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!
Sweet Jesus: Steve Cobby’s One Man Cottage Industry
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.
Portugal based downtempo label The Slow Music Movement release the debut EP from Test Card this week. A three tracker of sublime balearic ambience, a perfect soundtrack for the late Summer sunshine. Stream it on Soundcloud and download via Bandcamp or all the ususal places just give it a listen!
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.”