May 30, 2016

Jumble Hole Clough: Live at the Nutclough with Mick West, 21st May 2016

A change of pace happened at the most recent Jumble Hole Clough gig omn the 21st of May at the Nutclough Tavern in Hebden Bridge. This time prolific avant-gardist Colin Robinson went for concise, improvised guitar excursions. Four of the five tracks have single word titles, foregoing the longish (and often funny) names of his previous output. Michael Linden West joined him on synthesizer for Saint and Star, adding an eerie Doctor Who vibe.

Cramming ideas into a shorter time frame might win him some new listeners with a limited attention span, but one cant escape the feeling that the tracks could have been even better if they had been allowed to develop more fully. Castle is the best of the crop. It's a trip through possibly haunted and crumbling edifice, with Robinson leading the way through dusty rooms and creaky staircases, nearly coming to a halt at times to admire the view.

Live at the Nutclough with Mick West, 21st May 2016 is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from his website.

Tracks:
  1. The Great Bear
  2. Saint
  3. Star
  4. Castle
  5. King

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HCTF review of Live at the Nutclough with Pete Scullion, 23rd April 2016.

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