Intricate, immersive soundscapes… delights in unexpected combinations – tabla, trumpet, guitar, deep bass and vocals which swim in an out of focus, kaleidoscopic-style… Irian Jaya with snatches of soulful vocal, sounds like Marvin Gaye heard in a dream.
John Bungey, MOJO, UK
It’s orchestrated in microscopic detail without losing an epic, boundless feel. Across 12 tracks, Spevack’s rack of electric and metallic violins and Clemo’s palette of guitars, noises and “atmospheres” are ferried by a smoky rhythm section including three percussionists as they journey into uncharted waters. ★★★★
Tim Cumming, Independent, UK
A true mind-melding between strong artists… a long-player lover’s long-player, something to dive and immerse yourself into.
Francois Couture, All Music Guide, USA
All the tracks here find comfort in ambiance and experimentation yet it is here that Clemo excels like no other in his ability to combine genre and influence to create forms so musically diverse from popular recognition…” truly intoxicating… one hopes he does not stop performing or creating such brilliance for quite some time to come”. ★★★★
Joe Ward, Subba-Cultcha, UK
Hypnotic yet evolving
Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise, UK
The sheer virtuosity displayed by the players here is something of a rare and somewhat hidden quality in general life.
The beauty of the eclectic offerings you will find on the CD brings forth so many facets of feelings and emotions. ★★★★
Keith Hannaleck, muzikreviews.com
Brilliant noises. soundzero is full of them. . . surprising and unorthodox.
Neil Bennun, Straight No Chaser, UK
Captures and captivates. . . inspiring, evocative, solemn, unique and beautiful.
Philip Clemo – guitar, keyboards, electronics, location sound recordings Ysanne Spevack – electric and metal violins, vocals, location sound recording on track 7 Cleveland Watkiss – vocals Phil Slater – trumpet Chris Halliwell – guitar harmonica John Edwards – double bass Tarlochan ‘Bobby’ Singh – tabla Pete Lockett – percussion Mark Sanders – drums, percussion
Produced by Philip Clemo © 2008 Clemo/Mee