Steve Lawson: Complete Works - 32 albums on USB Stick (new design!)
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BRAND NEW LIMITED EDITION "TINY VINYL" DESIGN - complete with turntable arm! ;)
In MP3 format, you get the following albums:
My Solo Albums:
1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000) 2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002) 3 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004) 4 :: Behind Every Word (2006) 5 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010) 6 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011) 7 :: Believe In Peace (2012) 8 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014) 9 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015) 10 :: The Way Home (2015) 11 :: The Surrender Of Time (2016) 12 :: Towards A Better Question (2017) 13 :: PS, You Are Brilliant (2017)
Steve and Lobelia Albums:
14 :: Live In Nebraska (2008) 15 :: Live So Far (2010)
16 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002 17 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003 18 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008 19 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010 20 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010 21 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012 22 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012 23 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012 24 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013 25 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013 26 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014 27 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014 38 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015 29 :: Language Is A Music (Steve Lawson & Michael Manring) 2016 30 :: Ley Lines II (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2017 31 :: Over Time (Steve Lawson & Andy Edwards) 2017 32 :: Intersect (Steve Lawson & Pete Fraser) 2017
:: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)
:: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.
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This was inspired by a fascinating encounter. I have a couple of friends from Bulgaria, and was talking with one of them about the EU vote, about the tendency of British people, specifically English people, to revise our history, and imagine that there was some idyllic time in the past before immigration, globalisation and whatnot came along and ruined everything… It’s an a-historicaal perspective, one that ignores the brutal racism, misogyny and homophobia of the 40s and 50s, one that overlooks the kinds of medical and technological advances that we benefit from thanks to globalisation, and also one that ignores the simple fact that the power that we had at that time came about through the conquest and killing of the British Empire. We spent a few hundred years going round the planet, stealing resources, enslaving people, killing anyone who disagreed and propping up our own quality of life with the spoils of those incursions. After WWII, and the devastation it wrought on the UK economy and infrastructure, we were utterly reliant on immigration, on the generosity of those who came to work here and help rebuild the country. Often, the attraction of being here was amplified by the degree to which British intervention in their home nations had made life for the poor far far worse there… But with that immigration came culture, knowledge, cuisine, music, technology, and a scope for a much broader perspective on things if only we’d listen for a while.
So I was recounting some of these ideas to my Bulgarian friend who commented ‘I thought only foreigners knew that’ - the notion that the UK’s strength lies in its rapacious history is common knowledge outside of these ridiculous islands, and our inability to listen to anyone else’s perspective leaves us deaf to this much need perspective on our global responsibilities.
So for the music here, I looked into the scales used in Bulgarian music, and Roma music in particular, and found this rather evocative ‘hungarian minor scale’ - it’s like a natural minor scale but with the 4th and 7th intervals raised by a semitone. That gives a whole load of really interesting harmonic and melodic possibilities. For more on Bulgarian music, put ‘Bulgarian Wedding Music’ into YouTube. It’s pretty amazing stuff!
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