Jon Attwood’s solo project Yellow6 continues to roam the halls of his half-recollected past, doing so through the medium of drone guitar and billowing electronics. Much of No Memories Only Photographs has a melancholy tinge to it, but this is also a peaceful record, pleasing to sink into. CD released by Silber.
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Normally when guitar twinkle-meister Yellow6 releases an album these days it's Christmas. The arrival of his 'Merry 6Mas' string of CDs signify the start of the festive season in the same way as the John Lewis adverts. This is his first long player in quite some time and I'm pleased to see that nothing has changed in the Yellow6 world. It's full of carefully played ambient drift that it's very easy to get lost in. Sometimes it's dark and gloomy like La Bradford, at other times the ghost of twinkle fingers Vini Reilly hangs over proceedings.
Tracks like 'Seal Beach' are perfect soundscapes that take their time to build but expertly transport you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life by means of carefully layered up guitar. There's the odd anomoly, 'The Fifth' has (yikes!) drums (or a drum machine) but they are skittery and rather Talk Talk like and on this and the following 'Return of the Saucers' the drums up the energy levels somewhat. Yellow6 are like a Tunnock's teacake. You know exactly what you are going to get when you make the purchase and it never lets you down.
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