The Caught by the River Album of the Month: December

8 December 2017 // Music

In a break with tradition, for December only, we’ve opted to substitute our usual Book of the Month for an Album of the Month – Dan Michaelson’s First Light, out today via The state51 Conspiracy. Will Burns reviews. I was watching Emmylou Harris once when between songs, after playing one of her and Gram Parsons’ […]

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Made in Bristol

6 December 2017 // Music //Walking

Clare Wadd returns to the Bristol Streets which shaped her and her record label in the 1980s I’m back in Bristol in the early autumn, the time of year I moved here as a student thirty one years ago. I’ve lived in London twice as long and grew up in Yorkshire, but Bristol is the […]

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Maalie Fragments: a Will Burns/Erland Cooper Collaboration

2 December 2017 // Music //Poetry

One of our favourite tunes of the year is now accompanied by some words from one of our favourite poets of all time. Deep joy.

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1 December 2017 // Music

Robin Turner takes Mark Peters’ mini-album Innerland — out today on Sonic Cathedral — for a spin My mind’s drifting today. There’s a low autumn sun bouncing off the dull, corrugated silver of the ugliest train station in Britain. I’m sure there’s strong competition for that title; this one really is quite crap though. It’s […]

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Woodnotes: Frost, a Bass Violin, and Falling Out With the Sea

24 November 2017 // Landscape //Music

After a short break, Laura Cannell returns with a third instalment of her monthly column on music, landscape, and adventuring… I’ve had some trouble with writing lately, but today I feel normal again. I moved house exactly 4 months ago. We left the seaside and headed back to the countryside, to a hobbit house only […]

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