Fragile Melodies

Chris Funk of The Decemberists is no stranger to snooping around for unusual, rarely heard sounds. When his trail led him to Williamsburg, Virgina in the USA he sought out Dean Shostak straighaway, one of the last true masters capable of playing the glass armonica – an enchanting instrument lost to time. First devised in…

Speak For Yourself

Speak For Yourself is platform for artists and musicians to discuss what inspires and influences their work. Texan Craig Clouse is the force behind the furious, original energy of London-based bands Shit And Shine and Todd, both of whom release records on the noisy Riot Season label. Only a limited number of CDS are pressed…