And All Those Wistful Patterns: LGM vs Whirlpool By Chapterhouse

When it comes to records held dear there’s always the risk of cheap nostalgia interfering with the bond. Because musical appreciation is an evolving construct. A subtle process, for sure – nudged by circumstance, experience, and whatever was on the stereo that time your would-be lover first took you in their arms – but a … Continue reading And All Those Wistful Patterns: LGM vs Whirlpool By Chapterhouse

Record Racks On Fire: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part One

This is how it begins. Lists of records, the significant weight of records, listening as some sort of benediction, a scratching at an itchy soul – and then 1991. Records and records and records, a pilgrimage to the turntable, and an overbearing sensation that we’re here to praise Whirlpool by Chapterhouse to the nth degree. … Continue reading Record Racks On Fire: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part One

Knowing someone who knows someone who knows Alan McGee quite well.

Live blogging; it’s the future. I’m typing this in real time from the KP Nuts Field at this year’s – or maybe next year’s – Glastonbury, hammering at the virtual keys of my Apple iPob XII with magic fingers whilst in a far-off, shimmering distance, Lady Gaga or Lulu or some such perform the songs … Continue reading Knowing someone who knows someone who knows Alan McGee quite well.