Hey all from Berlin where I am working on a project with...well, let's leave that for another day. Today's news is that the Atlantæum Flood album 'One Day' is now available for pre-order on vinyl and CD on the Schoolkids Records website. It's the first time I have been involved in a purely instrumental album that wasn't a jam session. Its moody soundscapes and evocative atmospheres will have you dreaming within a dream and relaxing into a revolutionary reverie of sad melodic guitars, dynamic violins, vivacious acoustics and trembling ethnic instruments. I like it, so will you. 🌖 xxx MWP PRE-ORDER HERE … [Read More...]
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Whilst strolling with my 12 string Seagull in the late summer sunflower fields above the Rhine in Germany (as you do), Olivia filmed me playing an impromptu performance of "You Whisper" (from Art Attack, 1988), incidentally the most requested song of mine to learn by my sessioneers in the Songwriting & Guitar Guidance sessions: martywillson-piper.com/songwriting-guitar-guidance Thunder opens its throat It lets out the roar of rain Soaked I clench my overcoat And come up to see you again Your smoothly sculptured neck The trapped curving tongue Your cage of a mouth springs open And throws out the seeds of a song They grow and flower And hour after hour Blessed … [Read More...]
It seemed like such a great idea and for a while it was, but at some point the pigs started walking on their hind legs. Using Animal Farm as a metaphor for the collapse of PledgeMusic might not be a perfect way to explain what happened for countless reasons, notwithstanding the perfect allegory that the book already is, but there are parallels. That is, if you unfussily consider the farm to be the big bad music biz and the musicians to be the exploited animals. And as many execs might have been musicians before, I naively thought that we were all in this together and that Pledge and the artists were from the same stock and we were going to take over the farm and run it in a way that … [Read More...]