J-Walk returns this summer with a new LP Mediterranean Winds.
A deep set of Vangelis-inspired sounds plunging the listener into waters deep whilst leaving crumpled anoraks behind, before forging the sound into the soulful vibrations of the J-Walk
world we love.
The River's Edge is a mythical place. A scene of tranquillityor the start point of a journey. Nothing stays the same. Lifepasses by. The river widens then retreats. The River's Edge doesn't exist...
The album oozes with confidence as Nev takes his low barritone vocal into new areas and - dare we say it -
even breaks into song!
Sounding like a 70's French Kung-Fu soundtrack taken from a low budget movie shot on location in La Havana Cuba. The Hi-Fires launch their music onto the unsuspectiong followers of WONDERFULSOUND
MONKS ROAD SOCIAL
Dr Robert’s “Lost In Rasa” is the first mesmerising release from the unique and groundbreaking Monks Road Social.
Coming on like a long lost cousin of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Trouble Man’ mixed with Fred Neil’s narcotic folk, it soars with the heart wrenching strings of Ben Trigg, leaving you breathless, elated and ever so slightly joyous.
A Magical Collection - Shindig 5*
Guided by Luca Neiri’s delicate vision, R W Hedges's love for the Easy Listening era of the 1950s is filtered through a keen ear for doo-wop and rhythm-and-blues providing WONDERFULSOUND with a quintessential British pop album.
The gentleman who brought us the sublime versions of Davey Graham's Hummingbird & Jackson C Frank's "Milk & Honey" returns with a skewered homage to his favourite film soundtracks of the 60s and 70s, a spell binding collection of instrumental music.
THE SEVERED LIMB -
From busking with washboards to recording racous rock in pub basements. The Severed Limb are the opitome of DIY & one of the coolest looking bands I know
Born and bred in Brixton, the new album is the point at which punk and skiffle meet and make people dance to a pub-punk rock that’s defiantly outspoken.
Fittingly titled, Waiting Around is the fruits of melodic craftsman, John Stammers’ labour. a record of stark beauty and enduring quality - delayed only by an unyielding sense of intrepid experimentalism
Waiting Around fuses the great Brit folk-jazz traditions of Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, with further-flung sounds of Gene Rains, Eden Ahbez, Moondog and Sun Ra.
'IRON IN THE FIRE'
Former Coral guitarist Lee Southall demonstrates quality songs and intricate guitar work on his debut solo project.
These richly atmospheric tracks are soaked in the dramatic climate of the Yorkshire Moors; from the endless Summer days of childhood to the darkness of gathering storms.
Dustbowl Soul provided by Angelina intertwined with the sonic dynamics of Rupert Brown all kept secret on the IOW, which thankfully you don’t need a ferry to hear it no more.
Mojo 4/5 - Observer 4 /5 - Uncut 8/10
Rough Trade Album Club
London based Bordeaux duo Matthieu Beck and Marie Merlet take their influences of experimental 60's soul pop and wire them through the electronica of synths and drum machines.
"'Lazing on a hammock somewhere between Metronomy’s English Riviera and a modern-concept Noir film" London In Stereo
The Industrious, illusive and versatile Luca Nieri currently lives at WONDERFULSOUND as an Artist, producer, Multi-instrumentalist and illustrator.
Sarah Cracknell , Carwyn 'Colorama' Ellis and WONDERFULSOUND's very own John Stammers are a current list of happy customers
THE KRAMFORD LOOK
Comprising of a expert sound Studio Engineer and a Thelonious Monk freak, Pierre Duplan and Daniel Wood draw from inluences such as kids TV theme tunes from their child hood and 'rare as hen's teeth' euro soundtracks from the 1970's
BIP BIP BIP
Incorporating the squiggles and squelches of vintage analogue synthesizers and the breaks and beats of old library & soundtrack LPs, J -Walk returns with an album of lo-fi vibes reminiscent of the recent Francis Bebey or William Onyeabor reissues bought into the 21st century with that classic J - Walk sound.
THE MONK'S KITCHEN
Hermit-like probably describes The Monks most acutely, melancholy and weathered and bearded also. Yet musically, these traits somehow intertwine with a refined, textured, close-
to-nature, autumnal vibe - these three monks are harmoniously dishevelled in both character and verse.
Music From The Monks Kitchen LP
7" Shake (Sam Cooke Cover)
I first saw Simon Lord perform the song Space Hawk upstairs at the Gladstone Public House (R.I.P) in Borough and as the final chorus sang out so did the audience.. Since then Simon has always had a special place on the WONDERFULSOUND Roster.
2 LPs in I always have space for a new Simon Lord record in the catalogue
A notion of the Beatles looms large in the world of the London Based trio The Superimposers but it's the sun dappled California of old Emitt Rhodes and Harry Nilsson records rendered in bright bazooka- wrapper colours that seem to inform them.