Concert: PJ Philipson & David A. Jaycock
- Sat 15 Dec 2018
- 7:30 pm
PJ Philipson’s ‘Linotopia’ is an album of dreamy, spatial guitar music in which electric and acoustic instruments, tone generators and the occasional field recording have been modified through dynamic, time and spatial processes to form fluid harmonic shapes and juddering rhythmic layers. This studio and production expertise is allied to a powerful melodic sensibility at the core of Philipson’s instinctive playing.
PJ Philipson has been making sounds using guitars in his home city of Manchester for over 20 years and for the last six years has been playing guitar for Jane Weaver (Fire Records) on her two latest albums and live shows.
“Glistening, chirruping electronics, plaintive Durutti Column-referencing ruminations and soothing Labradford-meets-Rothko minimalism. A distinctively austere yet humane collection” – Delusions Of Adequacy
“He wields his instrument in foreign ways, often unrecognizable as a piece of wood with strings, and ‘Linotopia’ is proof positive that transformations so profound come with a sensitive grace and maximum impact.” – Toneshift
David Jaycock has released his mysterious, atmospheric and evocative music on respected underground labels such as Blackest Rainbow, The Great Pop Supplement, Static Caravan and more.
He is a BBC2 Folk Awards nominated guitarist / composer operating within the folk / electronic / psych genres and has recently co-written two albums with legendary folk family singer Marry Waterson on the ‘One Little Indian’ label. These recordings have received critical acclaim in the national music press as well as continued airplay on both mainstream and digital radio stations.
“A quiet genius” – James Yorkston
“Jaycock’s delicate arrangements light Waterson’s tales with an enchanted pastoral glow, lifting them to somewhere truly beautiful, strange and unique” – **** MOJO