December 24, 2017

Jumble Hole Clough: Elmet By Moonlight - music for imaginary puppet shows volume three

Colin Robison has added another album to his "music for imaginary puppet shows" series by his one-man project Jumble Hole Clough. The third one is called Elmet By Moonlight and like its predecessors This Salty Armada and Moth On A Staircase Window the short instrumentals are scattered all over the place. Tinkering in his home studio in Hebden Bridge he picks up instruments with reckless abandon, filtering the sounds through pedal, software and what-not to create snippets that range from faux-Oriental ramblings (Encased In Clotted Dust) to Hammer horror inspired post-rock guitar loops (Her Handbag Was Full Of Cranberry Sauce).

it's easy to picture a colourful pied-piper leading The Carthaginian Army Advances Through Gaul, with Hannibal's elephants gently swaying to the back beat. Enterprising animators and puppeteers are kindly invited to use this music free of charge, as long as Robinson is credited as the composer. So why not use I Was Waiting 36 Hours For Charlie as an alternate interpretation for Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot? Robinson always lets his imagination run free, so he won't mind when others do the same.

Elmet By Moonlight - music for imaginary puppet shows volume three is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from his website.

Tracks:
  1. Santa's Works Band Wishes You A Happy Christmas
  2. Why Do Poor People Sneeze So Much?
  3. Elmet By Moonlight
  4. Friday 13th Part 4 (Jazz Avengers)
  5. "Follow That Car !"
  6. The Fairy Suitcase Incident
  7. The Carthaginian Army Advances Through Gaul
  8. The Mean Streets Of Birkenhead
  9. Baffled About The White Bubble-car
  10. Walking Slowly Through Busy Streets
  11. The Hanging Field
  12. Alla Danza Marcia
  13. Breath & Sand (Pilkington's And Carl Jung)
  14. Doorway Into Summer
  15. Encased In Clotted Dust
  16. Aliens In The Broom Cupboard
  17. Her Handbag Was Full Of Cranberry Sauce
  18. An Ice Cream Van, Lit Up At Night
  19. Run To The Beach Hut Before The Rain Comes
  20. Fallen Flags
  21. Walking Slowly Through Deserted Streets
  22. I Was Waiting 36 Hours For Charlie
  23. The Danzig Patent Hedge-cutter
  24. Happy People Have No Stories

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