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Alison Statton & Spike | The Shady Tree

Reissue of the second studio album by cult duo Alison Statton & Spike, featuring vocalist Alison Statton (Young Marble Giants, Weekend) and guitarist Spike (Weekend, Reptile Ranch).
Recorded between London, Penarth and Cardiff in 1996/97, The Shady Tree explores the complex relationship between music and mathematics. It's a deliberately spooky record, in that none of the contributing musicians (Phil Moxham of Young Marble Giants included) met or played together, with the object of inducing the same feeling of isolation given by a Walkman or iPod. Alison sings over highly atmospheric music filled with echoes, loops, gentle harp trills and sweetly ringing guitar. Pensive, reflective and ultimately indefinable, everything on the album ultimately conspires towards calm.
Long unavailable, The Shady Tree was previously released on Vinyl Japan in 1997, and now boasts upgraded artwork and detailed liner notes.

| tracklist
01 Where To Start
02 Unspoken Word
03 Rain
04 Blind Faith
05 Pontymister
06 Point Of View
07 Crucial Timing
08 Sidings
09 Platform Ticket
10 The Seed Remains
11 Dream Monsters
12 Corridors Of Blue
13 Stages
14 Time Out


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