This all adds up to pretty much a dream ticket. Clemo’s “compositions” meander into your peripheral auditory field and recede again with dreamlike nuance. It’s beautiful, transcendent and yes, indefinable. ★★★★
Chris Jones, BBC Online, UK
Quietly mesmerising… [an] aura of bleak beauty… clusters of sounds coalesce and disperse over hypnotic rhythms… deserves a wide hearing. ★★★★
John Bungey, The Times, UK
The results are nothing short of beautiful, with a mesmerizing quality that will get this reviewer coming back for more.
Francois Couture, All Music Guide, USA
Ambiently atmospheric and, above all things, still… the centre of the music is the sound of musicians listening.
Nick Coleman, The Independent on Sunday, UK
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
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