November 25, 2019

Jumble Hole Clough: Soil

English avant-garde musician Colin Robinson is still in the ambient, pastoral mood that he explored on his previous album A King Finding A Croissant Amusing with his one-man project Jumble Hole Clough. No elves or unicorns populate his instrumental ramblings on his latest release Soil.. He reports about a change meeting an Egyptian God clutching a measuring instrument (The Winged Osiris Bearing A Theodolite. And there is an ode to the skeleton of a large mammal being hoisted to the ceiling in a museum (How To Hang A Whale, with a properly demonic vocal part by Winston Plowes).

With four short piece of Friday 13th serving as an intro and subsequently as interludes Robinson has found a way to tie together an album that is all over the map - quite literally with stops in Eastern Europe (A Mormon Winked At Me In Ljubljana and Jan Masaryk Was A Very Tidy Man, good old England and the Middle-East (Northern Counties Of Wigan – From Keighley To Kuwait).

When hiking int the woods surrounding Hebden Bridge, don't be afraid if there is bustle in a hedgerow. It might be Robinson contemplating his next move. He is a friendly man, who will tell confused travellers where one can Rent A Legendary Socialistic Bike Pony to get to Wythenshawe.

Soil is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from his website.

Tracks:
  1. Friday 13th Part 6c
  2. Nothing Is Imagined; Everything Is Utterly Real
  3. The Old House At Home
  4. The Winged Osiris Bearing A Theodolite
  5. Nothing Is Real; Everything Is Imaginary
  6. Orbital Gears In The 2104 Card Reader
  7. Friday 13th Part 6b
  8. Rent A Legendary Socialistic Bike Pony
  9. Friday 13th Part 6a
  10. How To Hang A Whale
  11. Friday 13th Part 6d
  12. Homemade Gift Torn
  13. A Mormon Winked At Me In Ljubljana
  14. Jan Masaryk Was A Very Tidy Man
  15. Ulf, Owl Cry, Antler
  16. Northern Counties Of Wigan – From Keighley To Kuwait
  17. Drink Two Litres Of Water, Drive To Huddersfield, Have Cold Jelly Rubbed All Over You
  18. Wythenshawe

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HCTF review of A King Finding A Croissant Amusing.

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