- LYING UNDERNEATH THE EARTH 12:20
- WAITING FOR GOD 14:25
- FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION 8:40
- GHOSTS ON PLATFORM 3/ FALLEN ANGELS 12:05
- PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE/ EPILOGUE 17:00
F.I.B. is PHIL JACKSON: synthesisers, piano, organ, electric piano, vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, cajon, koto, compositions except for adaptations of themes from Holst on side 4. With special guest RICHARD GORMAN : electric guitar solo on side 3.
A ‘7’ RECORDS PRODUCTION, 2019
Following his EP ‘Space Elevator’ available for free download on Bandcamp Phil has released a full length 66 minute long album on his ‘7’ label which will also be available through Bandcamp soon. ‘METRO‘ was inspired by the books of Dmitry Glukhovsky, the subject being post apocalyptic survival in the Moscow Metro. ‘METRO‘ is Phil’s most complete work to date, a concept album of five parts on the theme of mutually assured destruction. The music is highly structured with elements of melodic progressive rock and experimental electronica and features a song cycle recounting the recollections of our unnamed narrator as he waits for the end. There are also swathes of colourful improvised passages notably the organ/ moog/ drum improvisations on side five. The album is designed to be listened to as four sides- maybe one day?
Copies are being sent out all over the planet for review and can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone wishing to support this and future projects may do so by sending £5 by Pay Pal to cover costs for a CD-R with an illustrated card sleeve and case. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
I CALL EARTH BUT EARTH DOES NOT RESPOND
Urbmon 116 (2016)
Until Hell Freezes Over (8:20): Phil with rhythm section of Tim + Paddi:
Many did not think they would survive the Cuban missile crisis– this piece conveys the anxiety, the waiting, the paranoia, the Russian choir performs Mussorsgky’s ‘At Daddy’s Gate’ and reminds us of Russia’s great culture while an anvil sounds to remind us of darker moments.
Fragile Piece (4:30): Phil with Tim and Paddi– a variant of ‘This Fragile Peace’ from the pArAdOx OnE album– I just took a different road, that’s all.
Hope (2:30): A one take expression of …? (Phil alone)
The Bodyswerve (6:40): Designed for hip exercise (that’s hip not hip!) (Phil with Tim and Paddi)
Calling Earth But/ Earth Does Not Respond (long!): You’ve seen ‘The Martian’- right? Who doesn’t fantasise about being lost in space? But why is the alien calling Earth while its planet implodes?- totally improvised first take on an old Juno synthesiser.
Look out for the next Urbmon 116 releases on asteroids and escalators into space (an Arthur C Clarke idea)
Music will soon be available on www.paradoxone.co.uk and Bandcamp – free but donations are welcome– see also my Solo artists group on Progressive Ears website.
Do get in touch.
Another ‘7’ Recording