Guardian folk album of the month: Future Folk: Friendly Faces; Different Spaces

Blimey! Made a little appearance in The Guardian this morning as The Slow Music Movement’s compilation that I appear on is folk album of the month- The highest profile coverage since I was in Gamesmaster magazine 28 years ago!

It’s a lovely flowing collection, many thanks to James for curating and great to be featured amongst such likeminded artists such as: Alula Down, The Howard Hughes Suite , Geir Sundstøl – sundstoel Scott William Urquhart, Bróna Mcvittie, Avocet Jeffrey Silverstein, Andrew Tuttle, El Conejo, Black Brunswicker, Tracy Chow, Pete Thompson & Me Lost Me.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/may/14/future-folk-friendly-faces-different-spaces-review

Compilations

I have recently (well in the last 6 months) appeared on two lovely compilations. Back in November 2020 I appeared on this beautiful and eclectic compilation highlighting the loss (and near loss) of many species:

And in April 2021 I appeared on this other beautiful and eclectic (within a folky idiom) thing:

It’s great to be on compilations with other amazing artists so if you are compiling anything at the moment do let me know and hopefully I can hop aboard!

A fresh take on an old tune (or two)…

Just stumbled upon this, love the fragments of speech. Always fantastic to see music I’ve made from a different point of view…

Blizzard from Trevor K. Ball on Vimeo.</p>

The piece used is That Was The Day:

Also found this video, never of this Chava guy but he seems quite a character.

Chava from Erick Flores Garnelo on Vimeo.</p>
The track He Said, Life is a Question but Don’t Let Them Hassle You For An Answer comes in a little way through:

Various reviews for Bird-Stone…

https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2017/may/music-reviews-may

http://custommademusic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/six-records-cmm-wants-you-to-know_20.html

http://periwinklehearandnow.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ben-mcelroy-bird-stone.html

http://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/music/10852

http://www.beardedmagazine.com/index.php/albums/article/ben-mcelroy-bird-stone-white-lab-recs

http://derbaenkelsaenger.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/im-schnelldurchlauf-was-bei-bandcamp.html?spref=fb&m=1 (In German)

http://www.textura.org/archives/m/mcelroy_birdstone.htm

https://musicwontsaveyou.com/2016/08/18/ben-mcelroy-bird-stone/ (In Italian)