odd, looping spoken word, and showed anything goes in radio trip-style collage. It was after that I started collecting the weirder spoken word [material], like that exorcism speech (sourced from Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, I think) and The 500,000 Year Old Wisdom of E Yada di Shi-ite.
“I think we also played the ‘Eine Kleine Hed Music’ track for the first time on that show, which I remember was a fave of yours… the Invisible Man stuff for that, and a lot of the rest, was just done in a one man live mix, literally running round the studio, turning decks on and off! Raw but fun. Those were the days.”