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Top albums of 2013: 1

Overview | Part 2 | Part 3 | Mentions | Longlist Van Dyke Parks – Songs Cycled Prolific composer of Americana and orchestrator Parks (probably best known for his work on the Beach Boys’ Smile and Joanna Newsom’s Ys) turned 70 in January. His … Continue reading

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The Playlist 27: Some recent listening

This is a playlist from a couple of months ago, reflecting special early year efforts made with Burt Bacharach songs, Nina Simone (and Weill’s Dreigroschenoper), Stevie Wonder and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Listen on Spotify 234. Dionne Warwick – ‘(In the) Land of … Continue reading

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Interview, etc.: Joe Gideon & The Shark

End of the Road Festival’s latest Christmas Shindig was announced last week. The line-up includes Joe Gideon & The Shark, who I was lucky enough to interview before one of their early performances. They’re a sister-brother duo – she a  former … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 25

Listen on Spotify 194. Field Music – ‘Start the Day Right’ The Sunderland brothers’ fifth album, Plumb, seems to wake up with the opening gentle strings and percussion. As much as they evoke the first waking moments of a day, … Continue reading

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Pitchfork People’s List

I know, I know. My contribution into the “readers’ favourite albums of the P4k age” poll isn’t worthy of its own blog entry. But something had to break the 3 1/2 month writing silence. I used to like making these … Continue reading

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The Playlist: 1991-2011

Listen on: Spotify / we7* It turns out that this January is a busy one in the real world, so I’m on temporary hiatus from blogging.  More to come next month, but, in the meantime, feel free to amuse yourself … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 1

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 1. Race Horses – ‘Disco Pig’ Race Horses are the finest purveyors of inventive pop music to come out of Wales since Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (whose Euros Childs produced their debut album). Trumpet fanfares, a … Continue reading

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