We were so busy getting “What The Fuck Did I Dream” and “Light Consequences” (which are some of our best by the way- check ’em out!) to press that we snoozed on the fact that Greatest Imaginary Hits made some end of year best of lists! First time for everything. We missed it because we didn’t realise it would be in the separate compilations and reissues lists.
Marc Masters gave us a lovely writeup in his review of the Bandcamp Best Experimental Albums of 2020. Check out the other good stuff he features here too:
As part of the final batch of Mary Staubitz and Russ Waterhouse’s “very 2020” series of blindfold duets, Ashtray Navigations’s Phil Todd and Thurston Moore (who I think was in some band or other once, dunno…) have contributed 5 mins of guitar (and a bit of sampler) intricacies for your entertainment. Bandcamp and be sure to check out the vast array of luminaries and legends in the other 77 installments. Its all great stuff.
One long track, revisiting old times of textural drift from prior Ashtray installments, with added 21st century pixel dancing…furniture music flatpacked and automatically assembling and reassembling itself in time
With a heavy heart we face the loss of our friend and loyal AshNav supporter Pete Coward, compiler of one of the discs on our recent retropsective. Pretty much uniquely on the UK underground music scene, he didn’t make music, run a record label or write a blog, but he was an integral part of it for so many of us. There’s a Pete shaped hole now.
Two new Jandek live releases from the legendary Corwood Industries with Phil Todd involvement! Way back from 2007, recorded in Amsterdam (wild power trio action with Todd and Alex Neilson rhythm section) and Aarhus (Todd on piano and guitar). Looking forward to hearing these again. We should have a few copies for sale soon, but the impatient or Americans should hotfoot it over to https://corwoodindustries.com/
New Ashtray Navigations album! Yes, you guessed it, it is bandcamp day again (Friday 4th). Six and a bit new tunes recorded back in May, a heavy dunking in the celestial dub pit, tinkling rhythms and pulsating melodies, no analogue synth whatsoever this time.
Digital available now (though obviously we’d prefer it if you held off until bandcamp day itself), CDRs (limited to 50 copies) should be turning up in a week or two though, as ever in these pandemic-infused times, delays may well occur.
Some revivals on the bandcamp site today, in honour of bandcamp day tomorrow (7th Aug, Pacific time). That’s the day of the month upon which we get to keep all the money and we hope you will be thus inspired to send us a little. If you don’t have any (and who does these days?) you can listen to them all on the stream for free… anyway, back from the grave are…