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Mind Over Mirrors - Bellowing Sun
Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "A grand-scale follow-up to the 'Undying Color' album, in which electronics mix with acoustic instrumentation and vocals, which make the album cross between cosmic ambient, freeform, and an (almost) songwritten approach. Striking lead vocals are from Janet Beveridge Bean (Freakwater), and John McEntire (Tortoise) co-records and mixes. Excellent stuff for fans of Six Organs Of Admittance, Terry Riley, Cluster and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith."

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Mind Over Mirrors - Bellowing Sun
Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "A grand-scale follow-up to the 'Undying Color' album, in which electronics mix with acoustic instrumentation and vocals, which make the album cross between cosmic ambient, freeform, and an (almost) songwritten approach. Striking lead vocals are from Janet Beveridge Bean (Freakwater), and John McEntire (Tortoise) co-records and mixes. Excellent stuff for fans of Six Organs Of Admittance, Terry Riley, Cluster and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith."

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Mind Over Mirrors - Undying Colour
The new album by the ever-evolving project of Jaime Fennelly is his most ambitious and spellbinding set of roiling, meditative recordings to date, and the first to supplement his foundational arsenal of Indian pedal harmonium, analog synthesizers, and incantatory voices with a full ensemble. With prayerful patience and ceremonial gravity, these 7 extraordinary songs conjure and celebrate the cyclical rhythms of nature: tidal surges, human breathing, cicadas in the wilderness gloaming. The record’s forty-five minutes uncannily subsume listeners within an enveloping sensation of primeval remoteness, the heady wonder and instinctual trepidation of sleeping alone beneath the stars. The immersive soundworld that saturates Undying Color elides the physical and the metaphysical.

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Another fine release from the Paradise Of Bachelors label... Pulsing drone-folk with a cosmic, spiritual air reminiscent of Popol Vuh and Six Organs Of Admittance, or maybe Harold Budd's collaboration with Cocteau Twins. Indian pedal harmonium, synths, electronics, percussion, fiddle and more with hymnal vocal sequences from Janet Bean of Freakwater and Haley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux... "

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Mind Over Mirrors - Undying Colour
The new album by the ever-evolving project of Jaime Fennelly is his most ambitious and spellbinding set of roiling, meditative recordings to date, and the first to supplement his foundational arsenal of Indian pedal harmonium, analog synthesizers, and incantatory voices with a full ensemble. With prayerful patience and ceremonial gravity, these 7 extraordinary songs conjure and celebrate the cyclical rhythms of nature: tidal surges, human breathing, cicadas in the wilderness gloaming. The record’s forty-five minutes uncannily subsume listeners within an enveloping sensation of primeval remoteness, the heady wonder and instinctual trepidation of sleeping alone beneath the stars. The immersive soundworld that saturates Undying Color elides the physical and the metaphysical.

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Another fine release from the Paradise Of Bachelors label... Pulsing drone-folk with a cosmic, spiritual air reminiscent of Popol Vuh and Six Organs Of Admittance, or maybe Harold Budd's collaboration with Cocteau Twins. Indian pedal harmonium, synths, electronics, percussion, fiddle and more with hymnal vocal sequences from Janet Bean of Freakwater and Haley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux... "

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Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
**JUMBO RECORDS' ALBUM OF THE YEAR, 2014, AS PICKED BY STAFF MEMBERS** Featuring a full supporting band, 'Way Out Weather' builds on the excellent 'Time Off' album as an example of Steve Gunn's more 'traditional' songwriting style (as opposed to his more avant garde stuff, which is also worth investigating). Hazily psychedelic songs that recall Tim Buckley, Spiritualized and JJ Cale alongside American folk roots, and especially country-rock tendencies. Highly recommended...

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Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
Featuring a full supporting band, 'Way Out Weather' builds on the excellent 'Time Off' album as an example of Steve Gunn's more 'traditional' songwriting style (as opposed to his more avant garde stuff, which is also worth investigating). Hazily psychedelic songs that recall Tim Buckley, Spiritualized and JJ Cale alongside American folk roots, and especially country-rock tendencies. Highly recommended...

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Hiss Golden Messenger - Bad Debt
Expanded version of MC Taylor's 2010 release. These are sparse, desolate acoustic tracks recorded direct to cassette, with shades of early Dylan or Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska'... Still sounds great...

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Steve Gunn - Time Off
First album with a band for Steve Gunn, a guitar / bass / drums / vocals trio with additional cello, flute and piano. Gently propulsive, bluesy songs that straddle American folk and experimental traditions. If you enjoyed recent albums from Chris Forsyth or Cian Nugent then this could be for you, though Gunn adds a more songwriterly slant with a touch of JJ Cale too...

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Promised Land Sound - Promised Land Sound
This young Nashville band (with a guest spot from William Tyler) play soul-fried country-rock reminiscent of Jim Ford, Long Ryders or The Band. Debut album packed full-a western promise...

CD - Paradise Of Bachelors - POB09 - £13.99
Derek Hall & Mike Cooper - Out Of The Shades
Record Store Day Release 2016

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Steve Gunn - Time Off
First album with a band for Steve Gunn, a guitar / bass / drums / vocals trio with additional cello, flute and piano. Gently propulsive, bluesy songs that straddle American folk and experimental traditions. If you enjoyed recent albums from Chris Forsyth or Cian Nugent then this could be for you, though Gunn adds a more songwriterly slant with a touch of JJ Cale too...

LP - Paradise Of Bachelors - POB008LP - £19.99Add to basket
Mind Over Mirrors - Bellowing Sun
Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "A grand-scale follow-up to the 'Undying Color' album, in which electronics mix with acoustic instrumentation and vocals, which make the album cross between cosmic ambient, freeform, and an (almost) songwritten approach. Striking lead vocals are from Janet Beveridge Bean (Freakwater), and John McEntire (Tortoise) co-records and mixes. Excellent stuff for fans of Six Organs Of Admittance, Terry Riley, Cluster and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith."

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Weather Station - Weather Station
On her fourth album as The Weather Station, Tamara Lindeman reinvents, and more deeply roots, her extraordinary, acclaimed songcraft, framing her precisely detailed, exquisitely wrought prose-poem narratives in bolder and more cinematic musical settings. The result is her most sonically direct and emotionally candid statement to date. The most fully realized statement to date from Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman’s acclaimed song writing practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence. “I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments.

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Nathan Bowles - Whole & Cloven
Since his last album Nansemond (2014), Bowles has sustained and strengthened his fruitful relationships as a ensemble player with Steve Gunn (drums, piano and organ, banjo); the Black Twig Pickers (banjo, percussion); and Pelt (struck and bowed percussion), while undertaking projects with new accomplice Jake Xerxes Fussell and old friend and mentor Michael Chapman, all of which inform this record. But he has also continued to refine his solo practice, carrying it far beyond the confines of any reductive and rote solo banjo designations. On this third solo album, his most exquisite, immersive, and ambitious to date, he again augments his mesmeric clawhammer banjo pieces with piano, percussion, and vocals (mostly wordless, some wordy). The result showcases the full range of Bowles’ compositional and performative versatility. Instead of the programmatic place-based narratives of Nansemond, the seven songs on Whole & Cloven offer a stoic meditation on absence, loss, and fragmentation, populating those experiential gaps—the weighty interstices and places in-between—with stillness and wonder...

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Solo album from Nathan Bowles (Pelt / Black Twig Pickers / Steve Gunn). Mostly instrumental and based around his hypnotic banjo playing (with piano and percussion accompaniment), Bowles shares between traditional Appalachian music and avant-garde composition with ease. Excellent, inventive and evocative stuff on the Paradise Of Bachelors label."

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Nathan Bowles - Whole & Cloven
Since his last album Nansemond (2014), Bowles has sustained and strengthened his fruitful relationships as a ensemble player with Steve Gunn (drums, piano and organ, banjo); the Black Twig Pickers (banjo, percussion); and Pelt (struck and bowed percussion), while undertaking projects with new accomplice Jake Xerxes Fussell and old friend and mentor Michael Chapman, all of which inform this record. But he has also continued to refine his solo practice, carrying it far beyond the confines of any reductive and rote solo banjo designations. On this third solo album, his most exquisite, immersive, and ambitious to date, he again augments his mesmeric clawhammer banjo pieces with piano, percussion, and vocals (mostly wordless, some wordy). The result showcases the full range of Bowles’ compositional and performative versatility. Instead of the programmatic place-based narratives of Nansemond, the seven songs on Whole & Cloven offer a stoic meditation on absence, loss, and fragmentation, populating those experiential gaps—the weighty interstices and places in-between—with stillness and wonder...

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Solo album from Nathan Bowles (Pelt / Black Twig Pickers / Steve Gunn). Mostly instrumental and based around his hypnotic banjo playing (with piano and percussion accompaniment), Bowles shares between traditional Appalachian music and avant-garde composition with ease. Excellent, inventive and evocative stuff on the Paradise Of Bachelors label."

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Mind Over Mirrors - Undying Colour
The new album by the ever-evolving project of Jaime Fennelly is his most ambitious and spellbinding set of roiling, meditative recordings to date, and the first to supplement his foundational arsenal of Indian pedal harmonium, analog synthesizers, and incantatory voices with a full ensemble. With prayerful patience and ceremonial gravity, these 7 extraordinary songs conjure and celebrate the cyclical rhythms of nature: tidal surges, human breathing, cicadas in the wilderness gloaming. The record’s forty-five minutes uncannily subsume listeners within an enveloping sensation of primeval remoteness, the heady wonder and instinctual trepidation of sleeping alone beneath the stars. The immersive soundworld that saturates Undying Color elides the physical and the metaphysical.

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Another fine release from the Paradise Of Bachelors label... Pulsing drone-folk with a cosmic, spiritual air reminiscent of Popol Vuh and Six Organs Of Admittance, or maybe Harold Budd's collaboration with Cocteau Twins. Indian pedal harmonium, synths, electronics, percussion, fiddle and more with hymnal vocal sequences from Janet Bean of Freakwater and Haley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux... "

LP - Paradise of Bachelors - POB032LP - £23.99Add to basket
Mind Over Mirrors - Undying Colour
The new album by the ever-evolving project of Jaime Fennelly is his most ambitious and spellbinding set of roiling, meditative recordings to date, and the first to supplement his foundational arsenal of Indian pedal harmonium, analog synthesizers, and incantatory voices with a full ensemble. With prayerful patience and ceremonial gravity, these 7 extraordinary songs conjure and celebrate the cyclical rhythms of nature: tidal surges, human breathing, cicadas in the wilderness gloaming. The record’s forty-five minutes uncannily subsume listeners within an enveloping sensation of primeval remoteness, the heady wonder and instinctual trepidation of sleeping alone beneath the stars. The immersive soundworld that saturates Undying Color elides the physical and the metaphysical.

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Another fine release from the Paradise Of Bachelors label... Pulsing drone-folk with a cosmic, spiritual air reminiscent of Popol Vuh and Six Organs Of Admittance, or maybe Harold Budd's collaboration with Cocteau Twins. Indian pedal harmonium, synths, electronics, percussion, fiddle and more with hymnal vocal sequences from Janet Bean of Freakwater and Haley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux... "

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James Elkington - Wintres Woma
Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma-- Old English for "the sound of winter"-- is James Elkington's debut solo record, but you've likely heard his masterful guitar playing and arranging, even if you didn't realize it. Elkington (an Englishman living in Chicago) is an inveterate collaborator who brings his lyrical compositional and improvisational sensibilities to any group. He has toured, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg and Brokeback, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilco's Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago's finest, including Tomeka Reid. Elkington was brought up in England during the ’70s and ’80s—a time when traditional and acoustic music was largely shunned in favor of the new wave (to which his largely-destroyed copy of The Fall’s Perverted By Language will attest)—but found after his first forays into songwriting that some semblance of the folk music vernacular had crept in and wouldn’t leave. Elkington’s music, however, is anything if retroactive, and anything if folk music: “It’s not folk music,” he asserts. “I may use the mechanics of folk music to put across my own ideas at times, but it really doesn’t fall into any specific community or songwriterly tradition. The album’s lyrics do seem to have a preoccupation with unseen powers at work and other dimensions, both of which seem to show up in traditional English music, but it’s based on my own experience and understanding, not anyone else’s.” Each of these songs wrangles with memory, and even prophecy, in its knotty language and elegant, unpredictable progressions, drawing on the uncertain past—both personal and historical—in order to negotiate the uncertain future. In that sense, despite James’ protestations, perhaps it is folk music.

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Gun Outfit - Out Of Range
Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit’s enveloping “Western expanse” aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel the Elder, St. Augustine, and the ancient goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.

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Red River Dialect - Broken Stay Open Sky
Recommended if you like Talk Talk, Tindersticks, Tim Hardin, Red House Painters, Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn & The Weather Station. Broken Stay Open Sky is the 4th album by Red River Dialect, and their first for Paradise Of Bachelors. The London-based band (with Cornish roots) brings a windswept energy and daylight to a contemplative, gorgeously rendered suite of songs about inhabiting the landscape, and our bodies, in joy and pain alike. Informed by songwriter David Morris’s spiritual practice, and recorded largely live in the studio, this is the band’s most ambitious and emotionally affecting work to date: atmospheric but deeply rooted, equally concerned with investigating the concrete and the cosmic, both quiet details of the everyday and looming matters of faith.

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Red River Dialect - Broken Stay Open Sky
Recommended if you like Talk Talk, Tindersticks, Tim Hardin, Red House Painters, Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn & The Weather Station. Broken Stay Open Sky is the 4th album by Red River Dialect, and their first for Paradise Of Bachelors. The London-based band (with Cornish roots) brings a windswept energy and daylight to a contemplative, gorgeously rendered suite of songs about inhabiting the landscape, and our bodies, in joy and pain alike. Informed by songwriter David Morris’s spiritual practice, and recorded largely live in the studio, this is the band’s most ambitious and emotionally affecting work to date: atmospheric but deeply rooted, equally concerned with investigating the concrete and the cosmic, both quiet details of the everyday and looming matters of faith.

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Jennifer Castle - Angels Of Death
A sublime meditation on mortality and memory, ghosts and grief, Angels of Death ca sts a series of spells against forgetting and finality, in the form of mystic - minimalist country - soul torch songs about writing, time travel, and spectral visitations. Castle wrote and recorded this breathtaking follow - up to the acclaimed Pink City (2014) in a 19th century church near the shores of Lake Erie, where her family also lived and experienced a constellation of losses that inhabit these bruised musings. The title track finds Castle wrestling, like Jacob, with the radiant angels of death “hanging i n the room,” while she attempts to navigate, or write, her way through the “loopholes and catacombs of time” — the line is borrowed, with permission, from fellow Canadian poet Al Purdy — like Ariadne in the labyrinth, with her spool of silver thread.

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Jennifer Castle - Angels Of Death
A sublime meditation on mortality and memory, ghosts and grief, Angels of Death ca sts a series of spells against forgetting and finality, in the form of mystic - minimalist country - soul torch songs about writing, time travel, and spectral visitations. Castle wrote and recorded this breathtaking follow - up to the acclaimed Pink City (2014) in a 19th century church near the shores of Lake Erie, where her family also lived and experienced a constellation of losses that inhabit these bruised musings. The title track finds Castle wrestling, like Jacob, with the radiant angels of death “hanging i n the room,” while she attempts to navigate, or write, her way through the “loopholes and catacombs of time” — the line is borrowed, with permission, from fellow Canadian poet Al Purdy — like Ariadne in the labyrinth, with her spool of silver thread.

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