Calculating Infinity – Adam Stafford LP review

Adam Stafford has been responsible for some of the best records I’ve heard in recent years but new double LP ‘Fire Behind the Curtain’ (due out this week on Song, By Toad Records) doesn’t see him trying to repeat a successful formula. Instead Adam has moved away from his recent song-based work back into almost…

Reverse Drift – New from Adam Stafford

Released through Gerry Loves Records on 30th June, ‘Reverse Drift’ is a collection of Adam Stafford‘s landscape photography in book form. The book comes complete with`Reverse Drift’ a single, 40-minute composition in three movements which will be available as a download with the book. The photographs were taken over a period of eighteen years, between…

10 Years of MPT #4 – 2013/14

2013 Albums Remarkably 2013 provides a list that stretches to no fewer than FIFTY albums (and a fair few were left out.) But, it’s a bit of an odd list. Whilst more than half the acts that made the top 10 appear in a top 10 for the first time (a good thing), it doesn’t feel that strong a…

2016 – L.P.s (1-10)

  Here’s the final 2016 countdown – my ten favourite albums of the year. 10. The Paranoid Style – Rolling Disclosure  After three superb E.P.s the Paranoid Style finally got round to releasing their debut long player. Well, when I say long player, it was a pretty short blast of an album – 10 tracks…

2016 – Live

Hell – that was some year for gigs. And there were a good few that I managed to miss for one reason or another. Live band of the year? A tough one but it’s difficult to look past the Triffids and Friends even, if like last year, it’s on the basis of just the one…

A Christmas Mend – De Rosa and Adam Stafford live

De Rosa / Adam Stafford – CCA, Glasgow – Saturday 17th December 2016 There’s been no more important album to this blog than De Rosa’s ‘Mend’. Even if it predated the blog by several months its influence on what I’ve done since is inestimable because it really opened up the  Scottish live scene for me. So…