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William Doyle

Near Future Residence (2024 Repress)

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'Near Future Residence' is music for an imagined place based on real ideas; the soundtrack for an ecologically sustainable housing development somewhere in a no...
William Doyle

The Dream Derealised (2024 Repress)

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A collection of nine abstract, lo-fi pieces that were recorded during the summer of 2016, when focusing on creating them helped guide Doyle through a “difficu...
William Doyle

Slowly Arranged: 2016-2019 (2024 Repress)

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It’s nearing a decade since William Doyle released his Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, 'Total Strife Forever', as East India Youth in 2014.
William Doyle

Lightnesses I & II (2024 Repress)

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'Lightnesses Vol I & II' sees Doyle create what we might understand as true ambient music – that is, music intended for the background that wasn’t composed ...
William Doyle

Great Spans of Muddy Time

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An elegiac treatise on letting go, a wobbly pop masterpiece & quite likely the only album on this list inspired by Monty Don.

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BC Camplight

The Last Rotation Of Earth

dinked 239 - limited 140g green/blue marble lp* + signed & numbered flexi* + poster* - 1 per customer - £25.99 | Buy
*SIGNED* dinked 239 - limited 140g green/blue marble lp* + signed & numbered flexi* + poster* - 1 per customer - £25.99

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Brian ‘BC Camplight’ Christinzio delivers yet another extraordinary & unique work of dark observational humour, splintered melodies & cerebr...
brian eno

BEFORE AND AFTER SCIENCE (2017 half-speed master)

180g half-speed master 2lp + certificate + download - £27.99
Robert Wyatt

Shleep (2016 reissue)

2lp + download - £19.99
JOHN GRANT

Boy From Michigan

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A tale that began in Michigan & was crystallised in Iceland, the compulsive over-sharer goes deep on this one (not that he’s exactly danced around sub...
Springs Eternal

 

  1. Garden of the Morning
  2. Now in Motion
  3. Relentless Melt
  4. Soft to the Touch
  5. Eternal Spring
  6. Cannot Unsee
  7. Castawayed
  8. Surrender Yourself
  9. A Short Illness
  10. A Long Life
  11. Because of a Dream

William Doyle

Springs Eternal

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Doyle's latest is a revelation of bucolic electro-acoustic pop wonderment - he might have swapped his muddy boots for something more dancefloor appropriate but the wind-whipped bracken is never far from tapping on the studio door as he bounces from one charming electro-bop to the next.

This constantly evolving Dinked alumnus is back with a gorgeous work of frenetic art-pop that has our John Grant / BC Camplight lobes purring. Serving up art-pop for the anthropocene, 'Springs Eternal' is the Mercury-nominated William Doyle’s most ambitious and most playful creation to date. Taking a panoramic view of the ecstasies and agonies of life in the 2020s, the record asks how we exist as fragile flesh and blood – our hearts beating and our minds racing – in an unprecedented, almost unimaginable time of runaway climate destruction and technological expansion. 'Springs Eternal' presents a strange and thrilling cast of characters – from cowboys to castaways – who just might be Doyle, once or twice removed. “Most of the songs are in the first-person, but rather than being autobiographical, I was trying to imagine hyperreality versions of myself,” Doyle says. “What if decisions I made in my life had resulted in the self of each particular song? How many degrees of separation am I from those realities? It’s a frightening thought, and frightening thoughts often make for good songs.”


Across 11 tracks, we hear from narrators teetering on the precipice of global disaster, heartbreak, addiction, indoctrination and mental illness, until they pass into the great unknown. The lyrics, by turns earnest and ironic, upfront and allegorical, are paired with infectious melodies and often outright swagger. Co-produced by indie superproducer Mike Lindsay (Tunng, LUMP) at his MESS studio in Margate, we hear the siren song of the sea washing around pulsating electronics and stirring instrumentation, featuring contributions from musicians Alexander Painter, Genevieve Dawson and Brian Eno.

RIYL: Brian Eno, Robyn Hitchcock, Robert Wyatt, Euros Childs, Cleaners from Venus