If They Had Won

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This is the oldest piece on the album, and was released as a single track the day after it was recorded. Here’s the original description, written on June 12th 2017:

“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 “

...to that I’ll add that over time, the question that this piece keeps raising is whether the near catastrophic explosion that builds towards the end of the track (just before the final calm) is the sound of the destruction the Tories have wrought on this country, or the sound of the resistance, a defiant scream... is that part of this timeline, or the alternate timeline? Is this us reaching across and stopping the damage? I’m still not sure. Answers on a postcard...

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This is the oldest piece on the album, and was released as a single track the day after it was recorded. Here’s the original description, written on June 12th 2017:

“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 “

...to that I’ll add that over time, the question that this piece keeps raising is whether the near catastrophic explosion that builds towards the end of the track (just before the final calm) is the sound of the destruction the Tories have wrought on this country, or the sound of the resistance, a defiant scream... is that part of this timeline, or the alternate timeline? Is this us reaching across and stopping the damage? I’m still not sure. Answers on a postcard...

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from PS, You Are Brilliant, released October 30, 2017

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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.

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As the website strap-line goes, it's the soundtrack to the day you wish you'd had.
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