"On our knees, in the soil.
Where some culture is grown.
In the air, tumble-down.
It's a new life from sculptured decay."

Drifting (Autumn lament)

Big Blue Car - inspired to play by:

The Blue Nile, Split Enz, Hauschka, Yello, Holst, Isao Tomita, The Church, Radiohead, Gene, Fleetwood Mac,  Japan, The Thompson Twins, Grizzly Bear, Mike Oldfield, The Stranglers, Focus, Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Yes, Baby Bird, The Cure, Black Sabbath, KD Lang, Kent, Peter Gabriel, Big Country, The Finn brothers, Bjork, Roxy Music, The Fixx, Camel, South, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, The Eels, ELP, Cinematic Orchestra, Supertramp, Elbow, Fanfarlo, Toyah, Fleet Foxes, Sting, Tangerine Dream, The Icicle Works, Lemon Jelly, The Jam, Queen, Kate Bush, Chumbawamba, Midnight Oil, Squeeze, The Tubes, Hawkwind, Donovan, Golden Earring, Simon & Garfunkel, Manson, ELO, Cocteau Twins, Stevie Wonder, Howard Jones, Jellyfish, (early) Genesis, Julian Cope, John Barry, Jade Warrior, Scarlet Party, Portishead, Lord Huron, Talk Talk, Manfred Mann, Lars Danielsson, Steve Miller Band, (early) U2, Frank Zappa, Duran Duran, Billy Bragg, Matt Pond PA, Ultravox, Slade, The Who, New Order, Pink Floyd, Prefab Sprout, Thunderclap Newman, Jethro Tull, Glen Campbell, Red Snapper, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sade, XTC, Sigur Ros, Silent Running, Stephen Duffy, Vangelis, The Mission, The Sundays, The Psychedelic Furs, The Ventures, This Mortal Coil, Osibisa, Thomas Dolby, Nicola Conte, FGTH, Utopia, Stravinsky, The Flaming Lips.

And inspired to write by...
Pretty much everything else.
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2019 album release: HAPPY YET?

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New material taking shape 

After a restless few months it all starts again..

Big Blue Car is recording.

The usual writing process remains the same; I collect all my odd scraps of recordings from mobile phone videos, dictaphone type recordings and chord sheets. I put all the digital stuff together into a directory on my home server (for easy access wherever I may be). 

At this point I have a habit of both looking back and forward in time at any material stored. Anything is game as long as it has that little 'something', but essentially I'm still scraping as many new ideas as I can into the digital bucket. 

This will be the first time I can get a sense of a whole selection of musical ideas which could form an album, so I have to initially weed out things which won't sit well under the Big Blue Car hood.  So far I have more than enough ideas for an album (I generally like to keep it to between 10-12 tracks). 

Next stage; I'll get into recording and start writing even more ideas straight from within Logic Pro. Thankfully this 'honeymoon' period lasts for just a few weeks until I settle down and start to look at seriously sculpting and reforming what I have. 

As yet I have no clear ideas for words or track/album titles so I'm just using pseudo-naming for the moment. 

And thinking about this... I might put some working freebies up at some point, just to show that I'm actually really doing stuff :).


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