MPT Quarterly Report – 2018 #2

Here’s a Spotify playlist of songs from 2018 albums that I’ve bought since March. Interestingly I can only attribute two of the purchases (Neko Case and Rolling Blackouts CF) to auditioning the album on Spotify. That’s the same number as the number of records purchased as a consequence of seeing an act live (the Monochrome…

Extreme Medieval Horror – Adam Stafford live

Adam Stafford / Hailey Beavis – The Anatomy Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh – Thursday 3rd May 2018 It seems a long time ago now but Adam Stafford launched his new double LP ‘Fire Behind the Curtain’ at Summerhall little more than a week ago. Originally scheduled for the main Dissection Room, the room was moved to…

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…