Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yet Never Blossom


Here are four minutes in which legendary Young Marble Giant/Weekender Alison Statton, practically a patron saint of these pages, sings a melancholy melody over woozy synth, ambient noise and a plucked lute? uke? from Spike. It's Basil Kirchin's 'I Start Counting' for the Rough Trade generation, probably.

I love it.

Alison Statton & Spike - 'The Seed Remains' (1997)

12 comments:

  1. Blogging and the internet has been good for introductions to music I might never have heard. Do you know that before your blog I'd never gotten around to listening to Young Marble Giants. I had probably heard stuff, I sort of knew what they sounded like, but if I'd had to go into a shop and take a risk it wouldn't have been them probably.

    And I Start Counting, there's the demo version of that on the Fuzzy Felt Folk album is one of my favourite songs I've discovered through blogs. That was Lee I think over at his place.

    Not much to do with anything really, but thanks!

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  2. Smoni and Kips encapsulate the hug.

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  3. Very nice. The song and the love.

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  4. it's a lovely song but not in the right sort of mood for a group hug at the moment!

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  5. *gives Drew a small, private hug*

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  6. ive got the fuzzy felt folk lp as well its fantastic, but this is my fave track. were can i get this seeds remaining track from,is it a band a one off its loverly

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  7. Glad you like glen. Alison and Spike made an E.P 'Weekend In Wales' and three albums together - 'Tidal Blues' 'Maple Snow' and, the one this is from, 'The Shady Tree'. 'Maple Snow' I don't have; 'Tidal Blues' is a pretty straightforward collection of songs, some of them quite Weekend-like; 'TST' is a lot more experimental - twiddly noises, ambient stuff - more of a nod to Young Marble Giants; this track is easily the best thing on it, in my humble.

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  8. a belated happy birthday from my condo on the eastern seaboard.

    Dean Friedman

    ps - did you see Lisa?

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  9. oooh that really is lovely. it's made a trip down the park this afternoon a must. thankyou dear as ever
    x

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