July Skies probably define the term 'wistful'. Antony Harding's project come out of the same West Midlands-based stable of artists as the likes of Epic45 nd make a gorgeously dreamy kind of music that recalls the Durutti Column and Felt. The Weather Clock was initially released in 2008 on Make Mine Music but has been given a deserved vinyl re-press courtesy of Rivertones.
Vinyl LP £18.99 RIVERTONE5LP
LP reissue on Rivertones. Edition of 500 copies.
- Includes download code
CD £6.99 MMM027
CD on Make Mine Music CHEAP!!.
Lovely re-issue of classic English pastoralism. Here's Mingus's review from back in the days we sold CDs.
Twelve tracks of melancholic English pastoralism in the vein of Vini Reilly's Durutti Column. Long drawn out guitar passages, sometimes drenched in reverb. Introduced with the pips (UK Radio time signatures) heard on the BBC which often call to mind a kind of misplaced English (or British) nostalgia for things like bowling greens and warm ale. The addition of the wistful sounding vocals and quite calm call to mind bands like Hood and Epic 45.
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