Tomorrow Might Be Monday by Ewan D. Rodgers (Northwestern Series Pendle 002). Released in a limited edition of 300 on 29th October 2012 in a hand-assembled card box made by Conifer Handmades of Mumbai, India. Artwork by Dom Cooper, loosely based on the classic Folkways Records sleeve designs. Eight page booklet contains descriptive notes.
"Like a good walk in the Lake District."
"Looking for benchmarks, it’s tempting to think of Syd Barrett and Swell Maps, but these are merely notional reference points. The music swoops and sways to its own time signatures as Leonard enlists the help of Steven Collins on the aforementioned Lillian and psyche-drone master craftsman PG Six helps drag the four parts of The Eighth Tower over its sonic representation of a defiantly regional landscape."
"And amazing stuff this is too, where the experimentation keeps you on the edge of the seat and well away from any borders with boredom – beyond this eclecticism, are some astute songs and distinctly thoughtful melodies that still remain faithful to some quite folkish roots. "
"The image of the tower on the cover reminds me of the ruined and overgrown windmills visible when navigating the Norfolk Broads. It’s a resonant image that captures something about Adam Leonard’s haunted music. If you’re a fan of the work of Tyneham House or The Hardy Tree, then do give this a listen."
"Within the first moments of hearing the wonderfully-accomplished ‘Nature Recordings‘ album from Adam Leonard, it is clear that there is something very special waiting in store. The rich production with its magically soothing warming tones sets the stage for an incredibly well-crafted, cohesive release which deftly displays Adam’s particular gift for blending traditional psychedelic-rock and psychedelic-folk elements whilst also maintaining a thoroughly ‘modern’ aesthetic to his work.”
Now available to buy from the Northwestern Store. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.
The finished article! A very handsome beast, even if we say it ourselves. Just don’t ask how long it takes to assemble each one…
Hey, ho, let’s go! Adam Leonard’s Nature Recordings. All moving parts oiled and ready for assembly.
The Moon and the Sledgehammer is a British 1971 cult documentary film directed by Philip Trevelyan which documents the eccentric lives of the traction engine loving Page family: the elderly Mr Page and his adult children Jim, Pete, Nancy and Kath, who live in a forest near Chiddingly, Sussex without mains gas, mains electricity orrunning water. More at http://www.themoonandthesledgehammer.com/