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SFR #288 - starring The Diamond Family Archive. broadcast 09.06.13

SFR #288 - starring The Diamond Family Archive. broadcast 09.06.13

Playing tracks by

Jo Foster, Rob St John, Thirty Pounds of Bone, Darren Hayman & The Short Parliament, Charlie Parr and more.

broadcast 9th June 2013

presented by Dillon
featuring in session THE DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE

Haunting, fragile, sublime lo-fi melancholia, atmospheric, lazy grace, spectral folk with a distinctly British sound.…some of the words used to describe the music of Laurence Collyer, a reclusive artist who writes, records and performs music and folk-song using the rather grand moniker, The Diamond Family Archive.

Holed up in a converted garden shed in rural Devon, you can find The Diamond Family Archive creaking and coaxing songs from detuned guitars and relative solitude. Personal and pastoral themes are mixed with sleepy-eyed awe to create sparse and fluttering arrangements. The sounds of the rain, the old mill leat outside the door and the ever present ominous rookery in the nearby slate quarry all make it onto tape.

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Gareth Simmons

A beauty of a session from DFA, and an excellent show as usual

Simple Folk Radio

Gareth, thank you kind sir.