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Gilroy Mere – The Green Mile
September 2, 2017, 8:12 am
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Gilroy Mere’s debut release “The Green Line”. The pre-order green vinyl editions have sold out but there will be digital. Released September 15 on one of my favourite labels for beauttiful artwork and packaging: Clay Pipe Music – also the home of the sublime  The Hardy Tree

Below an excerpt from a great review by Shaun C. Rogan over at The Active Listener Blog

“….So what does it sound like? Well, if conceptually it is hugely appealing to many of a certain disposition, it more than matches up sonically – a beautiful tapestry of sound that is as warm as an August sunset and sweet as a packet of Spangles. To this reviewer, the spectre of Brian Eno is definitely hovering over much of what constitutes the journey on the ‘The Green Line’. Opening track ‘Dunroamin’’ is a slowed down diesel fuelled reinterpretation of ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ (minus the Fripp-tronics) from ‘Another Green World’ refracted through the dreamier moments of Steve Reich and dowsed in that deep sense of contemplative musical humanism that permeates much of Oliver Cherer’s work…”

Check out the Clay Pipe Music Soundcloud page here



Clay Pipe Music Mixtape
March 25, 2017, 9:13 am
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Clay Pipe Music is a London based label run by illustrator Frances Castle.  Inspired by small press pioneers like Rena Gardiner, each release comes in carefully conceived limited edition packaging designed by Frances. If there is demand, further editions are produced. Initially Clay Pipe produced hand made CDs, but more recent releases have been on  numbered vinyl. Clay Pipe specialises in releasing atmospheric music, with a strong theme or sense of place. Frances Castle is not only a wonderful illustrator and curator of her label but is also an artist producing her own music with two albums as The Hardy Tree:  the 2010 label debut ‘The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath’ , and most recently  2017’s Through Passages of Time. The Clay Pipe Music website should be visited and the catalogue explored if only to see the beauty of the packaging.

Kit Records Mixes are amongst our favourite mixes in the Golden Apples Mixtape Library so when we discovered a Frances Castle Clay Pipe Music Kit Mix we were very happy. Sleeve notes with lots of info here


ISAN – Cutlery Favours
Bob Stewart – Long Lankin
Mark Fry – Dreaming with Alice
Peta Webb And Ken Hall – The Holland Handkerchief
Jon Brooks – Winter’s Hamlet
Dave & Toni Arthur – A Fairy Tale
Plinth – 51°43′.23 N 05°40′.10 W
Kay Gardener – The Lady’s Chapel
The Moody Blues – Voices In The Sky
Peta Webb And Ken Hall – Rose Of My Heart
Strawberry Alarm Clock – Barefoot In Baltimore
Kaleidoscope – Dive Into Yesterday
The Pastels – Wrong Light
Honey Bus – She Said Yes
Peta Webb And Ken Hall – Slieve Gallion Braes