soft bodies / diment / philip mcalpine

Sounds alert from the heart of the Soft Bodies HQ with two new happenings having just landed, first up a little melodic mysterio with which to backdrop a crowd funding campaign financing the issue of four Philip McAlpine titles from the pen of Adam Diment – believed to be the work of the guys behind Quimper – more about them in a second, this 60’s sounding spy noire lounge lizard grooves to the same hypnotic vibe as encountered on releases bearing both the names tomorrow syndicate and the palace of swords upon their liner note fine print, chic, cosmopolitan yet traced in a shadowy Radiophonic Workshop vibe it imagines Workshop-er John Baker carrying out secret studio recording assignments with Raymond Scott under the cover of night in the resting corridors of Maida Vale.

https://unbound.com/books/the-complete-philip-mcalpine-collection

for a very brief potted history of the counter culture Bond spy check out these pages…..

http://www.esquire.co.uk/culture/news/a9161/the-case-of-the-missing-spy-novelist/

http://www.voicesofeastanglia.com/2012/03/adam-diment-the-counter-culture-ian-fleming.html

http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2009/08/the-disappearance-of-the-author-adam-diment/

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