Playing tracks by
Wesley Mathias Wilson, The Diamond Family Archive, Charlie Parr, Josephine Foster, Andrew Bird 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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