The final instalment! The podcast with Mr Wilson, The Album Years, has been dominating my listening choices of late, so I thought I’d draw this extremely short series to a conclusion. I’m pleased to say that the random Covid-19 giveaways are still in place in my neighbourhood (with an excellent Flannery O’Connor short story collection being this week’s choice find), … Read More
Lockdown Listening 2 This rather brief edition of Lockdown Listening is truly a C-19 special. Every day during these ‘unusual times’, various neighbours have been leaving boxes of CDs, DVDs and books out on walls and benches throughout the neighbourhood (thoroughly disinfected no doubt!). This has led to a few discoveries and a fair bit of reassessment. Consequently, I’ve deliberately … Read More
This may be the start of an occasional series or it may just be an end in itself. I thought it might be interesting to offer an honest, unedited lockdown listening list along with comments explaining some of my thoughts about the music. In effect, a collection of what I’ve been listening to since sitting indoors became the new sunbathing … Read More
One problem with very occasional blog writing, as I’ve just found out, is that the world can be in a very different place at the end of the process compared with where it was at the beginning. I started this in January/February in the midst of a song-writing frenzy (well, 7 songs completed in a month) and ended it in … Read More
18 years after the duo’s debut California, Norfolk, Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers return with the exquisite melancholy of Modern Ruins. Mixed by the legendary Peter Hammill, the album alternates between fragile piano-led songs and atmospheric Electronica-infused pieces which take the duo’s music to new levels of accomplishment. CD in rigid matt-finish Japanese-style card sleeve. All copies come with a … Read More
Tim has written a new diary entry where he writes about the guest musicians on the forthcoming new no-man album, and looks back on his activity since February’s diary entry, including the seeds of solo album number 6. http://timbowness.co.uk/diary/
The seven month gap between diary entries has been taken up with the release of solo album #5, a mini-tour, recording for no-man’s forthcoming studio release, and – most recently – the start of what may very well be solo album #6. Yippee ki-yay! ———— In terms of recording, the first part of this year was spent re-singing the vocals … Read More
Tim has added a new “influences” post on Speak, the Tim Bowness album notes blog – on the subject of Jethro Tull.
June Berlin date announced Tim Bowness and band – plus Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Centrozoon) – present a unique evening of songs and ambient improvisations at Prachtwerk, Berlin on June 4th 2019. Tickets are onsale now. View the live dates poster.
2019 Live Dates updates Tim will be joined by ex-IQ member Andy Edwards for a song or two (an IQ rhythm section reunion with John Jowitt) at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sunday 26th May 2019. For his London show (Camden Dingwalls Friday June 7th 2019), the special guests will consist of a set from Ms Amy Birks and a solo … Read More