Scatter Factory – self-titled

As it begins, the opening track of Scatter Factory's album "Catatonic Voyage" seems as if it could take nearly any musical direction. The atonal and metallic first twenty seconds might lead into some clubby drum and bass electronica, a country-psyche guitar number, or even a full on prog rock anthem. In the event, "Catatonic Voyage" does none of … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#26 (Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg on Laughing Stock)

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg on... Talk Talk’s Laughing Stock (Verve/Polydor, 1991) It was the depths that drew me in.  I woke up under a wool coat on the floor at a friend’s house during one of our early tours to the smell of fresh coffee and the sound of a needle dropping onto an LP - and then the first muted trumpet note and violin … [Read more...]