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Is This Music? review Lost and Later Songs

https://www.isthismusic.com/a-new-international-5 “There’s enough here to keep you occupied exploring its various nooks and crannies for years to come…If this doesn’t stop you in your tracks and fill you with a wonder about art you thought you’d lost, your heart is deaf.” Our sincere thanks to Tony Kiernan and Is This Music? for a very welcome review. ani x Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs # 13

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #13 For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #13 Starlight International16/10/18 @ 7.39 am This song arrived, more or less fully formed, in a dream. https://on.soundcloud.com/w5p6A On waking, rather than rolling over, perchance to dream once more, I had the wherewithal to grab my guitar and… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #12

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #12 For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #12 What Boys Do (10/7/16) https://on.soundcloud.com/QXZPc “And you know all our boys Are really girls at heart” – The Imposter, Elvis Costello “What Boys Do” started life in 2016 with the working title of “The Replacements” (see link),… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #11

A Chemical Dream   (20/01/04 – 01/09/08) – https://tinyurl.com/27rdkav2   Another of the lost souls, “A Chemical Dream” dates from around mid-late noughties and, woozy and anaesthetised as it may be, I imagine it must still have been deemed far too jolly for the last Starlets album.  Then, come the revolution and post Year-Zero, songs about chemicals would, of course, have been… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs # 10

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #10 Intermission –(Voice recording of initial idea recorded on 10/11/20 – https://on.soundcloud.com/Z2gHo ) Transmissions from Planet Zoom- a melancholy android plays remembered sounds from Planet Earth; an ice cream van, a seaside organ, elevator muzak. Refreshments are available in the foyer. (still from Metropolis by Fritz Lang)… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #9

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #9 Everything’s Alright Fine(31/12/2020)Second latest of the Later songs, born in a hangover and hummed into my phone, just in time for Hogmanay- https://tinyurl.com/yc6ub7j4I was stumbling through the no man’s land between last night and the night to come, fighting a rear-guard action against a horde of… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #8

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #8 Swirly(04/03/2009)It’s swirly, man.The first demo is dated 04/03/09 at 1653h, just in time for tea –https://tinyurl.com/yp3vuakaAround this time, I was beginning to collaborate with my friend Ally Kerr on his songs, working towards his album “Viva Melodia”. I’d say it was a productive time for both… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #7

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #7 For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #7 Something of the Night(18/12/18) Our Hallowe’en number and another of the Later songs, the only previous recording of this was a live rehearsal dated 18/12/2018 – https://on.soundcloud.com/VNeEWClearly influenced by our imminent descent into the underworld, this one… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #5

#5 Ride the White Horses(29/03/10) First demoed as an instrumental in a live home recording by Mark and I, dated 29/03/10) – https://on.soundcloud.com/uc11F In the spirit of Martin Mull’s “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”, here’s a song about painting, partly inspired by James Guthrie’s “Hard At It” which can be found in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. I… Read more →