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A Rare Look Behind

by Various Arists



Weekly Independent Music Taster #106

Aldora Britain Records proudly presents A Rare Look Behind, a collection of 25 eclectic musical selections from around the world. The compilation's title is a reference to A Rare Look Ahead, the new studio album from Tennessean lo-fi powerpop collective Mythical Motors. The band also contribute a brand new track, 'Years Of June'.

Alongside Mythical Motors, we welcome back several other familiar faces this week. We have the ska-inclined new wave of Manganista opening proceedings, followed by the crunching classic hard rock of the Tick Bryan Band. There is also snarling Beatle-esque psychedelia from Pablo Solo, melodic pop punk reinvention from Feverjaw, and roaming lo-fi folk rock from Mike Stapleton.

Til Willis returns with Solohawk, a side project that brings new life to jangly wall-of-sound pop. We also feature California's Big Stir Records and Italy's Go Down Records once again. Big Stir bring us the doo-wop harmony powerpop of Nick Frater and Go Down bring us the powerhouse scuzzy metal finale of Prehistoric Pigs.

As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Tom @ Aldora Britain Records


Please welcome these new friends to the Aldora Britain Records Community this week:

A.P. Harbor (quirky anti-folk rock brilliance).
Abrasive Trees (brooding post-rock soundscape).
Analogue Dreams (modern revamp of post-grunge).
Andy Small (easy listening storytelling jazz).
Atari Ferrari (ethereal glam rock balladry).
Billy Liberator (melodic alternative pop rock).
Ellen Pels (socially-aware funked-up jazz).
Grace Morrison (straight-shooting neo-traditional country).
Hank (pounding electro indie rock).
Jacob Pickos (harmonica-wailing alt country).
Jordana Talsky (acapella soul pop anthemia).
Jim Bower (nostalgic art rock adventure).
The Liquid Project (rhythmically driving neo-soul).
Mark Rogers (tender-hearted American indie folk).
Rob Peters (driving psychedelic folk perfection).
Todd Hearon (shuffling contemporary country rock).


released October 30, 2021

This album is dedicated to Michael K. Williams. Special thank you to all the artists, bands, producers and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork taken from the image 'Hot Air Balloon Flying Aviation' by Andrea Stockel, used under Public Domain licence. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-241).

Tracks 1-5:

'Tipping Point' written by Manganista, used by permission of Matt Rhea, originally released on 'Shooting At The Big Bang Seams' (2016). 'Peppermint Pattie' written by and used by permission of Tick Bryan, originally released on 'Rock And Roll People' (2021). 'River' written by Matthew Joseph Hughes, used by permission of Atari Ferrari, originally released on 'Pleasant Surprise' (2021). 'Wave' written by Solohawk, used by permission of Til Willis, originally released on 'The Radio Waves And Your Movies' (2021). 'Buggin' Out' written by Nick Frater, used by permission of Big Stir Records, originally released on 'Earworms' (2021).

Tracks 6-10:

'Going Your Way' written by Billy Liberator / Smiley, used by permission of Billy Liberator, originally released on 'Companions' (2021). 'Stars Up Above' written by and used by permission of Jacob Pickos, originally released on 'Everything I Needed To Say' (2021). 'Superpower' written by Jordana Talsky / Justin Abedin / Sarah McCully, used by permission of Jordana Talsky, originally released on 'Zahava' (2021), more info at jordanatalsky.com. 'A Hundred Thousand Questions' written by and used by permission of Ellen Pels, originally released on 'From A To B' (2021). 'For You' written by and used by permission of The Liquid Project, originally released on 'The Liquid Project' (2020).

Tracks 11-15:

'Helenstown' written by and used by permission of Andy Small, originally released on 'Unreliable Witness' (2021). 'Jerome' written by and used by permission of Pablo Solo, originally released on 'Alondras' (2020). 'Trauma And Grace' written by Feverjaw, used by permission of SWND Records, originally released on 'Trauma And Grace' (2021). 'Years Of June' written by Mythical Motors, used by permission of Matt Addison, originally released on 'A Rare Look Ahead' (2021). 'Wildcat' written by Andrew Preston, used by permission of A.P. Harbor, originally released on 'What A Circle Is Worth' (2021).

Tracks 16-20:

'When David Bowie Dies' written by and used by permission of Jim Bower, originally released on 'Life Support' (2021). 'Evangeline' written by and used by permission of Todd Hearon, originally released on 'Border Radio' (2021). 'Free' written by and used by permission of Grace Morrison, originally released on 'Daughter' (2021). 'Just So You Know' written by and used by permission of Mark Rogers, originally released on 'Rhythm Of The Roads' (2021). 'Cold Winter Days' written by and used by permission of Mike Stapleton, originally released on 'It's All About The Truth' (2021).

Tracks 21-25:

'Madam Misery' written by Peters / Walker, used by permission of Rob Peters, originally released on 'The Moon That Thought It Was The Sun' (2021). 'You Know Me' written by Analogue Dreams, used by permission of Steve McKenna, originally released on 'Half The Story...' (2021). 'Land Of The Silver Birch' is a traditional composition, used by permission of Hank, originally released on 'Can You Cry?' (2009). 'We Rise' written by Matthew Rochford, used by permission of Abrasive Trees, originally released on 'Without Light EP' (2021). 'The Fourth Moon' written by Prehistoric Pigs, used by permission of Go Down Records, originally released on 'The Fourth Moon' (2021).


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