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William D Drake
Yew's Paw

Not content with releasing one album this week WILLIAM D DRAKE has gone and released another! 'Yew's Paw' sounds far more promising... Beginning with classical piano.... and continuing with classical piano. Okay I'm up to track 6 'At The End Of the Harbour Wall' and have concluded that this is an entire album of solo piano works. There are ...view item »
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William D Drake
Revere Reach

Despite having made his name with the frantic Cardiacs, William D Drake’s solo work shows considerable delicacy and craft. With more than a touch of folk tradition lurking beneath these compositions, Revere Reach builds up a strong and personal sense of place around the semi-real location named in...view item »


William D Drake
Earthy Shrine

William D Drake is the chapster from Cardiacs, a band who put the baroque into rock apparently. His 4 track 7" is called 'Earthly Shrine' and should appeal to the kinda folks who like avant prog radio pop with a widescreen classical twist. You can tell the guy is one mean talent, his songs have lots of slightly pompous but colourful flourishes...view item »
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The Rising of the Lights

Ex Cardiac and former professional David Mitchell lookalike William D Drake returns with another album of bonkers ever so English psychedelic pop. It upsets me on a daily basis about the ongoing illness of lead Cardiacs man the genius like Tim Smith who since 2008 has been severely ill following a stroke rendering the band out of action ...view item »
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William D Drake
Briny Hooves

Apparently WILLIAM D DRAKE is a distant cousin of Nick Drake. I found that out from the press release for album 'Briny Hooves'. That truly is scraping the barrel to try and sell records. This is way too theatrical and overboard for my tastes. I don't mind a bit of eccentricity but this almost sounds forced at times. The tracks s...view item »
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