• john brenton AM FM etc (CD, £8.25)

    label: enraptured

    John Brenton aka Metrotone, Landshipping, Ojn, Tonfedd Oren & Southville. Enraptured proudly releases a “best-of” collection comprising radio-friendly tracks from five related projects that Bristol-based John Brenton co-wrote and developed as well as his solo work.This is a collection of lesser known tracks that have nevertheless been fiercely loved over the past twenty years, and supported loyally by a number of radio shows including John Peel and Steve Lamacq.Originally released on small labels, usually on vinyl with typical pressings of less than a thousand, sometimes with mail-order only distribution, the tracks are notable for the disproportionate amount of radio play garnered over the years. This compilation makes many of these tracks available on CD and download for the first time.Highlights include Metrotone's “Kiss Me Awake”, which led to the well-received Peel Session in 1998, and Landshipping's “Penguin New Writing”, which was a collaboration with Isan. More recent work under the name Tonfedd Oren, got air-play on Jen Long’s Radio One show, as well as elicited praise from Welsh language media, Tonfedd Oren being Welsh for, ‘Orange wavelength’. Many DJs gave air-play to one or more of these tracks, but special thanks are due to: the Late and greatly missed John Peel, Steve Lamacq, and Jen & Ally on BBC Radio 1, Thierry Nollet on Contrast Internationale, Harald Are Lund on NRK Petre, Jalal on Popscene Radio Bremen, Duyster on Studio Brussel, Paul Baskerville on NDR4, Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales, Planet Claire on Aligré FM, Huw Stephens on C2 BBC Radio Cymru, Cam O'r Tywyllwch on Radio Cardiff and Resonance FM, John Cavanagh on Radio Six International, Gideon Coe on 6music and BBC Radio Bristol Introducing. 01 Southville - Inside and Out 02 Metrotone - Kiss Me Awake 03 Metrotone - Be Like The Stars 04 Metrotone - Dream Harder 05 Landshipping - Penguin New Writing 06 Landshipping - Deep Water 07 Landshipping - Snowing 08 Ojn - Meridians 09 Ojn - Solanki 10 Ojn - Vingt Secondes 11 Ojn - Kumquat 12 Ojn - Blue Eyes 13 Tonfedd Oren - Tonfedd Oren (First Attempt) 14 Tonfedd Oren - Anghofia Ddoe 15 Tonfedd Oren - 80au

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