Catalog HUM25
Format CD
Discs 1
Category ROCK/POPS
Street Date 2018-06-01
An absolutely superb new album from one of the UK’s most underrated mavericks. Imagine Robert Wyatt High Llamas Roy Wood Jeff Lynne and Todd Rundgren all in one magnificent human. That’s Crayola Lectern. Superb arrangements throughout and in common with all the above I suppose a sense of adventure and playfulness is evident throughout. One of my favourites of the year so far - Simon Raymonde Bella Union. Happy Endings is an album of extraordinary music borne of an extravagance of imagination unfettered by convention or fashion poised rather sexily in some other dimension beyond the usual parameters. With this in mind we have decided to call it psychedelic. Death and love crop up a lot on this LP with a sacred/profane soulful/irreverent silly yet deadly serious wisdom which recognises the universality of its themes allowing them to gently explode into your ears. Crayola is reaching out here. It’s musick with a “K” . A man in great demand by the cognoscenti as yer go to musical visionary Crayola Lectern is Chris Anderson with Alistair Strachan Jon Poole Bob Leith Damo Waters and Bic Hayes.
1. Rescue Mission
2. Submarine
3. Linger On
4. Barbara’s Persecution Complex
5. Giant Moon Up In The Sky
6. Lux
7. (Don’t) Let Go
8. Secrets
9. (No More) Happy Endings
10. Finale