26 Jan 2014

Active Listener Records January Releases

You've probably all seen and heard the first five releases on the new Active Listener label now.
I'll leave you to digest these for now and I'll have another batch of releases around the end of February for you.
The response has been great to these so far, both from buyers (thank you) and reviewers / bloggers etc. It's great to see that these artists that I love are loved by some of you as well.

You can check out the label's website / blog here.

For those that have missed them, here's a rundown of the first five releases. Thanks to all downloaders for their support!



JAMES McKEOWN "THE ACTIVE LISTENER INTRODUCES JAMES McKEOWN"
AL005
From: Bristol, U.K
Style: Psychedelic Folk / Singer Songwriter
Recommended if you like: Acoustic Pink Floyd ("If", "Cirrus Minor" etc.)
"songs that feel totally lived in with sparse, textured production that leaves plenty of room for these superior compositions to breathe"
Read more / listen / buy here.

THE KITCHEN CYNICS "THE ORRA LOON" 
AL004
From: Aberdeen, Scotland
Style: Psychedelic Folk / Singer Songwriter
Recommended if you like: Alasdair Roberts, Roy Harper
"evocative lyrics cloaked in a haze of drifting sound, each moment perfectly realised for maximum effect"
Read more / listen / buy here.

 SHADOW FOLK "SEAGULL VISIONS"
AL003
From: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Style: Psychedelic Pop.
Recommended if you like: U.K Psych-pop, The Kinks, The Beatles, Kaleidoscope.
"....prime psychedelic pop with a distinctly English tinge, specifically that of the era where bands were abandoning their beat and r&b roots in favour of full blown flower-power pop with unpredictable and often spectacularly exciting results"
Read more / listen / buy here.

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND "LIKE A BEEHIVE, THE HILL WAS ALIVE"
AL002
From: Melbourne, Australia
Style: Psychedelic Xian Doom Folk.
Recommended if you like: Comus, The Third Ear Band, Clive Palmer.
"enough acoustic instrumentation to warrant the folk moniker, but layered with all sorts of drones, sinister ritualistic chanting, psychedelic organ work, and beautiful, exotic sounding instrumentation from far off climes"
Read more / listen / buy here.

BEAULIEU PORCH "THE ACTIVE LISTENER INTRODUCES BEAULIEU PORCH"
AL001
From: Salisbury, U.K.
Style: Psychedelic / Baroque Pop
Recommended if you like: "Sgt Peppers", "Smile", The Dukes of Stratosphear, Nick Nicely, The Orgone Box.
"if Mozart ever wrote psychedelic music, this is how it would sound'
Read more / listen / buy here.

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