Shakin’ Like Tremolo

Life's the same, it's all inside you. Down in the dust and the heat, the tremolo shakes like waves rising from the desert highway, a mirage of guitar melting in the blazing sun. Red Snapper records Reeled And Skinned and slipping across the sand, sidewinder tracks carved into the dunes as Thomas The Fib and … Continue reading Shakin’ Like Tremolo

Bill Withers

Bill Withers: Singer, Poet, Working Man Shame to hear about the passing of the great Bill Withers, that quiet, mighty cornerstone of soul music as-we-know-it. The man's story alone was memorable: born the son of a coal miner in a small town in West Virginia, he joined the Navy at age 17 and served for … Continue reading Bill Withers

Quazar – This Is Music

Quazar This Is MusicSeven Stars 1997 On that very particular day within a month that perfectly mirrors the month within a year, it seemed only natural to return to a certain oddball house 12" that's always held a special place in my heart. I can still remember the first time I heard it, downloaded from … Continue reading Quazar – This Is Music

Polyesterday

Polly said today, she'd find another way... tomorrow. Time is tight, tasks and projects coming down with a quickness. Posts less frequent, but underneath the surface the wheels are turning. Building out the framework, piece by piece in the remains of the day, while the mass production loop just rolls out into the perpetuity. Sometimes … Continue reading Polyesterday

Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango: Superfly ambassador of the funky Soul Makossa Belonging to the continuum of storied ambassadors of African music alongside the likes of Babatunde Olatunji, Hugh Masekela and Fela Kuti, saxophonist Hugh Masekela was one of the original leading lights of the continent to break out into the wider world of pop music. Making a … Continue reading Manu Dibango

Endless Season

You are the computer. Synths scream like engines in overdrive, fast-forward and rewind. Speedway Theme From Fastlane Part 2 — or deeper still Blade Runner Main Titles — shades of Endless Season in slow motion. Tighten up and strip it down, down to the absolute essentials. Streamlined schematics for the future, rebuilt from the underground up... the prog era … Continue reading Endless Season