First Time Ever on CD for JM Silk's 1987 album Hold On To Your Dream. Expanded with 5 Bonus Tracks and Re-Mastered from the Original Master Tapes.
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the launch of a new imprint, Cocteau Discs, the home of Bill Nelson’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001. The series of ongoing releases begins with the re-release of Bill’s classic album Northern Dream, recorded on rudimentary equipment at Holyground studios in Wakefield in 1971. One of the first truly independently produced albums to be released in Britain, the album featured wonderful compositions such as Everyone’s Hero, End of the Seasons, Love’s a Way and Smiles . Championed by John Peel, the album paved the way for Bill’s future career with his bands Be Bop Deluxe and Red Noise and for his highly regarded solo career.
This excellent 3-CD album opens very interesting perspectives in a consistent quality of implementation. Firstly it gives a glimpse of the variety of minimalist movement that covers both a circular Philip Glass arpeggios, more neo- romantic, the religious tintinabulisme a Pärt , enjoyment micro - offsets a Riley or Reich, verve and almost jubilant " Britpop " Nyman or a poetic dreamer and a bit gray from those who claim to Satie.
".. What the Grand Designs TV show couldn't include. Monty's budget building guide; the ideas, the tricks and the cost savings. How to get planning and how to do yours; step by step…" The opening roof, the bath under the bed and a draw-basin? Join Monty as he bares all;- from ideas, thru planning applications and onto the build; all to make a 4 bedroom house in central London for 170k. Build a whole house too; or perhaps just a few of the amazing ideas? Save money, save space, learn from his mistakes.. 100 minutes rammed full of entertaining design and process information in easy to use chapters.
Documentary following the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry's most ambitious project to date - the building of a secular chapel near Harwich in tribute to Essex women. The building has a one-off visual style, handcrafted down to the finest detail, with relief tiles and tapestries depicting the character of Julie, who stands for Essex women everywhere. As the design comes together, Perry seeks inspiration from single mums and hairdressers, but he soon struggles to bring the enormous project in on time and on budget - and finds himself dealing with baffled local residents.