Any recommendations for similar stuff? Pretty vague topic, but thinking anything self released/private press, or just has that untrained homemade vibe about it. More interested in song based stuff, but happy to see where the thread goes.
Not putting this up as a piss take btw. Think it’s amazing that the guy got funding to press the fusion of his interests onto vinyl. Also obviously nothing like Brenda Ray, but it certainly fits the outsider/DIY label
The majority of this material was recorded in my childhood home when I was aged 4–6. During this period John had converted the loft room of our house into a rehearsal space and studio with a Revox tape machine and later a Portastudio at its heart. For a while there was a full drum kit up there, other gear included a Grampian spring reverb and an EDP Wasp.
Initially John was rehearsing and recording with a four-piece band The Beachy Heads, but over time the focus shifted to experimental studio tape compositions, collaborating with various members of the band, along with musician and artist William Longden (responsible for all the LP artwork).
Key influences were Talking Heads, dub reggae and XTC. Pop, but with an experimental DIY/outsider edge.
This retrospective compilation gathers together a selection of recordings from John’s archive, previously released only on small private runs of cassettes.
Nice review of Radio Logical from a Bandcamp purchaser, should have got this guy to write a press release for me
Really great time capsule here! R Stevie Moore-friendly bedroom pop at times, almost NYC No Wave-style funk at other times (as is the case with I Saw A Man). LIYL: Arthur Russell’s pop stuff, Liquid Liquid, minimal synth-tinged home production naiveté Favorite track: I Saw A Man.
I think there have been a couple, and some interviews. I even saw him on some show called Tosh.0 when i was in America and he was on pretty good form, even though the host was just trying to take the piss.