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New solo album by The Earlies’ synth wizard Christian Madden

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2017 by dc

Ex Earlies keyboardist and ‘amiable drunkard‘, Christian Madden has just released his debut solo album and it’s an absolute stonker. ‘The Wrecking Place‘ is a 12 track instrumental concept album described as, “providing the soundtrack to a string of unimportant events that took place in Burnley between 1985 and 2004“. It’s a humble pitch but always better to under promise and over deliver.

From start to finish the album runs amok across a variety of genres with ease, tipping a hat to funk, jazz, hip-hop, breakbeat, and prog rock without ever seeming like some rag bag collection of random thoughts. It’s a beautifully well crafted journey through Madden’s musical loves and adventures.

Check ‘The Wrecking Place‘ via the Bandcamp link below:

Blast from the past – Jeff Mangum – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by dc

From 1998, here’s a live performance of, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, by Jeff Mangum (aka Neutral Milk Hotel). And what a glorious slacker-folk-rock masterpiece it is.

This version even has a really dodgy saw solo just to emphasise it’s slacker credentials!

If you’re yet to hear either of Neutral Milk Hotel’s two LP’s, you really need to. The second album (also named, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea) is one of the best albums of the last 20 years in my humble opinion.