The Eft

Twisted Nerve



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Partially separating the frost bitten fells that make up Lancashire’s lucid landscape are small clusters of naked black trees and hedgerow that provide shelter for a host of disgruntled inhabitants hibernating from typically cruel British Winters.

In a wood not dissimilar to this you’ll find a welcome co-inhabitant who spends his time making fractured folk songs with limited electricity and a wide range of mutant, mechanical music machines ranging from zygotic zithers to 10 second tape loops, lutes and flutes. Imagine Delia Derbyshire in deepest Lancashire recording a Nepalese Incredible String Band with members of Os Mutantes and Faust keeping the generator warm and the kitchen operating in audible proximity.

Sam McLoughlin’s viscously self-sufficient, fair-weather commune band make the type of acid soaked folk and handicraft punk-rock that unified Gong and Soft Machine fans before he was born.

1. Intro
2. Cruckle
3. Never Or Now
4. Spider
5. Andy And The Mole
6. Kawai Kry
7. Board Snore
8. Open Cluster
9. Story
10. Number Three
11. Henbane Beer
12. Small Riot
13. Brave Kuda
14. Cremation
15. Shadow
16. The Sound Is Six
17. Movement
18. With A Snake
19. The Eft
20. Mammat
21. Argyll Minor

Click here to listen to soundclips of all tracks at Klicktrack

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