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Collocutor / Live At The Fish Factory / On The Corner

Test Pressing, Dr Rob, Collocutor, Pete Buckenham, On The Corner, Dub plate, Live At The Fish Factory, Kickstarter

Collocutor and On The Corner Records are in the midst of a kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording of the ensemble`s second LP, “The Search”.

If you hit the link to pledge there`s a whole load more information, but basically the fund-raiser is attempting to find the monies to cover the considerable cost of putting seven musicians in a vintage analogue studio for a week. A wide range of packages are on offer from a simple digital pre-order, to an “Executive Producer” credit, to having the band play in your living room.

As the campaign enters its final week, On The Corner`s Pete has made available 15 copies of a live dub-plate featuring 2 unreleased compositions, recorded post-rehearsals for “The Search”. Both tracks are evolving and mediative. “Disappearance” traces Galliano`s “Six Sharp Fists” back to its “West Side Story” origins. Percussion rattling like feet on fire-escapes, through alleyway mazes. Romeos and Juliets. Pursued and pursuit. Hunters and prey. “Arrival” begins as a flute-led lullaby, with sax and clarinet slowly joining the conversation. The images are those of lazy heat, of a watering-hole waking, of its visitors calling out to one another and the day, yawning, stretching, starting their song.

Like that of Soundway`s Family Atlantica, Collocutor`s music reflects and celebrates a multicultural Britain. Something to be supported. Something all the more important in the light of last week`s referendum result.

*A pre-order link is within the Bandcamp player.

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