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I woke up and the storm was over

Written by: 7 October 2015 No Comment

It’s me again, your boy Benny, back again after a hiatus of a few gloomy weeks. It rained non stop for about 3 weeks. I had my head down with work and study and little fun and it seemed like things were never going to come good. In such times I turn to music and Blackest Ever Black’s comp I can’t give you the life you want was on hand to accentuate the gloom.

I’ve probably mentioned my fondness for this label before, and they continue to come with interesting, quality selection on this comp. In particular I’ve been enjoying Tropic Of Cancer’s track ‘I woke up and the storm was over’, which melds this mortal coil esq vocal, their usual post-punk guitar and some atmospheric drums and synth into a compelling mix.

Anyway, the rain eventually ceased, I finished my assignments, and made it to labyrinth which I’m not going to get into here because it’s more of an experience you have to feel for yourself.

Instead, I’m going to pimp my other pick – that I discovered through the new quietus psych rock column. This isn’t psych rock though, but rather jazz from the Brian Ellis Group who head back to the 70’s for some Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock esque free funk. I think it successfully avoids like a slavish copy of the music of those greats, without doing anything self-conscious to mark itself as music from today.

I’d known Daktari a few years before he realised I liked jazz and when he did he looked at me with a mix of pity and revulsion and left the room. So if you’re him, this might not be up your street, for everyone else, check it out.

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