jumble hole clough

opening this particular evenings listening soiree with the latest hatchlings from the stupidly talented weird ear imagination of Jumble Hole Clough. Clearly a dude whose wiled away many a lost night digging the zounds of the mighty Zappa, ‘Nutclough and elsewhere’ takes recordings from a recent appearance at the Nutclough Tavern in Hebden Bridge for a spot of tinkering and sprucing. Featuring seven tracks, the watchword here is smoking for here are to be found the spraying of funked out mellowness interspersed with soft sheens of tripped out psych toning with ‘I shuddered like a horse’ setting the ears to smoulder whilst simultaneously sporting its finest Gary Wilson grooving. Somewhere else there’s the jazz doodled early 70’s wigginess of the beardy off its box smokiness that is ’unlucky man’ to flap your flares and sideburns to, certainly something which unless these ears do deceive, had us much minded of a youthful Herbie Hancock. That we must admit to being a tad mildly smitten by both ‘lines in the landscape’ and ‘notes in the margins’ which, coincidentally are the sets shortest tracks, with the former deliciously yearned in sleepy headed flotillas of super chilled south sea island breezes – see the Sea and Cake for references – with the latter deliriously demurred with nods aplenty to the whisper like dreamy tones found lurking on Brian Eno’s ‘another green world’. Which all leaves ‘he laughed at Bryan Ferry’ to round out matters though not before bathing your listening space in a seductive seafaring glow tripped out by some nifty Math-ian intricacies a la Tortoise with a side serving of Arthur Russell. https://jumbleholeclough.bandcamp.com/album/nutclough-elsewhere

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