'Collected Times' by Danny Short
Debut Album Release, April 2009
Danny Short is from Bolton. He’s also from a planet where
70s pastoral progressive music can co-exist happily with
on-the-money noughties experimentalism. Take ‘This Year
Is Ours’ – rapturous 12-strings glitteringly reminiscent
of ‘Trespass’-era Genesis but dragged by the neck into today
by beautiful melodies and harmonies, and some slightly
worrying interferences in the background keeping it all
the right side of pretty. But then there’s ‘Truth Made a
Man Of Me’, where submerged vocals and drones are a bed
for another gorgeous melody to sink into and dream.
Imagine if AMM had written pop songs. You can’t? Listen
then. Danny Short is in a place of his own, but he shares
some of the universe with poetic souls like Six Organs Of
Admittance and James Blackshaw. And this miserable old
world needs more of this kind of beauty. Caressing
musicianship, tunes to melt the hardest heart. Treat your
2 On The Ceiling
3 Leaving The City
5 Stranger In The Snow
7 To Be Different
8 People On The Hilltop
9 This Year Is Ours
10 An Idea
11 Just Before You Disappear
12 Truth Made A Man Of Me
'Tales From The City' by City Of Glass
Debut Album Release ...28.2.09
*Although temporarily taken off digital sales while we edited out
some film samples and alas a segment of Brad Pitt from 'Fight Club' is
no more (or inaudibly reversed at least) and his personal permission
is no longer required!
City Of Glass are a four piece male line up from Hull in the UK.
They've recorded and mixed the material on the album playing
electronica synths with guitars and bass.
"Paranoia. Unrest. Unemployment. Society on the edge of ruin.
The state against the individual. Sounds like eighties, doesn't
it? But it’s now..."
A recent news item can be viewed on the following link 'hull vibe article'
watch a video of Track 1.. 'Too Many Bands'
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