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New Album - Weavings of a Silver Magic - Judy Dyble
Available on CD from:
Burning Shed here
The Cromerzone Amazon Shop here (Dee Anay Discs)



New Album - Twenty-Six/12 - The Curator

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Burning Shed here
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‘Where The Stars Will Give Way To The Morning’ - The Curator

Available on CD - here
Available on Gatefold Vinyl - here
Available on itunes - here
Lyrics and Credits - here

‘Sounds and feels like work of a lifetime. Teeming with musical variety, flourishes, insight and warmth. Already an album of 2018. Greet the new dawn *****’ 
Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror

The Winter Sun, the de facto title track is a beautifully orchestrated piece that richly evokes Robert Kirby’s work with Nick Drake. The jazzy overtones of It Crackles (And it Spits) sound like Harold McNair. Where the Stars Will Give Way To The Morning is a grown up record for infantilized times.****
Daryl Easlea, Record Collector

‘...[a] maverick, but a compelling one - whip-smart, brilliantly melodic but off the wall too, and with a nice shot of menace’  Grant Moon, Classic Prog

‘You need to Lay Your Burden Down, pour a drink and enjoy this record - it’s like Samuel Pepys set to music for modern times. Just wonderful’’ 
Postmaster Flash, Holt Vinyl Vault 


“...a fascinating listen, but one best enjoyed in solitude. For this is not light nor fluffy, this is thought-provoking, reflective and explorative. With a subtle hint of Peter Gabriel to his vocal, it is fair to say that Murphy could have tackled a far lighter and more mainstream sound and pulled it off flawlessly. A prime example in the tender and touching Chloe, which could easily be transformed into a mainstream radio hit.
However, that is not the function or intention of Murphy's craft. While this may not be a record that appeals to everyone, it is one that is rewarding to those who return to it for repeated listens. This is not one that you will listen to everyday, but one you should listen to anyway.”
Jeremy Williams-Chalmers - The Yorkshire Times

On first acquaintance with Where The Stars…you’re engulfed with a torrent of words emoted convincingly and draped with often startling accompaniment fluctuating from what amounts to at least the effect of a full orchestra, adventurously scored and unafraid to fly in the face of harmonic concord – to the rock instrumentation that dominates the culminating ‘Chloe’. 
Alan Clayson RnR
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