Innovation In The Trade

by Pulco

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about

It’s funny how albums come together

I’d started with an idea of recording a number of abstract live drum loops as a basis for each song after being inspired again by the awesome rhythms on Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica.

I knew I’d end up with a set of gnarly off the wall guitar songs and I also made a decision not to use any acoustic guitar either.

I found myself exploring the idea of monologues and short stories and was determined to find a way to include some of these on the album.

During my summer holidays I bought a book of poetry by Adrian Henri in a small bookshop in Aberaeron. His words were perfect for the edgy verbal approach that I had in mind and I’ve actually used loads of his poems for lyrics on the album.

On a musical level a chance thought lead me back to listen again to a Fall CD that I’d never really taken much notice of before. My thoughts also drifted back to the cut & paste song writing approach of Pavement. I think that the sounds of both bands had a big part in the making of Innovation In The Trade.

I terms of an overall direction for the album, the final bridge that I crossed was to immerse myself in a growing love of all things DADA.

Part of the Dadaist manifesto says – ‘ Reject reason and logic. Prize nonsense, irrationality and intuition’. That makes perfect sense to me.
So now pass onward to Innovation In The Trade.

credits

released 17 January 2015

Thanks to Iona & the kids as always for their support & Nat Lyon for his tireless & genuine enthusiasm !! Nat also plays awesome guitar on A Cruel Heart. The album was mastered as always by my old pal Dave Hirst who also played bass on The Blazing Hat pt 2

Finally I humbly acknowledge and pay gratitude to Liverpool poet Adrian Henri who's words feature heavily in the lyrics of the tunes on this album !!

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Pulco Bangor, UK

Homemade lo-fi sketchbook indie - Intentionally minimal with a unique mixture of melodies, loops, spoken word and field recordings.

His autobiographical sketchbook style has characteristically diverse influences from Lou Barlow & Pavement to R. Stevie Moore and outsider art
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