“Noisy fog” and other wonders of The Tubular West

3 Jan

Tubular West Back and Front Cover DetailsWelcome to the first TVR post of 2014 — a year in which we’ll mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first Dion McGregor album (The Dream World of …. from Decca) with the release of an enthralling new compilation called Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor — Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World’s Most Renowned Sleeptalker. Meanwhile, further news of The Tubular West,  Samuel Andreyev’s album of “haunting beauty” (Apparently Magazine).

In December, Jean Daniel did an hour-long Tubular West feature on his Radio Judaïca program Jazzology (Strasbourg), calling it “Un magnifique album de pop contemporaine”! In his between-tracks commentary, M. Daniel invoked a wide range of musical entities in an effort to convey the distinctive qualities and diversity of the recording:  Purcell, Schubert and Debussy through the Beatles, Bowie and Pink Floyd. One of the songs, he suggested, was like the soundtrack to an imaginary David Lynch film. Oh, and there was something about “noisy fog” (my translation) that I liked too.

http://www.radiojudaicastrasbourg.fr/category/podcasts/jazzology/

Next up will be a live appearance by Samuel on the Radio France show RenDez-Vous (date to be announced soon).

There you have it, for the moment, but much more to come!
Steve Venright

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