Sunday, 20 February 2011

Wonderful Wooden Reasons #37

After a 4 month hiatus the new issue of Wonderful Wooden Reasons (#37) is now online.

This'll be the last of these long issues because as of #38 I'm moving to a more me friendly format of smaller issues on a more regular fortnightly schedule.

in the meantime. the new issue is here and (for those of you still using the hellhole that is myspace) here.

if you just want to listen then the mixcloud is below.

this issue features an eclectic mix of drone, noise, free jazz, freak folk, shoegazer and plain old strangeness.

reviews of...

Banks Bailey - Upwelling
Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band - Peacemaker
derschlaeger - Blogs
Giant Bears - Whisper in the Hollows
Daniel Jones – MTT
Ian Middleton - Aural Spaces Versions
Yui Onodera & Celer - Generic City
Orchestramaxfieldparrish - Crossing of Shadows
The Raw Men Empire - Elodie
Colin Andrew Sheffield – Signatures
Matt Shoemaker - Soundtrack for Dislocation
Philip Sulidae - Banish
Tomo - Butterfly Dream and Other Guitar Works
Various - Underwater Noises
Simon Whetham & Paul Khimasia Morgan - The Grey Area

hope you find something worth exploring further.

Friday, 18 February 2011


Spent a very productive morning making a contribution for Shaun Blezzard's Cumbria Remixed: Lanternhouse project. I'm pretty pleased with the finished result it's nice a mellow with a little bit of an uncomfortable vibe to it. I only sent it off (digitally) to Shaun at lunch time today so I doubt he's got to hear it yet.
Also been working on the second of the Quiet World radio mixes (which will be called Quietude from this point on) - the first is below in case you'd like to hear it. the second will go live on sunday.
The idea of these is to alternate them with the now fortnightly Wonderful Wooden Reasons mixes and zine. It's a chance to put some of the other music i listen to that doesn't necessarily get a chance to be featured in the WWR ones.
hope you dig it.