Month: December 2020

1/2/3/4 — #180 — Festive Folk (with a dash of Lap steel)

The UK folk scene is all the richer for incredible artists like Rachael Dadd. Her contribution to the excellent Memphis Industries ‘Lost Christmas’ compilation (named after a series of Christmas shows that this year is indeed ‘lost’ due to Covid-19 restrictions) is an homage to dear friends in tough times .Joining her are Kate Stables (This is The Kit) and Rozi Plain (amongst many others) – but I’ve been listening to the magic this trio weave for years and with their help, Rachael has created a wonderful alternative festive tune. As well, some wonderful new sounds from Brazil plus funky folk and quite a bit of Lap Steel (Ambient Country anyone?)  

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Quiet Space — #156 — Mailbox

Our focus is on a small imprint from England curated by ambient artist James A. McDermid. So far James has released some beguiling works, with Ishmael Cormack’s Feral release the most recent. Ishamel is a British sound artist living in rural Somerset. His work focuses on gathering and weaving found sound with acoustics. This is a stellar release!

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