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CD Mountain

9/8/17 – The Indestructible CD – 1981 / David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World – Saturday Night Live – 1979 / Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World – 1974 / Abba Interview On The Visitors – 1982

Somehow lost in the 1500 word epic Frankfurt trip post, floundering at the bottom of the page, stuck in the honey, drowned in the coffee, scratched by the stone, the alien metallic disc, indestructible, stretches out beyond immortality, surviving the human race, rising from the ashes long, long, long after you are gone. If you […]

Tomorrows World

8/7/17 – James Last – Silver Machine – 1974 / Röyksopp – This Must Be It (featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson) – 2009 / Eroc – Norderland -1975 / Richie Havens – Strawberry Fields Forever – 1969 / Robert Wyatt / Gilad Atzmon / Ros Stephen – Laura – From For The Ghosts Within – 2015 / Guru Guru – Oxymoron – 1972 / Tomorrow’s World Present Kraftwerk – Autobahn – 1975 / Tomorrow’s World Present The CD – 1971 / Stephen Fry’s 100 Great Gadgets – Eighties / Frankfurt Record Stores – Mythos – Sick Wreckords

On a scorching hot German day we left Olivia’s secret village for a trip to Frankfurt with her Mum. Siv flying to Sweden to see relatives, Olivia and I having a day exploring Frankfurt or in truth checking out some record stores. Leaving at 7 AM was tricky for night owls and once Siv had […]

Wings Of Desire still

4/7/17 – David Bowie – Sons Of The Silent Age – 1977 / As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson AKA Sam – 1942

Nine hours on a bus from Berlin to Cologne/Bonn airport where Olivia’s Dad Gerd is picking us up. On the bus, a driver that told us we couldn’t eat and only use the loo in an emergency. “No crumbling food” he said in German, “kein krümeliges Essen”. So I provocatively pulled out my cadbury’s flake […]

Feist - Pleasure - Cover Art - 2017

25/5/17- Feist – Pleasure – 2017

Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist returns with Pleasure, her first album in six years. Feist’s popularity was boosted in 2007 when Apple used a song from her album The Reminder in an advert for the third generation nano ipod. The song 1234, co-written with  Australian singer Sally Seltman aka New Buffalo reached No.8 on the UK charts. I went […]

Steven Wilson - To The Bone - Cover Art - 2017

24/5/17 – Steven Wilson Featuring Ninet Tayeb – Pariah – 2017 / Ancestral – 2015 / Routine – 2015 / Don’t Hate Me – 2016

Steven Wilson releases a new album, To The Bone, on 18th August. Pariah is the first available track, a lighter more accessible sound and a duet with Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb. This isn’t Ninet’s first appearance on a Steven Wilson album. She appears on Routine and Ancestral from Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015). She also appears on […]