Various Artists – Avocet Revisited EP

Given the ceaseless archival patronage that London’s Earth Recordings has given to the back catalogue of the late Bert Jansch, it was perhaps only a matter of time before the label branched-out into a compiling a tribute collection of some stripe.  It might have seemed logical - although more logistically complex - to round-up a gargantuan covers … [Read more...]

Youth Of America – “Navigator” b/w “Night Of The Comet”

As if tireless kaleidoscopic psych-pastoralists Trembling Bells weren’t prolific enough recently - with an album, a mini-LP and Record Store Day 7” released within the last year or so - here comes an alter-ego incarnation of the group too.  With bassist Simon Shaw taking the directorial lead instead of drummer Alex Neilson and singers Lucy Sweet … [Read more...]

Various Artists – Shirley Inspired

As an integral player - yet one who could also stand apart - in the British folk revival between the early-1950s and mid-1970s, Shirley Collins was a song collector rather than a songwriter during her active career.  Scholarly yet intuitive in her approach to finding and reinterpreting songs passed down through centuries of British folk history - … [Read more...]