This Salty Armada - music for imaginary puppet shows volume one is the second studio album by Colin Robinson's one-man band project Jumble Hole Clough this year. The twenty-five instrumentals that are all over the place - a glimmer of an idea is enough to set him off in his home studio in Hebden Bridge, which is stuffed to the rafters with instruments and noise enhancement things.
Robinson follows just one rule: there are no rules. Everyday events and mishaps are captured in slices of freak-folk like I may have to wash my hands again, off-kilter persuccion meets progr guitar in Warming up the engines of solidarity and rage and the robotic electro-funk of Gentleman's Relish (this salty armada).
Who could turn This Salty Armada - music for imaginary puppet shows volume one into a series of short movies? Robinson himself obviously. The first frames of It's fookin' dark down there ..." are a no-brainer. The rest of it could be made by Aardman Studios and Wes Anderson.
- The Open University presents "Resurrection For Beginners"
- Null & Void in Mytholmroyd
- Listen with Step-Mother
- Sleeping Neat & Tidy
- The last days of the forgotten zoological gardens
- They were so poor, they had to make bread from tree bark
- On a cold train to Birmingham
- I may have to wash my hands again
- Rattlesnake Meccano
- Warming up the engines of solidarity and rage
- My Jetex Motor set fire to the cat
- Gentleman's Relish (this salty armada)
- "It's fookin' dark down there ..."
- The air breaks with filthy chatter
- Fragment no.4
- Schools Programme No.1101 - Lissajous curves
- The Bradford Jesus Man
- Street of Eels
- Ghost Train
- Unit Omega Plus
- Old money's better than new
- Someone in Russia is messing with my Java
- The Dyatlov Pass Incident
- Tributes pour in for co-founder of Shropshire model railway club
- I felt like I was drowning
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