Gilroy Mere – Adlestrop

Adlestrop is the latest release from Gilroy Mere, and released on vinyl, cassette and digital from Clay Pipe Music.

It’s a fascinating look back to a different world, a world of railway branch lines, village railway stations, and a bygone England.

Gilroy Mere traveled across the country visiting the sites of railways that used to exist, pre the infamous Beeching cuts of the 1960s. He recorded interviews and soundscapes along the way and integrated them into pieces of music inspired by his travels.

What results is a great album. The opener, Appendix 2, lists stations recommended for closure by Beeching, sung in a way that’s reminiscent of Scott Walker. The Age of the Train has the momentum of a train and gentle electronic rhythms propelling it forwards.

Adlestrop itself is a wonderful ambient soundscape with a narration taking the listener back to England of old. It’s all a wonderful experience, and a welcome addition to my vinyl collection.

It’s Gilroy Mere’s third release on the Clay Pipe Music label, and well worth spending some quality time with…

Music Radio Shows

Kites and Pylons

Kites and Pylons is a radio show that harks back to a previous world. A world with public information films, a world with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a world with only three tv channels, where you spend your days watching Open University and Crown Court if you’re too poorly to go to school…

Their latest show (as well as previous shows) is now available to stream on Mixcloud. It’s a wonderful blend of experimental electronica, ambience and modular wonderfulness…

Here’s the playlist from the show…

The Central Office of Information – On The Scene
Charlie Behrens – The Clicker
Luke Sanger – Mackerel Sky
Kolvin Lupr – Nice and Easy / Pinetum
Vagues Imaginaires – L’essor du Roraima
Long Distance Poison – Giving up on me
Green-House – Perennial Bloom / Sanseveira
Body Improvement Calendar – The end of the day
Floating Points – Kites
Joe Meek – Magnetic Field (excerpt)
Drew Mulholland’s Field Recording of Joe Meek’s Ampex PR10
Ben Winter – Surfacing


😱 Hauntronica – Hauntological Research 😱

Hauntology is a genre of music that evokes cultural memory and aesthetics of the past. It developed in the 2000s primarily among British electronic musicians, and typically draws on cultural sources from the 40s to the 70s, including library music, psychedelia and public information films.