Posts Tagged: Clay Pipe Music

ACL 2020 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The year was so rough that we feared there would be no happy music.  Thankfully, we found that we had reviewed plenty in every genre!  The very concept of happiness is difficult to define, and a wide definition includes inner

ACL 2020 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The year was so rough that we feared there would be no happy music.  Thankfully, we found that we had reviewed plenty in every genre!  The very concept of happiness is difficult to define, and a wide definition includes inner

Jon Brooks ~ How to Get to Spring

How to Get to Spring?  That’s a good question right now, given our current circumstances.  But Jon Brooks‘ title does not contain an interrogative; it’s more of a manual. The short teaser video displays a montage of cover art, a snowflake

Jon Brooks ~ How to Get to Spring

How to Get to Spring?  That’s a good question right now, given our current circumstances.  But Jon Brooks‘ title does not contain an interrogative; it’s more of a manual. The short teaser video displays a montage of cover art, a snowflake

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Streaming is king.  Fewer physical editions are produced than ever before.  And yet, the tactile experience offers something special to the recipient: a feeling that the experience is real.  Our ten 2019 selections include half a dozen formats, evidence of

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Streaming is king.  Fewer physical editions are produced than ever before.  And yet, the tactile experience offers something special to the recipient: a feeling that the experience is real.  Our ten 2019 selections include half a dozen formats, evidence of

Alison Cotton ~ The Girl I Left Behind Me

Is this a Halloween recording or a Christmas recording? Both and neither; it’s as mournful as a procession and melancholic as falling leaves.  Each side-long piece was composed to accompany a ghost story, and the title track was read at

Alison Cotton ~ The Girl I Left Behind Me

Is this a Halloween recording or a Christmas recording? Both and neither; it’s as mournful as a procession and melancholic as falling leaves.  Each side-long piece was composed to accompany a ghost story, and the title track was read at

The Hardy Tree ~ Stagdale

Over the past decade, Clay Pipe Music has been a reliable imprint, carving out a distinctive niche. While the artists have varied, the tone has remained consistent, centering on a type of British folk music that has one foot in

The Hardy Tree ~ Stagdale

Over the past decade, Clay Pipe Music has been a reliable imprint, carving out a distinctive niche. While the artists have varied, the tone has remained consistent, centering on a type of British folk music that has one foot in

Vic Mars ~ The Hospice

Seldom have I been so wrong in my interpretation of a musical piece.  Vic Mars‘ The Hospice was intended to be one thing, but I received it as another.  This extended piece was composed as the score to a Christmas reading of

Vic Mars ~ The Hospice

Seldom have I been so wrong in my interpretation of a musical piece.  Vic Mars‘ The Hospice was intended to be one thing, but I received it as another.  This extended piece was composed as the score to a Christmas reading of

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to