a beautiful marriage of psychedelia, folk, and modular synth. raw but magical. like broadcast & the focus group investigates witch cults of the radio age... for kids!
Favorite track: Being Small.
Bristol-based illustrator and musician Adam Higton welcomes you back into the mossy realm of the Cosmic Neighbourhood. With each song acting as a response to a series of paper-and-scissors compositions, 'Collages II' documents the daily goings-on of an imagined world.
Sonically, this record straddles new and old, taking modular electronics, flutes, bells and softly pattering drum machines, before colouring them all with the amber glow of some forgotten, psychedelic kids' TV programme. Higton's benign toots and echoing jingles bring to mind Daphne Oram's early delay experiments or the meandering playfulness of Tom Cameron. Radiophonic and time-worn, it still somehow sounds like the future.
This is a great initiative and in support of a great cause, with lots of fascinating music responding to the crazy situation we've all been in for the last few months. One to look back on when this is all over and it will be very evocative of what we've lived through. Excellent stuff nickdrewski