January 28, 2021

Jumble Hole Clough: What I Did On My Holidays

Colin Robinson found himself drifting away from the ambient niche he set out to explore when he started recording the tracks for What I Did On My Holidays, the new album by his one-man avant-garde project Jumble Hole Clough. He could not resist adding a bunch of quirky instrumentals as well, which makes sense after he stumbled upon a picture of two comics and a musician and get the creative juices flowing and write A Photo Of Morecambe & Wise With Bert Weedon At A Tripe Stall In Great Yarmouth.

The two parts of the upbeat The Dockers' Umbrella set the stage for As Far From The Coast As Feasible, bringing a sense of foreboding that a shit load of water is making its way in land - Robinson lives in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, a town that has had its fair share of flooding. There's My Cousin With His Hankie On His Head was obviously inspired by Monty Python acting silly in their Gumbys guise. 2020 As Seen From 1960 is a retro-Sci-Fi theme, using old school effects to capture the current lockdown when viewed as a nightmare scenario from the past.

If anything What I Did On My Holidays is about reflection and trying to cope. There are some brighter moments, but it is obvious that the pandemic has taken its toll and is always on the back of his mind when he recorded this album.

Jumble Hole Clough: What I Did On My Holidays

What I Did On My Holidays is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from his website.

Tracks:
  1. Are You Sitting Comfortably?
  2. Entering Another World
  3. The Dockers' Umbrella (Ovee 1)
  4. The Dockers' Umbrella (Ovee 2&3)
  5. As Far From The Coast As Feasible
  6. There's My Cousin With His Hankie On His Head
  7. The Man Holding The Horse’s Hoof Is Howell’s Son Ted
  8. Everyone I Meet In A Dream Is Someone I Already Know
  9. Electricity At Work
  10. Beauty Sits Between Security And Catastrophe
  11. The Beauty Of The Oxy-acetylene Torch
  12. A Photo Of Morecambe & Wise With Bert Weedon At A Tripe Stall In Great Yarmouth
  13. 2020 As Seen From 1960
  14. Accidental Abstract Photographer
  15. What I Did On My Holidays
  16. The Garden Of Cyrus
  17. Fortune-telling By Numerology

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