Don’t Pee on the Rug have settled in on their 25 favorite albums of 2009, and there are two entries from Drifting Falling artists on the list. At number 5 is Gareth Dickson with “Collected Recordings”. At number 25 is Matt Bartram with “Left to Memory”. Simon Scott, who has recorded for Drifting Falling as Televise also makes the list at number 23 with Navigare out on Miasmah. Also worth mentioning one of our favorite artists Epic45 are on the list at number 6 with “In All The Empty Houses” out on Make Mine Music.
6. Collected Recordings | Gareth Dickson (Drifting Falling)
An over-looked gem of a record where Labradford meets Nick Drake in one of the most dream-like of recordings in 2009. Glasgow-based Dickson is a master craftsman and his songs are simply sublime.
07. Gareth Dickson: Collected Recordings (Drifting Falling)
Though Gareth Dickson cites Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, Bert Jansch, Robert Johnson, and Nick Drake as influences, it’s clearly the latter that stands out from that diverse crowd in Dickson’s music; in fact, there are a few songs on Collected Recordings that sound so uncannily like the long-dead legend, they could pass for newly-discovered Drake songs. Throughout Dickson’s fifty-minute recording, the finger-picking of his steel-stringed acoustic guitar merges wonderfully with his fragile voice, and the peaceful ambiance created by the slow-motion tracks proves seductive too.
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