Music today started with Porcupine Tree’s seventh album In Absentia (2002) and all the B-sides and demos, a selection of 32 tracks. Later after a sesh with Jed, French, and Liverpool winning 3-0 against Arsenal, it was Procol Harum’s seventh album, Exotic Birds And Fruit (1974) and yes, it’s my birthday on May 7th. In blog time I listened to Ryley Walker’s latest, Course In Fable (2021), I know him as a singer-songwriter and he did in fact do an in-store at Pet Sounds in Stockholm when I worked there and then played a show in a hotel lobby where absolutely no one listened. He was sold to us as Americana but his latest album is absolutely progressive. There is so much more to him. I love it when these singer-songwriter types take this leap – Ray LaMontagne has also done this, dabbling beyond the basic. After this latest album, Spotify continued with a second album, Deep Fried Grandeur (2021), with Walker jamming with Japanese psychedelic band Kikagaku Moyo. Two long instrumental tracks, who knew? Great if you like this kind of thing.

Music Of The Daze

Ryley Walker: Course In Fable – album review

Procol Harum: Exotic Birds & Fruit Expanded – album review

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.

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