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Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus: "Walrus" ep

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:09 pm
by Adam Blake
Just wanted to say a few words about the ep by Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus - entitled "Walrus". It's a completely DIY release. Just like old times. I have no idea how many copies she has pressed but if any of you were ever interested in such non-figurative music as Hugh Hopper's "1984", Robert Wyatt's "End Of An Ear" and the live improvisations of Henry Cow then I can heartily recommend this release. I think it's wonderful that someone is out there making music like this. Thackray uses trumpet, flugelhorn and synthesiser alongside her band members who play Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, various electronics, drums and the bass is provided by a tuba - a la Theon Cross. The music really has no reference points beyond itself and it is very imaginative and new. I doubt very much that Thackray spends her time listening to old Henry Cow and Hugh Hopper records but I sometimes do and I think what she is doing should be widely encouraged.

https://emmajeanthackray.bandcamp.com/album/walrus-ep

Re: Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus: "Walrus" ep

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:09 pm
by Chris P
I listened to a lot of this yesterday, and will be listening again soon. merveilleux sterf