David Ackles

David Ackles (1972 Records) It’s a peculiar injustice that in this age of omni-availability the work of a singer-songwriter as gifted as David Ackles should languish out of print for so long. While reissue labels unearth so- called lost classics every week, Ackles’ truly great first album has been unavailable for a decade. Born in…

Bill Fay

Life Is People Dead Oceans Bill Fay’s eponymous 1970 debut revealed a peculiarly British knack with tangential quotidian detail. The following year’s Time of the Last Persecution posited an intense apocalyptic vision, drawn in part from a close reading of the Catholic thinker, Teilhard de Chardin. Traces of both survive in Life Is People, Fay’s…