Welcome To The Archive

The In Deep Music Archive is an eclectic collection of music in many forms. An historical and contemporary library of all available physical formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Reel to Reel tape, 8 Track, 78RPM, VHS, DVD, Laser discs, reference books, encyclopedias, catalogues, biographies and magazines. Collected by Marty Willson-Piper over the past 50 years, the archive has grown into this wonderful collection through a life of scouring the record stores around the world, but also through generous donations from friends, fans and record labels alike. Any funding goes directly towards either running costs or increasing the content. Our ambition for the archive is to create a musical culture centre with a small venue, that will also be used for music lessons and workshops and as a meeting place for music lovers in a unique atmosphere.


Albums Of The Day

Robert Wyatt


Music today was all bits but I did finally land on Robert Wyatt’s Comicopera (2007). It’s Robert Wyatt’s official last solo album with him retiring from music in 2015. Always some humour mixed with experimentation, lovely singing, and captivating songs. One song on there is called Pastafari. I followed this with Amon Düül II‘s Hijack […]

Dry Cleaning


Music today came from the latest so hip nothing can go wrong four-piece Dry Cleaning and their debut album New Long Leg (2021). A band playing instrumentals with a girl talking over the top, sounds uninspiring but you know, it’s the attitude that works. Deadpan delivery, observational, philosophical, and mildly amusing despair. Followed by Lucinda […]

Tubular Bells


Music today was oddly Mike Oldfield‘s Tubular Bells (1973), Tubular Bells II (1992), and Tubular Bells III (1998). It’s that old thing of if you’ve got a name, something recognisable, people tend to gravitate towards it. Tried and tested, familiarity, nostalgia, all these things keep people coming back, safe and sound, reliable, but what happens […]