Sunday, 28 May 2017

SJI: Almanac 5.05 (2017)


Almanac 5.05

Tracklist:
1) Confirmation Bias
2) I Miss The Lack
3) M'Sweat Lad
4) Birds Fly Overhead
5) Untitled N.5

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Various), Mark Oliver (Vocals), Cath Tyler (Vocals).

All songs by gwl, except 1) Oliver/Lang, 3) Harrison.

Track 2 recorded live at the Prohibition Bar, Gateshead, 13.04.17.
Live sound and post-production on 2 by Ian Evans.

Produced by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.




Saturday, 27 May 2017

SJI: A Heap Of Broken Images (2017)



Limited edition cassette release (30 copies) on Concrète Tapes, who describe it thus:

"St James Infirmary is (mostly) Northumbrian polymath G.W Lang: new album A Heap of Broken Images sees the 30-odd year old project at it’s most psychedelic and expansive. 

One minute dancing round a fire with an acid-fried celtic sex cult, the next sat at the bar at 3am in a smoke-filled jazz club, via some marvelously sideways pop songs: Lang doesn’t stay still in one form for the whole 45 minutes, with only a keen ear for melody and offbeat instrumentation holding the ship together.

Available on a limited run of 30 clear cassettes with hand-printed wraparound sleeve and labels (and on MP3) from bandcamp – the cassette also features a bonus tune that won’t be available on any other format."

Source: https://concretetapes.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/st-james-infirmary-a-heap-of-broken-images/


Buy it from Bandcamp HERE

Tracklist:
1) Preamble
2) Arise
3) Endgame
4) Sadly Gone
5) View from the Litchen Window
6) Dreamsong of Bakunin
7) Sleepmasks On
8) My Demolition Site - The Girl at the Torfest
9) Memories of You


Personnel:
gw lang

Recorded by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.





SJI: Red Flag Compilation (2017)



The excellent Concrète Tapes have produced a compilation cassette with the profits going to the Labour Party general election campaign fund and the Manchester relief fund.

Purchasing details HERE

Tracklist:
1) Lo Five - Clinging to Nothing
2) The Assistant - Through the Obelisk
3) Yehoshua - The Eyes
4) Repeated Viewing - CZech
5) Carriers - Pt Selected
6) Megaheadphoneboy - D90 Smile (Rec Mix)
7) Locean - Strawberry is the Draw
8) Fabricoh - Scree
 9) Simon Coates - Wham Bang Boogie
10) William Thompson - October
11) Ceramic Hobs - Meat is Tebbit
12) Karen Novotny X - 5 Minutes in Brussels
13) St James Infirmary - Cunty & Chaotic 
14) Field Lines Cartographer - Paths of the Elders
15) Kepier Widow - One
16) Turantula - Hard For You
17) Portland Vows - Metro (edit)
18) Bail - Astro Torres (Bail's Alternate Reality mix)
19) Nicholas Langley - Glock1
 20) Polypores - Reptiliana
 21) Ceramic Hobs - Meat is Tebbit 2


Personnel:
gw lang

Recorded by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.



Monday, 22 May 2017

SJI - Almanac 5.04 (2017)



Tracklist
1) Invocation Of The Feather Stone
2) Untitled N.4

Personnel
gw lang (Vocals, apps, drones), Cath Tyler (Violin), Joanne Burke (Violin), Jason Thompson (Drums), C Joynes (Guitar), Simon Foster (Guitar), Mark Oliver (Guitar, Percussion), Andrea Woodyer (Saxophone), Bing Bongo (Bass).

Music by the musicians, corralled by gwl.

Invocation Of The Feather Stone, live improvisation at MalFest, Featherstone Castle, Haltwhistle. 27th January 2017.

Live sound by Rob Sadler.
Live recording by Mark Oliver.

Produced by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.



SJI - Prohibition Bar, Gateshead. 13th April 2017.


Setlist:
1) You're A Minor Medical Miracle. Mr Lang!
2) I Miss The Lack*
3) Uncommon People
4) It'll Be Alright
5) Young People, Fuck Off
6) Toledo

Personnel:
gw lang

*Released on Almanac 5.05, details HERE.

Photo by Diane Jones

Monday, 3 April 2017

Next gig - Prohibition Bar 13th April w/ Barrett's Dottled Beauty


This should be a stormer. We saw Barrett's Dottled Beauty at the recent Mal-Fest celebrations, and they were superb.

April 13th 2017 at the Prohibition Bar, Gateshead.

Events page here.
Buy tickets here.

SJI: Almanac 5.03 (2017)


Almanac 5.03

Tracklist:
1) With Guitars
2) King Of The Brag
3) The Making Of Shut-In Man
4) Two Famous Poets
5) Untitled

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Organ, Guitar, Vocals, various)

All songs by gwl

Recorded by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.