The Rooms

Cover image of The Rooms
01 THE PLACE
02 DREAM OF SHATTERED MIRRORS
03 THE SHIFTING PATTERNS OF SUNLIGHT
04 A HAND REPLACES THE FACE
05 LEAVING CORRIDOR RED
06 THE HUMMING TOP (DANCING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE)
07 A CHOICE OF DOORWAYS
08 SHADOWS DRAINING FROM THE WALLS
09 TAKING A HAND (IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS)

Philip Clemo – electric guitar, electronics, atmospheres, treatments, additional sound recordings Chloë Goodchild – voice Clive Bell – shakuhachi, bansuri, holosu, cretan double pipe, pi-saw flute, sipsi, seljefløyte, shinobue, concert flute, harmonica Henry Lowther – flugelhorn, trumpet Theo Travis – alto & soprano saxophones, alto & concert flutes, electronics B J Cole – pedal steel guitar Simon Hopkins – electric guitar Kevin Pollard – piano, hammond organ, fender rhodes Simon Edwards – electric bass, double bass, guitarron, marimbula Martin Ditcham – percussion, noises Dirk Wachtelaer – drums Hrda Pavel, Kaňka Libor, Eret Frantiśek – violin Pávićēk Jaromiḱ, Untermüller Kavel – viola Sůva Vladimiŕ, Havelík David, Hixová · Marie, Simon Wagland – cello Jiry Rohan, Viktor Obsust – double bass

Produced by Philip Clemo

Cover image by Philip Clemo Ⓟ and © 2008 All Colours Arts

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Further reviews

Layered compositions, jazz fuelled melodies and an absolute success. [Clemo’s] hypnotic blend of lo-fi jazz infused experimentation is simply brilliant throughout. Three years in the making this album may have been but it is worth every minute. If it takes as long for a follow up then I’m more than prepared to wait. ★★★★★
Joe Ward, Subba-Cultcha, UK

Clemo’s hypnotic grooves form the backdrop for rich and satisfying textures.
John L Walters, The Guardian, UK.

A sequence of brooding personal narratives. ★★★★
Mike Hobart, Financial Times, UK.

An example of hypnotizing experimentation that breaks away from the traditional. If you’re tired of the same old thing, Clemo will drive you out of your musical coma. ★★★★★
Chris Homer, Muzikreviews.com

Clemo is clearly investigating where jazz meets rock, and chill-out electronica in an inventive and fresh way.
Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast, UK.

A work of restless intimate beauty.
The Sunday Experience

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