We’ve got a new special subscribers only release coming up for Bandcamp Friday, titled Superiorfeelings No. 2, you can get that by signing up for our subscription service: ashtraynavigations.bandcamp.com/subscribe
Also coming up is a new LP on Blue Tapes, and T-shirts, more information soon!
The 2nd Ashtray radio show will be streaming live this Thursday at 4pm CET (that’s 3pm UK time, 10am EST, 11pm in Japan, Midnight on Friday in Australia and 7am PDT, for all you early risers) www.listen.camp Music from Lamont Dozier, Embryo, Rose Royce, Sonny and Linda Sharrock, Wizzard and many more! Phil and Mel will be doing some talking in this one!
It can be listened to again afterwards at CAMPs Mixcloud. Our show from last month is still up there:
Hopefully it will happen again before too much longer, or something like it will, at least.
Until then, you can relive those times with your ears, and if you decide to throw some money in (if you have some), Wharf Chambers (where those kind of things used to happen a year ago, and hopefully will be again soon) will be the sole beneficiaries.
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.