Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Listening Club - 14th February 2016

Greetings and happy Valentine's Day, if that sort of thing floats your romantic boats... Hope you've had a satisfactory day, whatever you've been up to... Quick reminder that I am again away next weekend, so am looking for another caretaker manager, if anyone cares to volunteer. It's not a vortex week, but that will be coming soon too so dig out those suggestions...

Last week @holette was in the chair, confusing, confounding and cheering in equal measures with her pick of the Yoko Ono remix / remake / cover version / all of the above album "Yes, I Am A Witch", a fine pick for sure. Many thanks to her for that, and for flipping the frisbee across to me! So... *attaches fake moustache*

"Howdy! Didn't see this coming, so the "possible #lc picks" cupboard was a little bare, but this album has served me well over the last few months, particularly in the "blotting out everything going on around you with your headphones" department. Swans being the usual main go-to for me in that area, but fret-ye-not, faint hearts, this isn't them... 

That said, it does have a rather solid sound and some seriously rock-out psych moments (or is it psych-out rock moments?) and maybe even a touch of 70s glam, but all backed up with some surprisingly tasty songwriting. 

True, there's nothing here musically that couldn't have existed 40 or more years ago, but it's wrapped in a fine production that places it very much in there here and now. Also seems to me to be an under-represented genre in the old #lc firmament, so crank up the volume real high, crack open a vessel of whatever tickles your fancy and let's set sail...."

Direct download is here, and the HearThis stream (if there's any luck, as they've started removing stuff too, now) should be below...

Hope to see you at 8pm!

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