Thursday, 5 April 2012

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

the road

New track from an old Toby favourite, permanently good.

Friday, 23 March 2012

brilliant folk

Saturday, 10 March 2012


Here's some Spanish architecture:

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Message to Bears is multi-instrumentalist Jerome Alexander. He has recently released a new album, Folding Leaves, and it’s fucking great. It’s an album which has some great ambient beats to act as a foundation which allows the vocals and strings and samples and piano and xylophones and so forth, to soar.

I can’t recommend it enough. So what’s it about.

The loose theme of the album, to put it simply is sort of the idea of having a desire to run away/escape when all you needed was right where you are.

I did sense that element of travel/travelling on the album, so I asked him a question about where the most beautiful place he had visited was. (Though with such an intriguing answer I should have asked what the best thing about being at home was.)

Probably the Iguazu waterfalls in Brazil, absolutely incredible.

I’m gonna try and catch a live offering when it roles in to town because the sound is so intriguing. I asked what the live show will be like, that answer is below as is the album (The physical's a sellout). Enjoy.

The live show includes a small ensemble, it's quite different to the recorded material actually, less ambient and louder.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

veil of ignorance

Ambient. On free download.

Monday, 5 March 2012

dying embers

By way on an apology I will put up a new track every day between now and Easter. Hopefully.

Bruised Skies - Embers

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Everlone is a London based music maker, specialising in the ethereal and, apparently, the night bus sound. Here’s what he said when I asked him to describe the music:

I'm not sure how I'd describe my music to be honest, it's been described in a few bizarre ways before, like 'slowcore' and 'night bus' but I don't even know what they mean, let alone agree. I don't want to come across as being pretentious, but I don't think it's healthy to pigeon hole music either to be honest, otherwise you're forever having to live up to that expectation. I just run with it and see what happens. 

The music features lots of layered vocal samples which create a great atmosphere, presumably it’s more suited to accompany a dark room?

I don't think there's a particular setting my music is suited to. I'd much rather it affected someone on a personal level, and if that means they want to hear it in a club then so be it. Maybe this is what 'night bus' is all about!? Basically, so long as someone is enjoying it, it could be played in a tree house for all I mind.

Let’s leave all this talk of night buses behind us. Everlone, tell us about the samples.

With sampling I never set out looking for things to use, pretty much all the samples in my tracks are things that I've stumbled upon and have ended up being exactly what I needed. I always start a track with a melody rather than a beat too, so it helps when your starting point is something you've found and really enjoy.

Next time I'm on the N1 I know what to listen to. The EP is coming out really soon and will feature his own vocals. He promises it will be an interesting offering. Look forward to it. 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

evian christ

I stumbled across these beautifully psychedelic offerings couple of days ago. As filler goes it's not too bad at all, my favourite is MYD. Apologies for the lack of postings, I've spent a lot time recently listening to Silent Alarm (lately).

Friday, 10 February 2012

message to bears

I've been listening to Message to Bears a lot recently, the songs are a great combination of folk and ambient. Great artwork too. enjoy.