Dickson, Gareth / Orwell Court
Album: Orwell Court   Collection:General
Artist:Dickson, Gareth   Added:Nov 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-30 Pull Date: 2017-02-01
Week Ending: Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 24, 2017: Emergency Crew - For Kamla
Two Halfs
4. Jan 06, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler
The Hinge Of The Year, Snag With The Language
2. Jan 21, 2017: Butter and Jams
The Big Lie
5. Dec 24, 2016: Old Fart at Play
Red Road
3. Jan 14, 2017: Old Fart at Play
The Solid World
6. Dec 17, 2016: Old Fart at Play
Red Road

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2016-11-30
Dreamy folk from Glasgow. In five words: like Nick Drake, but better. This is the aural equivalent of walking through a wet forest on a cloudy day. A thick mist of reverb surrounds Dickson’s nylon-string fingerpicking and hushed Scottish burr. Irresistibly beautiful, not to mention addictive. Features occasional backing vocals from folk legend Vashti Bunyan, with whom Dickson has toured for years. (Also see his 2012 album Quite a Way Away, one of my desert island records.) Favorites: 2, 3, 7. All tracks great, though. No FCCs.

1. (4:18)—Mid-tempo, upbeat, serene. Slow finish.
2. *(4:38)—Slow, minor-key, ominous intro. Gorgeous arpeggios ascending to the sky. Picks up speed, with soft, droning bass and ghostly vocal harmonizing.
3. *(5:17)—Long, slow, melancholy intro before a jump in speed. Subtle percussion and watery keyboards.
4. (5:52)—Soothing, lullaby-like. Starts slow and speeds up gradually. Graceful guitar flourishes. Reminiscent of pre-logorrhea Sun Kil Moon.
5. (5:05)—Steady, galloping fingerpicking. Soft harmonica, doubled vocals.
6. (5:47)—Instrumental. Very hazy, droning, soft beginning. Blankets of guitar. Gets deeper and deeper, develops a little dissonance.
7. *(5:07)—Cover of Joy Division’s “Atmosphere.” Slow, plodding, shimmering, simple, peaceful.

Track Listing
1. Two Halfs   4. The Hinge Of The Year
2. The Big Lie   5. Red Road
3. Snag With The Language   6. The Solid World
  7. Atmosphere