Floating World Music #2 19th feb 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2015 by magicanddreams

Dear friends,

you can hear the second installment in my monthly radio show for NTS here:


Floating World Music w/ Bass Clef & Ashley Paul Guest Mix – 19th February 2015 by Nts Radio on Mixcloud

It features a guest mix from Ashley Paul.


Tracklisting is below:


The B-52s ‘Cake’ (ISLAND)

Smith N Hack ‘strength & inspiration (live)’

Arthur Russell ‘springfield (detail)’ (AUDIKA)

Serge Gainsbourg ‘requiem pour un con’ (SMOKE DISQUE)

Ella Fitzgerald ‘airmail special’ (VERVE)

Nat King Cole ‘ay,ccosita linda’ (E.M.I)

Archie Bleyer ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’ (PHONOGRAM)

Fred Astaire ‘puttin’ on the ritz’ (VERVE)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe ‘trouble in mind’ (MCA)

Santo & Johnny ‘sleepwalk’ (CANADIAN-AMERICAN RECORDS)

Price Bell Ringers ‘close to you’ (GREAT WESTERN RECORDS)

Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh ‘fayinkunko’ (ROGUE)

Rhythm & Sound ‘no partial’ (PK)

Bob Marley ‘keep on moving (version)’ (UPSETTER)

Bill Wells ‘D.A.D.E.’ (GEOGRAPHIC)

Master Hatta ‘echigojishi’ (NONESUCH EXPLORER)

Julie Covington ‘you are the music while the music lasts’

Tindersticks ‘running wild (extended instrumental)’ (BEGGARS BANQUET)



Ashley Paul guest mix:


  1. Kim Jung Mi – Unknowingly
  2. Ben Pritchard – Naked Island (wagtail004)
  3. Group Soontoon Chairoogruen – Rice Farm Girl
  4. Ashley Paul – I’m Finding You
  5. Paul Desmond/ Gerry Mulligan – All the Things You Are
  6. Paul & Maury – yawn, dont yell (wagtail002)
  7. Chris Corsano – Regrets, I’ve Had A Few
  8. Olan – Saint Heartless (wagtail005)
  9. Ace Cannon – Tuff
  10. Reiko Kudo – My Brother
  11. Keletigui et se Tambourinis – Samakoro
  12. Ashley Paul – Heat Source
  13. Ben Pritchard – Flame (wagtail004)


John Adams / San Francisco Symphony Orchestra ‘The Chairman Dances’ (NONESUCH)

Sheila E ‘a love bizarre’ (PAISLEY PARK)

Prince Jammy & King Tubbys ‘jah works’ (SKY JUICE)


12,000 Seconds

Posted in Uncategorized on November 10, 2014 by magicanddreams


morning friends

today marks the day that M+D finally go legit

the first four releases in the 12,000 seconds series are now available digitally online through real actual shops, links to follow

the tapes will be with us this week – I’m not taking preorders – but watch this space for announcements

there should be enough to go around

plus a special release not available digitally entitled Basic Chanel


in the meantime you can listen to some tracks from the 12,000 series below:


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Zummo with a Clef

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2014 by magicanddreams

Very happy to announce I will be doing a small UK tour with Peter Zummo – aka my favourite trombonist of all time – and Ernie Brooks and Bill Ruyle – all associates of the one and only Arthur Russell – AND JD Twitch from the legendary Optimo duo – AND amazing cellist Oliver Coates – come and catch it if you can, I’m nervous and excited:

LONDON > > > Cafe Oto

EDINBURGH > > > Summerhall

COVENTRY > > > The Tin At The Coal Vaults

BRISTOL > > > The Cube


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Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2014 by magicanddreams





Nov 10th, cassettes and digital


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Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2014 by magicanddreams

(cassettes rule everything around me /

get the ferric, dolby dolby B y’all)

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Dear friends, it’s been a while, and here I am cap in hand : )

I need to raise a little capital to manufacture the next batch of M+D releases, so we’re gonna do some back cat specials:


all four Some Truths albums and the Ekoclef album too are now Name Your Price on bandcamp


I’ll leave it like that for a week or two and then I’m going to delete the bandcamp account (we’re going legit…like a real label kinda)



I don’t have that much stock left but I wanna shift it, I’m tired of climbing over boxes of my failure just to get some coffee ; )

so in the best supermarket tradition it’s a BOGOF


Inner Space Break Free cassette 

is £8 UK / £9 europe / £10 anywhere else

and you can have a free cd or indeed another copy of the tape for a friend, or to keep under your pillow, I don’t know, it’s your life and you got to live it…



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ok these are buy one get the other free or take another copy of the same one if you want

£5 inc postage to the UK

£6 to europia

£7 to anywhere else in the known universe


for any of this just email: 

magicanddreamsmusic AT gmail DOT com




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BC/ST tour dates

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2014 by magicanddreams

Dear friends, here’s what I’ve got coming up this summer…it would be nice to see you sometime : )

There’s a bunch of other very exciting shows still to be confirmed, but these are all definite…

June 26th: collaborating with Hugh Metcalfe at The Lightship In Harwich old town

June 29th: Bass Clef live set at the Golden Pudel, Hamburg (AWWW YEEAAAAH)


July 4th: Bass Clef DJ set at Kartel, Plan B, Brixton


August 9th: Bass Clef live set at Supernormal festival, Oxfordshire


August 23rd: Bass Clef live set at Doune The Rabbit Hole festival


August 30th: Bass CLef live set at Klub, Luzern, Switzerland


August 31st: Some Truths live set at Treibhaus, Luzern, Switzerland


11th/12th/13th September: Bass Clef and Some truths live sets at Phono festival, Denmark




I found some hen’s teeth

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2014 by magicanddreams

and in other news, the other half of M+D: Pipe Dreams, will be making a super rare live appearance!

Tomorrow night, at a pop-up wonderland:


info is: http://popupwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/wonderland-showcase-presents-soundscapes.html

and: https://m.facebook.com/events/677596372288820?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A5%7D&aref=5&refid=17&__tn__=H


Some Truths live on NTS

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 23, 2014 by magicanddreams

This week the Knee Deep radio show on NTS very kindly asked me to guest.

I did a Some Truths live set, about 30 minutes worth:

New releases >>> Bass Clef and Some truths

Posted in Bass Clef with tags , on October 20, 2013 by magicanddreams

Dear friends,

well it’s been a long time coming, but our two new releases are ready to go!

First up is a new tape and digital e.p. from Bass Clef.

yeah it’s 60 minutes long but it’s an e.p. rather than an LP.

Because I say so, that’s why.


‘acid tracts ep’

acid tracts in a pile

It’s a limited edition of 94 copies. Strictly one per customer.

The cassettes were pro-duped onto fluorescent orange shells. The tracks were mastered at Subsequent Mastering who I can thoroughly recommend, he did a great job for a very reasonable price.

All the covers were painstakingly assembled by our own fair hands here at MAGIC + DREAMS. They are all different. The inlays are all different too. This took absolutely ages and I would have to be insane to go through it all again.

MAD023 first batch horizontal

MAD023 second batch horiz

MAD023 all the spines

You can hear the lead track ‘Strings Of Death’ here

The tape comes with a download code for a complete set of 320 mp3s.

Or if you would like just the digital you can get it from our new bandcamp page

£8 if you’re in the UK

£9 if you’re in europe

£10 for those of you on one of the other fine continents of this world…


ok, what’s next?


‘low point X’

The last in the series of cassette releases for M+D, from my modular synth alter ego.

Next year the project will happily move to vinyl for a batch of releases on various exciting labels.

So here’s one last tape. And hopefully the best one!

MAD032 tapeshot

You can listen to lead track ‘Some truths #37’ here.

If you have the full set of four you can now enjoy reading my descent in to further madness…

Some truths full set

If you would like the digital version you can get it here.

The tape comes with a download code for a full set of 320 mp3s, and was pro-duped in a white shell in a white-backed case, with extensive inlay notes as always.

£8 if you’re in the UK

£9 if you’re in europe

£10 for those of you on one of the other fine continents of this world…



Ok so these are both quite limited. If you are interested please email us at:

magicanddreamsmusic (at) gmail dot com

When we get your payment we will send you a link to the mp3s and get your items in the post.

Also why not have a look around the SHOP? I’ve got a few bits of Bass Clef stock for sale.

Also we still have copies of the Inner Space Break Free tape.


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Some Truths in The Boiler Room

Posted in Live, Some Truths with tags , on May 23, 2013 by magicanddreams

So, thanks to the nice people of Public Information

I will be on The Boiler Room this afternoon, doing a Some Truths live set:


You can stream it online today here:


from 2 – 6pm BST or archived at some point soon  thereafter…


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