If They Had Won

by Steve Lawson

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Sat down to play last night, thinking about the election. It's been a pretty extraordinary few days, mostly because people expected so little from this, and we've actually ended up with... hope? At least some light on the horizon.

Anyway, I started playing and what actually came out was a darker meditation on what we're hoping to avert. As it is, the Tories with all their austerity measures, draconian nonsense and brutal treatment of asylum seekers and the poor are still, just, in power. If they HAD got the majority they were hoping for, we'd be looking at an awful lot more preventable deaths due to terrible policy over the next few years.

So here's a soundtrack to that foreboding, and by omission the sounding of a bell of hope that this is currently an unlikely dystopian destination, and we're heading towards that light on the horizon...

#ForTheMany

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released June 12, 2017

Recorded live without edits, June 11th 2017 at LawSound Studios. played, mixed, mastered, artwork and everything by Steve...

Elrick SLC 6 String Bass Guitar with Dunlop Superbright Strings, MOD Devices MOD Duo processor, Jule Monique preamp, TC Flashback and HOF Mini, MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe, Kaoss Pad Mini KP, Looperlative LP1 Keith McMillen Quneo & Softstep 2, FL Studio, Reaper, Evidence Audio Cables.

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Steve Lawson UK

The UK's most celebrated solo bassist, here with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. Dig in deep, there's a lot to discover.

Pretty much all the music here is 'Pay What You Think It's Worth', so listen as much as you like, & do what it says on the tin...

As the website strap-line goes, it's the soundtrack to the day you wish you'd had.
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Track Name: If They Had Won
Sat down to play last night, thinking about the election. It's been a pretty extraordinary few days, mostly because people expected so little from this, and we've actually ended up with... hope? At least some light on the horizon.

Anyway, I started playing and what actually came out was a darker meditation on what we're hoping to avert. As it is, the Tories with all their austerity measures, draconian nonsense and brutal treatment of asylum seekers and the poor are still, just, in power. If they HAD got the majority they were hoping for, we'd be looking at an awful lot more preventable deaths due to terrible policy over the next few years.

So here's a soundtrack to that foreboding, and by omission the sounding of a bell of hope that this is currently an unlikely dystopian destination, and we're heading towards that light on the horizon...

#ForTheMany