March 20, 2019

Jumble Hole Clough: 17 Photographs Of Audrey Hepburn Riding A Bicycle

Colin Robinson originally planned to make another generative music album for his Jumble Hole Clough project as a follow-up for Chair Envy. But after attending a concert by The Residents he changed course. He opted for a record dedicated to short, pulsating tracks that could have been used as incidental music during an episode of Doctor Who or maybe a BBC Four documentary about Dada, steam trains or other things that can be filed under gentlemen's guilty pleasures.

Robinson is never short on ideas and he can with between switch prog, rock and ambient at a moment's notice. Both his dry, factual sense of humour - When A Door Closes, Open It Again. That's How Doors Work., You Won't Catch A Hare By Running After It - as well as his childlike curiosity to see the beauty in pretty much anything - A Footbridge Over A Non-existent Railway - has served him well. In a parallel universe this album could almost be considered as a radio-friendly. Take The 21 Grams Experiment, a composition about a prime example of selective reporting by a daft physician. That is a way to teach the youth of his native Hebden Bridge and far beyond about scientific values. Changes are they he will remain a cult artist, catering to avant-garde loving breed of cognoscenti, the kind of people who tend to dance to Captain Beefheart songs in a style that is quite peculiar.

17 Photographs Of Audrey Hepburn Riding A Bicycle boasts 17 endearing oddities. Robinson send them out to the world to be loved and they should be welcomed wholeheartedly. Do fire up Google to search for said photographs. They are quite fetching.

17 Photographs Of Audrey Hepburn Riding A Bicycle is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from his website.

Tracks:
  1. Slurry With A Fridge On Top
  2. The Gunner Had To Be A Small Man
  3. Jimjams Or No Jimjams
  4. Flags Of Imaginary Nations
  5. 17 Photographs Of Audrey Hepburn Riding A Bicycle
  6. You Won't Catch A Hare By Running After It
  7. Threat Of Loss
  8. The 21 Grams Experiment
  9. Rainbows Over Ramsbottom
  10. Midday In Witchland
  11. When A Door Closes, Open It Again. That's How Doors Work.
  12. The Faerie Queen
  13. All His Heroes Wear Cardigans
  14. High Above Hostile Territory
  15. A Footbridge Over A Non-existent Railway
  16. A Little Pencil Is Difficult To Write With
  17. Sly Bill Hare

Live dates:
  • 04/03 Mick West Memorial Event @ the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (playing with Abrasive Pheasants)
  • 04/16 Jigsaw improv event, Preston
  • 04/18 Jumble Hole Clough Oblique Strategies @ The Golden Lion, Todmorden (w/ Richard Knutson and Mark Joell)
  • 06/29 100 Murmurists Event, Preston

» Jumble Hole Clough on Facebook

HCTF review of Chair Envy.

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