Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Jackamo Brown: 'Prayer for Slow Death' video

New video up for Jackamo Brown's 'Prayer for Slow Death.' The album 'Oh No. The Drift of the World' is now available on CD and download from HMV, Amazon and other retailers. Also available direct from Speech Development Records. The album is receiving rave reviews, including 7/10 rating in latest edition of Uncut magazine.

New interview with Jackamo available to read over at Fairly Random.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Jackamo Brown's 'Oh No. The Drift of the World.'

Our songwriter friend Jackamo Brown releases his debut album 'Oh No. The Drift of the World' later this month. It contains eleven intertwined tracks, including the haunting 'When She Comes' and hypnotic 'Lay Low.'

The album is available for pre-order from all popular stockists, as well as direct from Speech Development Records. Read a review and interview with Jackamo at I Like Music.

During the recording sessions, Grant popped by the studio to play organ and slide-guitar on a couple of the tracks.

To celebrate the release of the album you can download a free sampler of the track 'When She Comes' from the man himself: Jackamo's Tokonoma

From the press release:

'Oh No. The Drift Of The World' is a debut album that doesn't feel the need to shout loudly. In fact, it's probably one of the most stirringly intimate records you'll hear all year. A collection of bluesy, folky acoustic songs largely consisting of guitar and hushed, smoky voice; performed by the somewhat mysterious Jackamo Brown. The album comes in two 18-minute parts, with ambient recordings linking and running through the tracks. It s an anti-shuffle record, its mood, feel and ethos coming from another, simpler time. Recorded and produced by YILA at Empire Studios in Hackney. The recording was basic: just a mic gaffer taped to Brown s guitar, a mic for his vocals and some room mics for capturing the street noise bleeding in through open windows and the guitar and organ that feature on three tracks. Further ambient sounds were recorded after the session by Jackamo in his local area. Influenced by Bert Jansch, Dylan and Arthur Lee, whose 'Five String Serenade' is covered on the album. Brown began recording music seven years ago, having written songs in private for years before that. Many of the tracks on the album date back to that time. 'The most dominant theme from the listener's perspective, I think, is of love lost or relinquished,' says Brown. There are other cheery subjects like death and alienation thrown in too; as well as quiet nods to Russian Literature and Lorem Ipsum.