Heading for Morocco today. Looking forward to making some great recordings to use in a future project. News about that soon.
The new Census of Hallucinations album "Imagine John Lennon" is finished and ready for imminent release. I am a big fan of COH and respect Tim as a musician, producer and man of integrity. I am honored to play sax, wind synth and mellotron on the album and though I am potentially biased my initial listen at the playback is that I am gob smacked. This is an incredible piece of work. Keep an eye on the Stone Premonitions website for information on the release date.
Clacton council turned down the opportunity to have part of "Quadrophenia" filmed there, erased a graffiti used for an album artwork by Blur and just this week erased a Banksy masterpiece. Read the full story here
What next? A bid to become European City of culture in 2015?
Check out: Frenzid Melon - Clacton
This anthology of suburban cassette culture New Wave classics from 1977 - 1981 evidences how right we were :-))))))))) even at such a young age.
Both Frenzid Melon and Ermin Grud have been featured on recent Alchemical Radio shows. We feature heavily in series 3, episodes 73-76 and there may well be more to come. Tim Jones of Alchemical Radio recently described Frenzid Melon as "a New Wave Captain Beefheart" ...we will accept the compliment.
Alchemical Radio broadcasts via KWTF Radio in California and has previously been broadcasting via Radio Six international, Supanova Radio, Aural Innovations, Radio Mi Amigo, Starship Overflow & Free Radio Network. It's a great programme that is eclectic and always surfaces some interesting listens.
You can access the shows here
I am very pleased to announce that I will be appearing on the next Census of Hallucinations album due out later this year. CoH have been prolific contributors to the British underground music scene for the past 15 years. Their unique brand of spacerock has won fans all over the world. I have known Tim since 1984 when we joined forces to record his "Prisoners of the real world" album. Click this link to check them out and the rest of the Stone Premonitions catalogue
The early 80's were such a great time for new bands and new music in the UK. There was a sense of adventure and an opportunity for anyone to release their music and get it heard. A lot was due to punk blowing away the cobwebs and opening the door for different and more experimental ideas to get heard. The Young Marble Giants had a refreshingly minimalist approach and a distinctive sound.