The Palace Of Light – Beginning Here & Travelling Outward (reissue)

Having delivered a no-frills yet solid reissue in 2013 of Wish I Was, the one-off 1993 album from late-‘60s/early-‘70s Elektra Record enthusiasts Mabel Joy, it was only a matter time before Spain’s Hanky Panky Records commissioned archival curation of the British group’s earlier incarnation as The Palace Of Light.  So now arrives an expanded … [Read more...]

Ghostwriter w/Michael Paine – Morrow

Having carved himself an inventive niche under his Ghostwriter guise with 2010’s The Continuing Adventures Of The Strange Sound Association album and 2013’s Dimensions EP, Mark Brend (erstwhile member of Mabel Joy, The Palace Of Light, Farina and Strange Sounds Orchestra) returns again with a new label, a slightly wider cast of contributors and a … [Read more...]

Mabel Joy – Wish I Was (reissue)

With hindsight it was perhaps inevitable that this one-off long-player from Mabel Joy got thoroughly lost at the time of its original 1993 release.  Amidst the amplified musical sects of the early-‘90s, a collection of acoustically-driven pop symphonies from a British band in thrall to stately late-‘60s/early-‘70s American singer-songwriters and … [Read more...]

Ghostwriter – Dimensions EP

Having made such an impression with 2010’s esoteric - and now highly collectible - The Continuing Adventures Of The Strange Sound Association album for Second Language, the Devon-based Mark Brend has been biding his time in gestating a follow-up release for his Ghostwriter project.  Thankfully though, the wait has been worth it, even if this brief … [Read more...]