Thursday, December 19, 2019

Martin Newell - Songs for a Fallow Land (1985)

First solo album from lo-fi pioneer Martin Newell, who you nerds might know as the guy from Cleaners from Venus, or the Andy Partridge-produced The Greatest Living Englishman. A psychedelic, waterlogged world of jangly guitars, echoing vocals, and muffled drum machine.

Track listing:
1. Sun Comes to the Wood
2. Julie Profumo
3. Soul Monday
4. Gamma Ray Blue
5. Heroin Clones
6. Winter Palace 2
7. Golden Lane
8. Stars Are Cold
9. Late Night
10. Beyond......
11. [unlisted track]

It was just one day
And it came to an end

More along these lines:
This Kind of Punishment -
A Beard of Bees (1984)
Mark Renner -
All Walks of This Life (1986)


  1. Thanks a lot! And, regarding "Greatest living...": Humbug was such a great label!

  2. Happy holidays DEAR_SPIRIT!!!
    Wanted to Thank You for so many great gems you've so generously shared with us all over the years :) Thank You bro!!!
    Well friends, it is my great pleasure to share a true Monster that has haunted the deepest waters of my wishlists for over 20 years :)
    From the radically groovy far-out reaches of innermost fun and the realms of powerLove-charged sands spilling out of Brian Wilson's grand sandbox,
    here is the legendary double Lp surf movie soundtrack, 'A Sea For Yourself' from 1973!! This rare and wonderful soundtrack to Hal Jepsen's surf film was created by a heady congregation led by Dennis & Daryl Dragon and Rick Henn, with help from many other talented friends.
    I cannot say it any better than Mike Hamlin of KIKI Honolulu did in the liner notes from the Lp itself, "There's a lot more - 4 sides of music that rockets all the way from the shit-kickin' strains of 'Sugar In My Coffee' to the phased-out limits of 'Cosmosis' to the staccato power horn riffs on 'Cholo'. Rock, country, electronic, jazz, there are enough musical trips on this album to keep you stoking through several long winter nights. Music is my life - I listen to a lot of it. A hell of a lot - and this one I recommend to you - whatever you're paying for it - it's a deal. So light up - get it on your record player - and 'Sea For Yourself'." Right on Mike!

    A Sea For Yourself [1973]

    And another old classic treat,
    an old Hearts Of Space radio show classic program from 1988 titled 'Whales Alive'....besides the always top-notch space music, this one is very special, for besides a wonderful oceanic journey filled with whale songs, Leonard Nimoy does multiple readings of various classic poems :) it truly is priceless :)

    HOS #142 Whales


  3. I do like 'Lo-Fi' having a Fostex 8 track and a load of effects and mixing it down through a Radio Shack 20 band EQ with all the pots below flat to a 1966 Roberts 721 and calling it 'Lo-Fi'.......Enjoyable despite the load of 'Hi-Fi' equipment.......

  4. hey
    just wanted to thank you for all the good stuff you have posted this year
    oh and merry and happy new aswell