The first-rate song-writing is delivered with worldly vision and interesting production - Arabic lute, Chinese percussion, Indian violin and cello complement banjo, acoustic guitar, electric bass and Gretsch drums. While Conil’s distinctive voice is backed up by some haunting Tricky-esque female vocals. Recording almost entirely on his own in his studio above a hypnotist’s in Peckham Rye, South London – a stone’s throw from where William Blake had visions of angels - Conil tried to keep the album’s personality singular by playing most of the instruments himself. His recordings include collaborations with some giant personalities: blues guitar legend, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac); Nick Drake’s double bass player, Danny Thompson; and Grammy winning producer, Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Black Keys). His debut won credible plaudits – a 4-star Q RECOMMENDS review in Q; a front cover feature in Blues Matters; spins on 6 Music, Radio 2, NME Radio and XFM; plus reaching number 3 on the US airplay alt-radio chart after his SXSW show. He plays live shows with a cello player and a sampler, and still has his studio above a hypnotist’s. Read more on Last.fm.
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