Τρίτη, 8 Μαΐου 2007

ποιος είναι ο λόρενς γουλφ;


"I am required to say a few words about myself. This is a task which fills me with unease and as to the value of attempting a synopsis of my background, influences, etc... Well, I have my doubts. Essentially, I would prefer to let my songs and music speak for me. Some points of reference are undoubtedly required however, hopefully as a point of entry to generate curiosity and interest. It has been said about my music that there is a strong Celtic influence in sounds and images, which reflects my Scottish upbringing. This has never been a conscious decision on my part, so it must spring from a natural instinctive relationship with my roots. Of course there is a wider world to explore other than one's own small corner of national identity and my music and songs hopefully convey this. In a cultural climate of, on the one hand ease of consumption, hype and homogenised commercial banality, and on the other hand the centuries old traditions of literature, music, philosophy and academic endeavour, is there any way of bridging the gulf between all or nothing? To speak or remain silent, or when we speak how little or how much to express and to whom do we address and commune with in our allotted and restricted time? How long do our attention spans allow? What of our appetites for attentive absorption ?
How often does the art of conversation even remotely come close to bridging the gulf between something or nothing? The art of song as a medium of expression is, I feel, a hugely underrated one. But thankfully there are still a few who follow their own creative instinct irrespective of ephemeral trends. So here I am, one voice amidst many. Whether the mood of my writing is light or dark, I hope it contains something of value beyond merely the superficial".
Lawrence Woolfe [aka Bob Theil]
εξαιρετική αγγλική psych folk των 70s που δεν κυκλοφόρησε μέχρι το 1982. είχε προηγηθεί ένα ep το 1980. μέχρι το 82 ήταν ο bob theil. στη συνέχεια άλλαξε το όνομά του για να το κάνει πιο λογοτεχνικό. από τότε υπογράφει ως λορενς γουλφ.
αντιγράφω από εδώ: "The BEST UK private pressing from the last 30 years, most tracks written in the 70's and sounds 70's, brilliant original songs with Floyd styled electric leads and backing band, I traced him and have a few original copies to sell (to benefit him also). These original copies also come with a 5 track 7" EP that was made 2 years earlier, which is also totally stunning - EVERY customer who has had the LP have raved over it. Backing musicians include Jimmy Litherland (Colloseum / Jade etc), Mark Brezicki (now with Procul Harum). The album is also in the new Hans Pokora book (4001) and has 4 "stars" (Value £300+) and a recommendation symbol ! Complete money back guarantee that you will love it. M/M £180
εδώ υπάρχει ολόκληρο το άλμπουμ του.