Archive for July, 2011

Trilogy Part II: Song(s) Of The Week

Posted in Blog with tags , , on July 30, 2011 by magicanddreams

From a Festival last weekend to a Restival this one – aka I (heart) saturdays.

But OK – i’ve been a slouch this week. i admit it. Modern life is hard. Busy. Mental.

Sun’s out today – and although i’m more of a autumn man myself – i know y’all dig it, at least some of the time. Anyways, may your summer start here. Go in peace.

Have a two-for-one, encapsulating Song Of The Week, euphoric nihilism, summer vibes,  to saturdays of rest and recuperation, cleansing and rebirth, to Herbie Flowers – the genius Herbie Flowers – bass player here on these two nuggets and (segue fans) the man behind the wobble on David Essex’s ‘Rock On’ – see, there was a link there, to missing people, to lazy days, my dad’s musical influence and memories of him, to pizza, to ‘curb your enthusiasm’, to dark rum – OK OK, i’ll stop there.

Too obvious?

HELL YEAH – who gives a shit?

Take A Walk On The Wild Side…… Can I Kick It?

Please do. Be our guests….




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Rock On MAGIC!

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , on July 25, 2011 by magicanddreams

Our erstwhile hero is off for a much deserved break – Happy Holiday Mr. MAGIC!

Which leaves you – dear reader – in my clumsy clutches…. cough….. i mean safe hands.

MAGIC recently threatened to run riot round the MAGIC + DREAMS site in my temporary absence – he may have planted a demon seed in my mind – for i fear that is the course i am intractably bound upon….

Song Of The Week on a Monday?! Believe. Part of a triptych, no less.

Here, to wave our hero bon voyage, is Pipe Dreams’ Song Of The Week / Euphoric Nihilism / Non-Guilty Pleasure mash up.




From a pure production point of view, surely one of the oddest, most OUT THERE pop singles of alltime. It’s philosophical message? “Rock on…” – and that is it. And that surely is Euphoric Nihilism in it’s very core essence.

And what does that sound like exactly? Well, for starters, try:

Slinky, wonky, slippery, liquidy, sinewy, ectoplasmic and downright sexy.

If this isn’t chopped-and-screwed-and-hawked-on-limited-edition-white-label-7″-vinyl-available-for-a-limited-time-only-via-mancunianmailorderwebsites by September then i just don’t know *what* the hypnagogic is up with this world.

“Jimmmmmmy Deeeeeannnnn…”


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kadia blues

Posted in Blog with tags , on July 22, 2011 by magicanddreams




Well-angular sidewaysed blues this week, nearly horizontal in fact.

Going out to my brothers-in-crime P & PD:

may your mehs turn to YEAHS


music will see you through


late is a state of mind, nothing more nothing less


My guroogle informs me a ‘paillotte’ is a straw hut

(nice, reinforces my fantasy of Tom Waits decamping to africa in the mid to late 80’s, taking a sideways turn into magnificent Malian rumba, delirious murderous soukous – can you IMAGINE IT?).

As for ‘Kadia’ well, I don’t know. I’m going to imagine it as a girl’s name (listen to the trumpet solo) but you can put in your own meaning – that’s the power of music, my friends.


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Posted in Coseph Jonrad with tags on July 20, 2011 by magicanddreams

Dear all, just a couple of presents for you today.

To stream or download (that is the question) ‘go your own way’ from CJ’s Paper Round Tapes volume four:


And here’s a freshly minted video for ‘everywhere’ (which you can also download from the M+D cloud o’sounds)

That is all.


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a list of my favourite vortices,

Posted in Blog, Some Truths with tags , , on July 19, 2011 by magicanddreams


1. the total perspective, Frogstar B’s finest

2. the gronda gronda oh, but this one hasn’t aged so well (absolutely terrified me as a child)

3. the dark heart of Wyndham Lewis

4. North / East london’s finest jazz hole


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a drop to drink (with your ears)

Posted in Blog with tags , , on July 18, 2011 by magicanddreams

Just as I drifted off last night, waiting for sailing by and the shipping forecast, this drifted by me, and it turns out today I didn’t dream it:

Chris Watson ‘water song’

A great documentary about recording water by the one and only soundlord Watson, who, it turn out, has a lovely soft northern accent to boot.

Move quick, it’ll only be up for a week.

It blends nice with the rain, too.


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Are you ready now?

Posted in Bass Clef with tags on July 16, 2011 by magicanddreams


a band of angels coming after me

Posted in Blog with tags , on July 14, 2011 by magicanddreams



yeah everyone knows SJH is as nuts as a full moon mescaline david lynch macadamia sandwich. oh yeah sure he is. just like lee perry.


I think he put this one on the LP just to show. Just to show he could have done the Robeson / King Cole / success trip… if he’d wanted too.

Swing low? oh the lowest.

carry me home?



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Coseph Jonrad – paper round tapes volume four

Posted in Coseph Jonrad with tags on July 13, 2011 by magicanddreams

Dear friends,

here is the first of our two releases for this month…

The fourth installment in the PRT series goes from dream-slow swirls,  to swampy witched house fever-visions.

An emotional rollercoaster journey through the greatest hits of a band who racked up a lot of hits.

Amongst other things they racked up:  inter-personal relationships, break-ups, massive recording costs, line-up changes, and lines…but only one rhythm section.

Here’s a video loveletter for the track ‘dreams’.

Oh stevie.

Here’s ‘Everywhere’, to stream or download GRATIS:

The album is available on cdr for £5 with FREE postage in the UK or europe, please email us:
magicanddreamsmusic (AT)


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stella and strobe lights

Posted in Bass Clef with tags , , , on July 12, 2011 by magicanddreams

New Bass Clef video >>> for “I think you are ready now for the eternal point of no return”>>>


From inner space break free


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