2012 was a good year for music as far as I’m concerned, not least because I rediscovered my love for it. Possibly as a result of moving to the culture-less UAE in 2009, I have spent a few years in a uninspired wilderness, neither creating anything of my own nor particularly enjoying anything by anybody else. Thankfully, 2012 brought with it a spark – thanks, no doubt, to having moved in next door to my fellow Grizzly Folk member, Jon Nice, and having fitted up my attic as a kind of rough and ready recording room. Together, we’ve explored the stringed limits of the mandola and the ukulele, and I imagine we’ll put them through various pedals and push it out even further in the New Year. I’m looking forward to it.
In tribute to that rediscovered spark, I’ve collected a few sounds that have had me humming over the last 12 months. They’re not necessarily new, but they’re notable for having pulled me from my slumber. May 2013 be a wide-eyed audio fest for all! No snoozing allowed!Read More