Neil Gardner is a bit of an audio guru, being the brains behind an award winning spoken word production company. But sometimes he likes to retreat from the digital studio to listen to some music analogue style, on vinyl. This time he asks Is There A Place I Can Go with Trudy & The Romance...
Format: 7″ Blood Red Translucent Vinyl
Side A: IS THERE A PLACE I CAN GO? – a luscious 50s style swing ballad featuring blissful, wistful flowing brassy sounds. A magically disjointed gumbo, hopping between flavours and tones. A melancholic deep-dive into a lounge-bar replete with jazz cats and blues kings. A lo-fi mournful tragedy that demands your full attention and empathy.
SIDE B: JUNKYARD CAT – Full-fat fifties jazz poetry that swoops and swirls, leaving the listener confused but captured. Feeling like a live jam in a French cafe, this is the ultimate in cool hep-cat noir. A drunken melancholia stuffed with angelic double-bass, yet rough-around-the-edges in all the best ways. Authentic and all-too-real, if rather rough’n’ready in its production.
Vinyl Thought: So much to think about, so far to travel…why not do it in style and with a groovy cat as your coffee-swigging companion, yeah!
Info: @trudymylove / Flying Vinyl
First published on https://fromthelisteningnook.wordpress.com/ where you can find lots more of Neil's vinyl verdicts and find Neil on Twitter @HokusBloke