February 23, 2018

Danny Baker on the late Kate Chegwin...

"Keith Chegwin. Friend, a fellow euphoric, grafter. I would greet him as 'former member of the Third Ear Band." He sang this magical song when a career in legit film and theatre seemed his destiny. See ya, mate..."
At the page https://twitter.com/prodnose/status/940231771278454784 198 retweets follow.  

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February 11, 2018

The Harvest inner sleeve poster on sale...

An oddness of the Web market, now we have also a Harvest inner sleeve poster on sale at the Redbubble site (go here).
Printed on 185 gsm semi gloss poster paper in three different sizes, it can be hanged, they say, "in dorms, bedrooms, offices, studios, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome"...

Do you think Malcolm Jones when he started to manage the label could imagine it would become an home furnishing?

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February 07, 2018

English band Cavalier Song related to the TEB by rock magazines...

"... Mix a post-Fall with abstractly imagined music that recalls the Third Ear Band", wrote The Wire Magazine for describing the last Cavalier Song's album "A Deep well",  published on the Fall of 2017 by Rough Trade.

From the label press release, "Cavalier Song inscribe modern eulogies to celebrate the terrible beauty of rural dystopias. Their cinematic stares study earthy landscapes and post-industrial wastelands, constructing a range of sonic artworks that meditate on the human condition, stirring memory and desire within definitions of a terrific sublime. The results are a series of lush, yet darkly affective, symphonic abstractions weaving in and around melancholic myths and narratives. Cavalier Song deploy a post-minimalist sensibility, referencing a range of art forms including painting, sculpture and literature. Musical and poetic influences include Philip Glass, Swans, Ted Hughes, John Coltrane and King Crimson, each echoing a fascination for melodic repetition, unconventional rhythms and poetic design.

"Their second album A Deep Well depicts a series of shifting mise en scènes - from Arcadian dysfunction to an omnipresence of troubling signs, unfathomable monoliths and abandoned fracking sites. The album has an edgier, starker, more intense and urgent feel than their acclaimed debut Blezard; the noisier provocations of ‘Adam’s Apple’ and ‘Heathen’ vigilantly co-existing with the gentler inventions of landscape, developed in the ambient wanderlusts of ‘St Christopher’ and ‘Shields’. Mysterious, enigmatic choreographies emerge in ‘Insect Fire Dance’, where an oedipal protagonist is confronted with a litany of pagan objects, scattered on an ancient burial ground.

"Cavalier Song have performed across the U.K in a number of venues ranging from the esoteric to the implausible; bingo halls and dilapidated cinemas providing alternative sites for the band to transmit intriguing soundscapes and text to discerning listeners . The band also appeared at the Supernormal Festival in 2016, further securing a loyal following in the experimental music scene. Other live projects have included a series of commissions from The Blue Coat, FACT and Static Gallery with the band providing an ongoing portfolio improvised and soundtrack works.
The band have also received regular radio plays and recommendations for their debut album Blezard from Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe on BBC Radio 6 Music.

As always, please listen to Cavalier Song's music (go HERE and HERE) and decide by yourself if connections with TEB's sound is real or, as often happens, just in the mind of some creative rock journalists...

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